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Dido: Queen of Carthage – The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Aman an a woman talk over a table

Writer: Christopher Marlowe Director: Kimberley Sykes Reviewer: John Kennedy  The she-wolf suckled twins, Romulus and Remus, sacrosanct symbols of Ancient Rome’s foundation, never got in the way of shrewd chancer and Roman poet, Virgil, in his bid to re-jig legend and myth in pursuit of a lucrative propaganda pitch. Plagiarising, ‘reimagining’ Homer’s Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid epic celebrates the perilous voyages ...

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Boys Will Be Boys – Bush Theatre, London

Writer: Melissa Bubnic Director: Amy Hodge Reviewer: Stephen Bates “Life is a cabaret, old chum...” sang Sally Bowles in 1930s Berlin but, 80 years or so on, both life and cabaret look very different for the women in Melissa Bubnic's satire of neo-feminism. The Bush Theatre, housed temporarily in Bush Hall and looking somewhat grander than usual, is configured to ...

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The Fu Manchu Complex – Ovalhouse, London

Writer: Daniel York Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty [rating:3.5] Please Note: this play has the potential to be outrageously racist and offensive. In fact, in someone else's hands the scrip could be made into a truly horrendous and objectionable piece of work. One that would be a favourite among those who see a stranger with different skin-tone a direct ...

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