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The Donkey Show – Proud Camden, London

Writers: Randy Weiner and Diane Paulus Director: Diego Pitarch Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Can we put A Midsummer Night’s Dream back in its box for a while now, please? With productions at the RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe, Southwark Playhouse and on BBC1, the appetite for Shakespeare’s mystical comedy must be close to drying up now. Thankfully, the summer’s final adaptation is sufficiently ...

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Gatecrash – Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

The company of Zest Theatre's Gatecrash

Devisers: Zest Theatre Director: Toby Ealden Reviewer: Tom Finch The premise behind Zest Theatre's new show Gatecrash is an interesting one. The audience is invited to Sam's 17th birthday party. Wearing headphones they are free to explore Sam's living room and eavesdrop on the drunken conversations and unfolding stories. The party has been put together by Sam's older sister, Jazz, ...

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FEATURE: Common Wealth share theatre making process

Forming part of the Bradford Literature Festival, Ruth Jepsonattends Working with Verbatim-a theatre writing masterclass. The event is run by Evie Manning and Aisha Zia, respectively Artistic Director and Writer for Common Wealth - an immersive installation theatre company who use interviews as the starting point for their creations. Before the event starts,I take the chance to chat with some ...

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The Kindness of Strangers – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writers: Jack Lowe and Russell Woodhead Director: Jack Lowe Reviewer: Carrie Carter Taking place in the back of a moving ambulance, The Kindness of Strangers, the latest offering from Curious Directive, is an intense and moving play, on the surface about the changing face of the NHS and ambulance service, but on a deeper level about human reaction, connection, and ...

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Secret Cinema – The Grand Budapest Hotel, London

Reviewer: Ian Foster At a smidge over £50 a head, the latest incarnation of Secret Cinema certainly isn’t cheap. But they are doing things differently this time around – the location is secret as always but the film has been identified in advance as Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and the immersive experience into which they plunge the audience ...

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Our Front Room – Contact, Manchester

Writer: Rachael McKenzie Young, Alison Garner &Dwayne Antony (First Floor) Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:3.5] In the 1950s in a dance hall in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, two young people fell in love. Meet Archie and Violet – in fact, for ten minutes, come and relive their memories. Our Front Room is an interactive experience conceived by Nottingham based First Floor Theatre ...

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STAGESHOT : The Good Neigbour – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Following the critical and popular success of The Good Neighbour in 2012, Battersea Arts Centre’s magical, interactive show for 6-11 year olds and their families returns this Christmas and we have been given a great sneak peak courtesy of these production images. Meet George Neighbour, the man who became a hero a few days before Christmas over one hundred years ...

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Project Colony- Trinity Buoy Wharf, London

Devised and created by the Fourth Monkey Ensemble Directors: Hamish MacDougall and James Yeatman Reviewer: Lizzie Kirkwood [rating:4] In this large and ambitious production by Fourth Monkey, Franz Kafka’s short story ‘In The Penal Colony’ is transformed into a site-specific interactive piece with a 50 strong cast. The action unfolds in the sprawling and remote Trinity Buoy Wharf, a collection ...

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