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NEWS: Finborough’s Thérèse Raquin to transfer to Islington’s Park Theatre

Following a sell-out run at Finborough Theatre, where it continues until Saturday 19 April, a new musical adaptation of Émile Zola’s classic French novel Thérèse Raquinwill transfer to Park200 at Park Theatre for a limited 4 week run from Wednesday 30 July 2014 19th Century Paris. Behind the counter of a small dusty haberdasher’s shop near the Seine sit Madame ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – Pleasance Theatre, London

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, after J.M Barrie Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards [Rating:5] The results of a poll conducted by the English Touring Theatre company were revealed this week. As voted for by you, the public, the nation’s favourite play is apparently The History Boys by Alan Bennett. However, in second place was Noises ...

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The Upstanding Member – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Gregory Skulnick Director: Hamish MacDougall Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Japes. Madcappery. Escapadery? It's a bit difficult to describe farce properly as its charm really is in theperformance. More than straight comedy and more than improvisation, a farce needs precision in comic timing, energy, and chemistry between the performers to push through the ridiculous conditions the characters find themselves in. Staging ...

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Expectations – Pleasance Theatre, Islington

Writer: Emma Deakin Director: Stella Duffy Reviewer: Jon Cooper [rating:3] Expectations kicks off with waves of smoke covering the stage and front rows of the audience. It's a fitting introduction to a play which floats back and forth between dramatic scenes of real life pain and fantastical clips of an extravagant game show. The play may get a little confused, ...

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Fresh off the Boat! – Hen and Chickens Theatre, London

Writer: Sarah Pitard/Michael Ross Director: Eyal Israel/Cat Robey Reviewer: Fran Beaton [Rating:3.5] If feeling exceptionally right wing of an evening, probably give this play a miss. If you happen to be more to the left of the spectrum, then this exposé of British immigration policy will likely appeal to your political sensibilities. Fresh off the Boat! consists of two one-act ...

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A Tale Of Two Cities – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Terence Rattigan, John Gielgud, Adam Spreadbury-Maher Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty [rating:4.5] Dickens, Gielgud and Rattigan. Or perhaps Rattigan, Gielgud and Dickens, then. Whatever way you mix it up it's a potent blend of some of the finest literary and theatrical talents Britain has ever produced. The combination of names alone makes it surprising that the script has ...

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Sherlock Holmes 10 Minute Plays – Kings Head Theatre, Islington

Writer: John DeGaetano Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty [rating:2.5] It's exciting for everyone over the age of 5 to stay up late. It usually means a treat like fireworks at Halloween when you're younger or a bit of a special event when you grow up a little. This series of shorts of Sherlock Holmes are relatively pleasant, but to call them a ...

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City Slices and Country Crumbs – Hen and Chickens Theatre, London

Writers: Melanie Hunter, Wendy Thomson, Judy Upton, Camilla Whitehill, Directors: Charlie Ely, Tessa Shrubsall Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty [rating:3] Starting out slightly surreally and ending bizarrely after moving through touching and maudlin, City Slices and Country Crumbs is a showcase of new writing from four playwrights that clearly have very different tastes. New writing showcases are generally a good thing. It ...

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