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After the Ball – Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London

Writer: Ian Grant Director: Nadia Papachronopoulou Reviewer: Stephen Bates As with the old music hall song, many a heart is aching in After the Ball. Ian Grant’s new play is a London working class family saga spanning more than 60 years in the 20th Century, but, sadly, it buckles under the weight of its own over-ambition. With World War I ...

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Unrelated – Drayton Theatre, London

Writer: D. B. Horrigan Director: Tom Latter Reviewer: Jon Wainwright [rating:2.5] He’ll be home by Christmas. Annie holds on to the hope that her husband’s unsafe conviction will be overturned on appeal. She looks forward to his release, and to their return to normality. She doesn’t seem to doubt Martin’s innocence, at least not at first, and yet she’s having ...

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The Stepmother – Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Writer: Githa Sowerby Director: Sam Walters Reviewer: Andy Moseley [rating:3.5] Sam Walters, the Orange Tree’s Artistic Director, has been responsible for rediscovering many lost and unknown plays, bringing them to audiences for the first time since their original productions. The Stepmother is a play that extends this tradition. Githa Sowerby’s 1924 play received only one private performance in the West ...

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As You Like It – Actors Church, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Jemma Bicknell [rating:5] I hate getting rained on, so it’s pretty impressive that I came out of Iris Theatre’s ‘As You Like It’, having been rained on for about two hours, in a very good mood. I also came out thinking- this is my favourite Shakespeare play, but, dare I say it, I ...

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