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Disco Pigs – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Enda Walsh Director: John Haidar Reviewer: Stephen Bates The word "disco" may have been falling into disuse in the last couple of decades, but Irish writer Enda Walsh's coming of age play Disco Pigs looks as sharp and relevant as ever in this 20th Anniversary revival. Runt (Evanna Lynch) and Pig (Colin Campbell) were born at exactly the same ...

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Kiss Me – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Anna Ledwich Reviewer: Stephen Bates Most of us know about the death toll from the First World War and the Spanish 'Flu outbreak that followed it, but Richard Bean's bitter-sweet romantic comedy, first seen at Hampstead Theatre in 2016, considers what one of the consequences may have been - an urgent need to re-populate the nation, ...

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Buried Child – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writers: Sam Shepard Director: Scott Elliot Reviewer: Niall Harman With a title like Buried Child, it should come as no surprise that Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play has its dark moments. It also comes with a fair few laughs and at times borders on farce. This creates a problematic mix, as it that neither Shepard nor director Elliot has been ...

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Lunch | The Bow of Ulysses – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Steven Berkoff Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Written and set 20 years apart, Steven Berkoff's one-act plays Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses feature the same couple. Presented here as a contiguous story, with both 45-minute plays performed without an interval between, there is the chance to see both the changing facets of a relationship and the developing ...

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Vanities: The Musical -Trafalgar Studios, London

Music and Lyrics: David Kirshenbaum Book: Jack Heifner Director and Choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Even in the UK, the American high school experience is incredibly familiar and there are numerous films, musicals and books dedicated to a period many writers consider pivotal in the particular shaping of young women. Regardless of generation, at some point, most people will ...

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The Naked Magicians -Trafalgar Studios, London

Performers: Christopher Wayne &Mike Tyler Reviewer: Scott Matthewman What's the best way for a conjurer to show an audience that you've got nothing up your sleeves? One solution: lose the sleeves. Australian duo Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler promise to take the concept to its extreme, by shedding all their clothes. And while they do eventually get naked, for most ...

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INTERVIEW: The Naked Magicians bare all

Stage magic is making something of a comeback with shows coming up with ever more spectacular visual effects to wow their audiences. For Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, aka The Naked Magicians, though, the approach has been more back to basics, promising full frontal nudity with sleeves up and pants down. Glen Pearce sat down with the boys as they ...

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Rotterdam – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Jon Brittain Director:Donnacadh O’Briain Reviewer: Stephen Bates “Rotterdam is anywhere. Anywhere alone…” goes the Beautiful South song. To the three British expats in Jon Brittain’s play, first seen at Theatre 503 in 2015, the Dutch port city is a place where things are moved in and out and now they are all looking for the exit. Alice came to ...

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