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Bartholomew Fair – Sam Wanamaker Theatre, London

Writer: Ben Jonson Directors: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In the days before formal leisure time became a standard part of working life, feast days and festivals were the only place for people to celebrate and London’s many fairs and infamous pleasure gardens provided the opportunity for all kinds of misdeeds. Ben Jonson used the Smithfield-based Bartholomew Fair as the ...

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Thor and Loki – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Harry Blake Director: Eleanor Rhode Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Legend tells us that Thor and Loki were foes. Thor was powerful but not too bright and tended to look down on his illegitimate half-brother while Loki was cunning and resented the attention lavished on his rather dim semi-sibling. According to Harry Blake (who wrote and performs in the musical) this is ...

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Tonight at 8.30: Bedroom Farces – Jermyn Street Theatre

Writer: Noël Coward Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty The Jermyn Street Theatre has set itself an ambitious task – staging a full schedule of Noël Coward’s group of one-act plays Tonight at 8.30. In addition to producing these nine smart shows, it is also staging three pieces of new writing – Tomorrow at Noon. These are brand new and have ...

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Tonight at 8.30: Nuclear Families – Jermyn Street Theatre

Writer: Noël Coward Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty The Jermyn Street Theatre has set itself an ambitious task – staging a full schedule of Noël Coward’s group of one-act plays Tonight at 8.30. In addition to producing these nine smart shows, it is also staging three pieces of new writing – Tomorrow at Noon. These are brand new and ...

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Tonight at 8.30: Secret Hearts – Jermyn Street Theatre

Writer: Noël Coward Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty The Jermyn Street Theatre has set itself an ambitious task – staging a full schedule of Noël Coward’s group of one-act plays Tonight at 8.30. In addition to producing these nine smart shows, it is also staging three pieces of new writing – Tomorrow at Noon. These are brand new and have ...

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East – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Steven Berkoff Director: Jessica Lazar Reviewer: Stephen Bates Returning to the King’s Head where it made its debut in 1975, East, Steven Berkoff’s angry and unsentimental homage to London’s East End, has lost none of its potency. Now, as then, there is a sense that the theatre’s location, in North London bordering on the East, provides the writer with ...

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