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A Nazi Comparison – Waterloo East Theatre, London

Devised and Directed by: Craft Theatre Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   The world is a terrible place and if you think about it, it will drive you mad, which is the central premise of Craft Theatre’s new show A Nazi Comparison opening at the Waterloo East Theatre. In a show that feels fairly paranoid about all the evil forces out to ...

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From Ibiza To The Norfolk Broads – Waterloo East Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Adrian Berry Reviewer: Stephen Bates Yes, we may all have to adjust our holiday habits as a result of the falling pound, but Adrian Berry's 75-minute one-act play has nothing to do with that. Instead, the title is taken from the lyric of David Bowie'sLife on Mars and the play tells of a teenager's journey to find ...

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[Title of Show] – Waterloo East Theatre. London

Music and lyrics: Jeff Bowen Book: Hunter Bell Director: Will Keith Musical director: Oliver Rew Reviewer: David Guest If it were a serious drama [Title of Show] would be compared to Beckett, Pinter and Stoppard delivering their most absurd and puzzling plays. As a musical it is more likely to be regarded as a show within a show alongside the ...

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The Great American Trailer Park Musical – Waterloo East Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: David Nehls Book: Betsy Kelso Director: Kirk Jameson Reviewer: Scott Matthewman   At one early point, Rosemary Ashe’s Betty, the leader of The Great American Trailer Park Musical’s Greek chorus, decries the use of “crude stereotypes” in the setting of a musical in a Florida trailer park, home to a collection of low-to-no income people who form ...

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Taken in Marriage – Waterloo East Theatre, London

  Writer: Thomas Babe Director: Lucy Atkinson Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   There as many different types of marriage as there are people who make them; some eternally devoted; some turning a blind eye to serial cheating; some settling into an habitual friendship. What they have in common is the optimism of the wedding day changing and settling into something else, ...

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Mayday – Waterloo East Theatre, London

Writers: Brian Redmond, Paul Howard, Sarah Davies, William Patterson, Lizzie Bourne, Ali Kemp, Deborah Klayman   Directors: Georgie Weedon, Alice Bonifacio, Marc Kelly, Janet Palmer, James Callảs Ball, Paul Kevin-Taylor. Reviewer: Ann Bawtree       Whoop ‘n’ Wail present six new small plays which have all passed the Bechdel Test which was devised in the 1980s by Alison Bechdel ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with… Whoop ‘n’ Wail

Whoop ‘n’ Wail founders Ali Kemp and Deborah Klayman talk to The Public Reviews about new writing, curating their first showcase, and the Bechdel Test. What is it that draws Whoop ‘n’ Wail to producing new writing? D: Good question! A: We often ask ourselves that very thing. D: No, we absolutely love new writing - creating it, watching it. ...

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Positive – Waterloo East Theatre, London

Writer: Shaun Kitchener Director: James Callas Ball Reviewer: Deborah Klayman It is very rare to see a play about living with HIV that is equal parts funny, informative and entertaining, but Shaun Kitchener’s new play offers all that and more. The play takes place a year after Benji’s positive diagnosis, and looks at the way the illness, and its perception, ...

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