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Southern Belles – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Jamie Armitage Reviewer: David Guest As if sitting in a small pub theatre on a hot summer evening wasn’t enough, the temperature soars in the southern heat and passion of a Tennessee Williams double bill staged as part of the King’s Head Theatre Queer Season. The two one-act plays haven’t been performed together before and one ...

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Carmen 1808 – Union Theatre, London

Book and Lyrics: Phil Willmott Director: Phil Wilmott Music: Georges Bizet Arranger: Teddy Clements Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty The original opera is a relatively bleak production. Death, loneliness and danger stalk throughout the love story at its core. This vibrant reimagining manages to somehow increase the shadow of violence and yet come out as a vibrant, energetic and charismatic show. This ...

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Maggie and Pierre – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Linda Griffiths with Paul Thompson Director: Eduard Lewis Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In the UK, whatever they do in private and however radical their politics, we expect the private life of our Prime Minister to be beyond reproach; always someone with a stable marriage, raising a young family, the epitome of domestic values. In 1970s Canada, however, Pierre Trudeau married ...

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