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Hidden Mother – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Polis Loizou Reviewer: Maryam Philpott There is nothing more galling for an actor than to play to an empty theatre, which makes any attempt to perform without revealing their mortification all the more brave. To an audience of just three people on the night of review, Off-Off-Off-Broadway’s Hidden Mother became an intimate and unexpectedly heartfelt look at ...

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Bonnie and Clyde – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer: Adam Peck Director: Alexandra Spencer-Jones Reviewer: Maryam Philpott As a nation, we do love a good crime drama and popular culture has long had a tendency to almost glamorise our most infamous criminals. From the millions who tune in for the more light-hearted cases of Poirot and Sherlockto the grislier serials like The Fall and any ‘Scandi-noir’ outing you ...

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The Resurrectionist – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer: Robert Pope and Ian Dixon Potter Director: Courtney Larkin Reviewer: Maryam Philpott With Halloween fast approaching it’s the perfect time to revisit some classic horror stories. Golden Age Theatre Company have attempted to breathe new life into Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by setting its play The Resurrectionist a few months before the book was written and focusing on the events ...

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Dinosaur Dreams – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Will Adolphy Reviewer: Maryam Philpott There remains a considerable stigma around mental illness and many of the issues facing sufferers and carers are poorly understood. Will Adolphy’s new play Dinosaur Dreams showing at the Etcetera Theatre goes some way to addressing this by following a young student who is hospitalised after a “psychotic episode”. Working with The ...

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Rapture – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Lisa McMullin Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “What is the point of you?” screams the poster for Lisa McMullins new play Rapture, taking up a three-week residencyat the Etcetera Theatre in Camden, which asks its audience to consider not only whether their own lives truly add value to the world but if pushed could we stand in judgement over ...

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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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Slow Fade to Bleak – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer: James Hamilton Director: Alex Whyman Reviewer: Edie Ranvier Nearly midway through Camden’s London Horror Festival, and with just over a week to go before All Hallow’s Eve comes wailing in, it’s just the right time for a blast of energy to carry the festival, eerily arcing through the dark nights, into the spooky second half of the month. If ...

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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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