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The Taming of the Shrew – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Paula Benison Reviewer: Tom Finch The classic story of Petruchio’s challenge to tame and marry the brash Katharina, presented here by the all female troupe Get Over it Productions, is a stripped back, hour-long version set entirely at a 1989 rave. Kudos must go to the cast who all dance non-stop in the sweltering heat under ...

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NEWS: Landmark 50th for London’s Roundhouse

Half a century since first opening, London’s Roundhouse arts centre, Camden, has announced plans for a major anniversary year. The building, one of the most iconic performance spaces in the world and a state-of-the-art creative centre for young people, will mark three major anniversaries in 2016. In recognition, the venue has announced its intention to add to the physical footprint ...

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Jermay Predicts – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer: James Hamilton Reviewer: Edie Ranvier The time has come. Luke Jermay, the most hotly-anticipated act of the London Horror Festival, has brought his psychic show to the Etcetera Theatre and, as midnight strikes, there’s already a packed house of excited half-believers, nervously eager to hear their futures from the mouth of the seer. Jermay is a veteran of mind-reading, ...

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Celebrate Halloween Early Horror Cabaret – Etcetera Theatre, London

Compere: Lucy Muck Reviewer: Edie Ranvier How long does it take for a tradition to become an institution? The London Horror Festival is haunting the Camden scene for its fifth year – and to judge from the enthusiasm that greets its opening night, it doesn’t look likely to be exorcised anytime soon. A cheerfully morbid black-clad crowd packs out the ...

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The Twins Macabre: Small Mediums At Large – Etcetera Theatre, Camden

Reviewer: Christopher Owen   The Twins Macabre are Ivy and Maurice Macabre, two dark gruesome minded and bodied children with a love of the occult, anything bloody or dismembered. Played to perfection by Adam Rhys-Davies and Nicola Lamont, this is character sketch comedy blended with vaudeville and cabaret flavour with twisted anarchy and delightfully blunt gore. Utilising the Twins’ psychic ...

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Chances – Lov’Edu Gallery, Camden

Writer: Joe Allen and the cast Director: Joe Allen Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Is decision-making an art or a necessity, and does chance really rule our lives? If you’ve ever watched a sci-fi show, you’ll know that every decision a person makes leads to countless possible outcomes, each usually played out in some form of parallel world. In each of these ...

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The Hatpin – Blue Elephant Theatre, London

Music: Peter Rutherford Book and Lyrics: James Millar Director: Ricky Dukes Reviewer: Christopher Owen [Rating:4] The Hatpin is a highly regarded Australian musical, and Lazarus Theatre here presents the European Premiere of this deeply dark, hard hitting tale. We see a young single, homeless mother desperately trying to care for her new born son, take the difficult decision to give ...

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