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April – VAULT Festival, London

Writer: Carrie Marx Director:  Chris Lincé Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Performer Carrie Marx was behind one of the most creepy shows from last year’s VAULT Festival. In Unburied, a play about a lost children’s TV show, Marx took the audience into the dark web, with terrifying results. Her new show, April, is also unsettling and eerie. Aprilis an internet sensation. She ...

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Royal Vauxhall  – The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London

Writer: Desmond O’Connor Reviewer: Richard Maguire You couldn’t make it up. The idea that Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett once disguised Princess Diana and took her to a gay bar one night in the late 80s seems preposterous, but truth has always proved stranger than fiction. And what better venue to stage this story than in the actual place where ...

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Happy – A Chemsex Musical  – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writers & Directors: Thom Sellwood & Carrie Marx Reviewer: Richard Maguire Log on to a gay app like Grindr or Scruff and you’ll come across numerous profiles containing the abbreviation ‘hnh’. The uninitiated may want to decode this as ‘hung and horny’ but, in fact, it stands for ‘high and horny’, with ‘high’ denoting drug use. There are many other euphemisms ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: B.A.D.D – Sweet Waterfront

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Writer and performer: Carrie Marx Director: Chris Lincé Reviewer: James Napleton B.A.D.D (Bothered About Dungeons and Dragons) is a meta-play where the audience is, in fact, a group of concerning parents, who have gathered in a church meeting room to discuss satanic worship. A clever and sharp parody, Carrie Marx’s script fuses wry British humour within a 1980s America evangelical setting. ...

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Feathers – Hen and Chickens Theatre, London

Writer: Eliza Power Director: Milla Jackson Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Would you trust your sister with your husband? Of course you would, she’s your sister, and of all people you can trust your family… can’t you? Not if you look at TV dramas or the more sensationalist women’s magazines that regularly show cheating siblings and wrecked marriages, but this is far ...

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Death Ship 666 – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writers: Michael Patrick Clarkson, Paul Clarkson and Gemma Hurley Director: Michael Patrick Clarkson Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:2.5] Welcome aboard for the maiden voyage of the state of the art ocean liner Death Ship 666 as it sets sail for the Bermuda Triangle! Maybe James Horner’s theme from Titanic is not the most reassuring background music as we set sail, but ...

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The Boy Who Was Woody Allen – Pleasance Theatre, London

Writer: David Simmons, Geoff Morrow Director: Adam Morley Reviewer: Joanna Forest [rating:4] The Boy who was Woody Allen is a new comedy written by David Simmons and Geoff Morrow. Delightfully quirky and surreal, it features 6ft tall, 18 year old Catholic boy John O’Leary from New York. Not sure of which direction to take in life, he has an epiphany ...

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