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Julius Caesar – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Maryam Philpott What constitutes a hero? Is it the man who fashions an extensive empire, defeating all in his path, but brings despotic rule to his own people who love him nonetheless, or the man who kills his friend, a supposed tyrant, for the sake of personal honour and social freedom? This dilemma ...

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AnIdealHusband– Tabard Theatre, London

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: David Phipps-Davis Reviewer: Jon Wainwright Secrets from the past and high principles in the present are the combustible ingredients of this classic play by Oscar Wilde. The naked light at large in London society is Laura Cheveley, who knows just how Sir Robert Chiltern acquired his fortune and is determined to use this information to her ...

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Dumbstruck – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Creators: Fine Chisel Reviewer: Stephen Bates In a world where shoals of cod can sing in a 17,000 point harmony and whales can communicate with each other across thousands of undersea miles, the human race struggles to make itself heard, blocked by censorship and inarticulacy. Fine Chisel has devised this musical entertainment, building upon these themes in a loosely linked ...

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Wot? No Fish!! – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Writer: Danny Braverman Director: Nick Philippou Reviewer: Christopher Hong Danny Braverman inherited a shoebox full of scraps from his great uncle Ab Solomons which turned out to be his weekly drawings for his wife Celie on his wage packets. They depict a moment, a feeling and the mundane life of a young newlywed Jewish couple in the 1920s in east ...

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About Miss Julie – Kings Head Theatre, London

Writer: August Strindberg Adaptor: Jonathan Sidgwick Director: Raf Santana Reviewer: Ian Foster Miss Julie has proved an enduring classic over the years, not least because of its timeless malleability, the strength of Strindberg’s writing able to bear the weight of any conceit or concept that a director might throw at it. So it is perhaps little surprise that adaptors have ...

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AHandfulofStars – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Billy Roche Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer:Andy Moseley Another day, another production with publicity material that places undue emphasis on the presence of a former soap operastarin its cast. In this case thestarin question is also a member of Boyzone making his West End debut, but all the same it shouldn’t be the main talking point, and it’s unfortunate that ...

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The Glass Supper – Hampstead Theatre,London

Writer: Martyn Hesford Director: Abbey Wright Reviewer:Andy Moseley When the publicity for a play seems to focus almost entirely on the fact that it stars a former EastEnders actor an audience could easily imagine they were about to watch a vanity project for an ex-soap star trying to prove herself as a serious actor. Abandon any preconceptions that this is ...

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Ladies GoDiva! -Crazy Coqs, London

Reviewer: Scott Matthewman What's that, you say? A trio of women, performing original comedy cabaret numbers that frequently veer into the risqué? I'm there, faster than you can say "Fascinating Aïda"… A direct comparison is probably unfair to both FA and this new trio, for there's surely space in the industry for both. And to give them their due, within ...

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