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Smack That (a conversation) – Oval House Theatre, London

Director: Rhiannon Faith Dramaturg: Lou Cope Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty It feels more curated than choreographed at times through the tough presentation of Smack That. The work makes us acutely aware of the physicality of these women’s bodies - their power and vulnerability. Presented in a series of tableaux, there is a rawness and roughness with the show that takes it ...

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Good Dog – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Arinzene Kene Director: Natalie Ibu Reviewer: Dominic Corr No good deed goes unpunished, a mantra which regrettably gains merit as we age. What happens when we break away from being good? When someone realises that those who laugh gleefully as we struggle are usually bad. For many, the out-lash of violence during the London Riots was twisted retribution. The ...

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The Fishermen – Derby Theatre

Writer: Gbolahan Obisesan from the book by Chigozie Obioma Director: Jack McNamara Reviewer: James Garrington Near a small town in Nigeria, there is a river. It’s so polluted that the children are forbidden to fish there; by the river, there lives a madman who tells prophecies. Despite the ban, some children go fishing anyway – and when the madman predicts ...

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good dog – Watford Palace Theatre, London

Writer: Arinzé Kene Director: Natalie Ibu Reviewer: Stephen Bates A 13-year-old boy looks out from the balcony of his tower block flat and surveys the community below him, making wry and cutting observations a little like the narrator in Under Milk Wood. He sees wrongdoing but vows that he will, himself, stay on the straight and narrow, hoping that his ...

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The Tiger’s Bones and Other Stories – Polka Theatre, London

Writer: Ted Hughes Director: Jack McNamara Reviewer: Edie Ranvier Ted Hughes’ poetry – dark, brooding, carnal, often brutal – is some of the most adult stuff in the British canon. But he was a children’s author too, most famously writing the widely loved and troubling The Iron Man. Now London’s favourite children’s theatre the Polka is staging a triplet of ...

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Horniman’s Choice – Finborough Theatre, London

  Writers: Harold Brighouse, Allan Monkhouse, Stanley Houghton Director: Anna Marsland Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   ‘Let them not write… about Countesses and Duchesses and society existing in imaginations but about their friends and enemies – about real life.’ These are the words of Annie Horniman a theatrical pioneer who over a hundred years ago set up the first repertory theatre ...

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