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Found – Hope Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Luke Adamson Reviewer: Scott Stait   Luke Adamson’s Found was first produced by Black Coffee Theatre in the North East, alongside upcoming venues ARC Stockton, the Alnwick Playhouse and Northern Stage back in 2013. Why it has taken so long to appear in the heart of London’s fringe theatre scene is a travesty. It is also a ...

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Fred and Madge – Hope Theatre, London

Writer: Joe Orton Director: Mary Franklin Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Consistent with a mission statement in which it commits “exclusively to new writing”, the Hope Theatre is staging the first ever professional production of this debut play. However, calling it “new” may be stretching a point, as it was actually written 55 years ago. This belated production by Rough Haired ...

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Anorak – Hope Theatre, London

Writer: Adam Kelly Morton Director: Matthew Gould Reviewer: Fran Beaton In 1989, Marc Lepine went into the University of Montreal and gunned down 14 women. Their crime? The rise of feminism and the audacity of females to want it all. High school and university massacres are far too frequent and always tragic. Typically, they are conducted by a socially inept, ...

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The Boy Who Cried – Hope Theatre, London

Writer: Matt Osman Director: Mary Franklin Reviewer: Stephen Bates A full moon rises, a girl goes missing and a werewolf may be on the loose in London. When Sam, a teenager, is seen by his mother, naked by the river and with a bite mark on his neck, she calls in the authorities to investigate. The trend established in successful ...

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Sochi 2014 – Hope Theatre, London

Writer: Tess Berry-Hart Director: David Mercatali Reviewer: Mary Halton There’s something almost stingingly ironic about being told at the beginning of a performance about human rights abuses that all of the cast and crew have been paid Equity minimum rates. It’s an undoubtedly excellent achievement for a small venue and a strong statement to make in the current climate, but ...

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Cleopatra – Hope Theatre, London

Writer: Gareth Cadwallader Director: Mary Franklin Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:1.5] New plays are notoriously, gloriously unpredictable. There is always a sense of trepidation in the hearts and minds of the creative teams that bring them to life and of audiences that witness their birth. Some plays are triumphant on their first appearance, others are slow burners and some would have ...

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Ushers: The Front of House Musical – Hope Theatre, London

Music: Yiannis Koutsakos Lyrics: Yiannis Koutsakos and James Oban Book: James Rottger Additional Lyrics: James Rottger and Maia Henry Director: Max Reynolds Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] A Britney Spears jukebox musical with Marti Pellow as Kevin Federline and Michael Ball as Britney’s mum? Stranger things have happened on a West End stage but this is the (as yet fictional) set-up ...

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