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Still Life/Red Peppers – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Anthony Lau Design: James Turner Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty [rating:3.5]   This double of short plays from Noel Coward is taken from a series of ten that himself and Gertrude Lawrence took on a tour around the country, changing the bill every night to keep it fresh and fragrant. They’re very nice little plays, showcasing what would ...

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The Boy Who Was Woody Allen – Pleasance Theatre, London

Writer: David Simmons, Geoff Morrow Director: Adam Morley Reviewer: Joanna Forest [rating:4] The Boy who was Woody Allen is a new comedy written by David Simmons and Geoff Morrow. Delightfully quirky and surreal, it features 6ft tall, 18 year old Catholic boy John O’Leary from New York. Not sure of which direction to take in life, he has an epiphany ...

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Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut – Pleasance Theatre, London

Writer: Morag Fullarton Director: Morag Fullarton Reviewer: Georgina Newman [rating:4.5] It's a mean feat to recreate the tones of the 1942 Hollywood classic, Casablanca, within the confines of Islington's Pleasance Theatre, but Gilded Balloon has achieved a marked evocation of the celebrated film. Written and directed by Morag Fullarton, Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut is a colourful and irreverent spoof/send-up ...

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