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Interval So Far – Cockpit Theatre, London

Musical Direction: Jo Louis Robinson Directors: Bo Boland, Sarah Henley, Tim O’Hara Reviewer: Chris Combemale An amalgamation of productions is always tricky, but Interval So Far pulls it off, just. A mixture of poignant past shows, Interval Productions puts on an impressive but overly long three hours of entertainment, keeping you on your toes and your heart pumping. No names ...

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Him With His Foot In His Mouth – Greenwich Theatre, London

Writer: Saul Bellow Director: Jack McNamara Reviewer: Jon Wainwright Throughout his life, Harry Shawmut has suffered from a self-diagnosed "hysterical syndrome" that means he's forever putting his foot in his mouth. When he learns that a rich, old patron of the arts is writing her memoirs, he can't help blurting out: "With a typewriter or a calculator?'' He never intentionally ...

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Richard III – Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Zoe Ford Reviewer: Stephen Bates Following a surprise appearance in a Leicester car park, our most reviled monarch can now be found some way down the A1, taking up residence in a Highgate pub. Zoe Ford’s lean, all-action, very modern production of Richard III takes place on a blackened set, with just a golden throne as ...

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Drunk – Bridewell Theatre, London

Director/Choreographer: Drew McOnie Reviewer: TL Wiswell Certain combinations of things set off the reviewer radar. New show, new space... is it a pre-West End run or a bad idea about to die? Given the miserable weather, a "musical dance revue" on the theme of liquor was enough to motivate this reviewer to hope for the best. It helped that Drunk ...

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Sochi 2014 – Hope Theatre, London

Writer: Tess Berry-Hart Director: David Mercatali Reviewer: Mary Halton There’s something almost stingingly ironic about being told at the beginning of a performance about human rights abuses that all of the cast and crew have been paid Equity minimum rates. It’s an undoubtedly excellent achievement for a small venue and a strong statement to make in the current climate, but ...

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The White Carnation – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: R. C. Sherriff Director: Knight Mantell Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Thinking about it, 1950's Britain seems like it would have been a fairly decent place to live. As long as you were a fairly wealthy, native white male who went to the right school. In this long forgotten play by R. C. Sherriff (recently revived at, and transferred from, the ...

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The Mistress Contract – Royal Court, London

Writer: Abi Morgan, inspired by the memoir The Mistress Contract by She and He Director: Vicky Featherstone Reviewer: Ian Foster Regular sex without all the encumbrances of marriage, that’s the deal on the table at the beginning of The Mistress Contract, Abi Morgan’s adaptation of a memoir of the same name by an American couple known anonymously as She and ...

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Running On Empty – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Brad Birch with the company Director: Jo McInnes Choreography: The Company with Charlie Morrissey Reviewer: Christopher Hong “Running On Empty is the story of a man, a woman and their encounters over time - travelling through dreams, fears and jagged memories.” Perhaps the show description is the best way to convey the intention of the production. It is a ...

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