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Shangri-La – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Amy Ng Director: Charlotte Westenra Reviewer: Stephen Bates In James Hilton’s 1933 novel, Lost Horizon, Shangri-La was a fictional valley described as “mystical” and “harmonious”. Amy Ng sets her debut full-length play in a real Shangri-La and then questions whether anything in the world can be considered authentic anymore. Set in 2014 and jumping back a dozen or so ...

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In the Bar of the Tokyo Hotel – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Robert Chevera Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   With Tennessee Williams, you want heat. You want intense emotional situations and you want characters railing against their surroundings, engaged in a futile battle against their own natures. Think of the meeting of Blanche and Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire, she is repulsed by this ill-mannered lout but drawn ...

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The Fu Manchu Complex – Ovalhouse, London

Writer: Daniel York Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty [rating:3.5] Please Note: this play has the potential to be outrageously racist and offensive. In fact, in someone else's hands the scrip could be made into a truly horrendous and objectionable piece of work. One that would be a favourite among those who see a stranger with different skin-tone a direct ...

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