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Kiss Chase   – The Bunker, London

Writer and Director: Hannah Samuels Reviewer:  Richard Maguire It’s difficult to review Kiss Chase for two reasons. First, it would be unfair to reveal too much of its structure and spoil the surprise, and second, there’s very little theatre here. Playing as part of The Bunker Theatre’s Breaking Out season, a series of short plays by new and emerging theatre companies, ...

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No One Is Coming to Save You   – The Bunker Theatre, London

Writer: Nathan Ellis Director: Charlotte Fraser Reviewer: Maryam Philpott We all have a natural impulse for despair and the world’s problems seem most bleak when we can’t sleep. Examining a dark night of the soul, This Noise theatre company’s abstract new show No One is Coming to Save Youmakes its debut as part of the Bunker Theatre’s Breaking Out Festival, ...

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Section 2  – The Bunker Theatre, London

Writer: Peter Imms Director: Georgie Staight Reviewer: Maryam Philpott With more people talking openly about their experience of mental health issues, our understanding of its effects on sufferers is continually improving, but its far from a new subject for drama. 400 years ago, Shakespeare returned to the fragility of the mind again and again in his greatest tragedies – Hamlet,Macbethand ...

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Libby’s Eyes   –  The Bunker, London

Writer:  Amy Bethan Evans Director:  Spencer Charles Noll Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Opening The Bunker’s Breaking Out season, a series of new plays by emerging and exciting theatre companies, Libby’s Eyes is a successful and funny satire, which looks at how the government treats people with disabilities. Like the bureaucracy this play lampoons, Libby’s Eyes ticks all the right boxes. Set in a ...

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Nine Foot Nine  – The Bunker, London

Writer:  Alex Wood Director:  Helena Jackson Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Set in the not-so-distant future, this play, showing at The Bunker’s Breaking Out season, imagines a world where women have grown to over nine feet tall. These women overshadow the men and begin to rebuild the world in ways that better suit them. This inverted patriarchy works well as a metaphor, ...

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Devil With the Blue Dress – Bunker Theatre, London

Writer: Kevin Armento Director: Joshua McTaggart Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Plays that explicitly draw attention to the fact that they are plays, where characters explicitly talk to the audience about the artifice of theatre, can be tricky beasts to pull off. Such a mechanism can betray a lack of confidence in the audience: despite sitting in the dark, watching actors play ...

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INTERVIEW: Niall Ransome plans a sobering Christmas at The Bunker

When audiences are flocking to see Barnum at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory this Christmas, they may spot that, next door in the subterranean Bunker Theatre, there is something far removed from the fun of the circus. FCUK’D offers an alternative festive experience, focussing on the emotive topic of runaway children, and its writer/director Niall Ransome took time off from treading ...

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