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Singin’ in the Rain – The Mill at Sonning, Reading

Screenplay: Betty Comden and Adolph Green Director: Joseph Pitcher Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “We didn’t need dialogue, we had faces” declares Norma Desmond in the movie Sunset Boulevard as she decries the end of the silent era, but in the 1920s times were changing. When the talkies arrived cinema never looked back and “faces” were no longer enough. The greatest movie ...

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Without That Certain Thing – VAULT Festival, London

Writer: Rory Platt Director:  Chloe Christian Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Without that Certain Thing is a smart, fast-talking comedy thriller that ticks all the right boxes. A parody of American film noirs, writer Rory Platt has seamlessly transported the world of weary private investigators and elusive femme fatal’s to present-day London. And it works very well. Madeleine has come to the big ...

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You – The Vaults, London

Writer: Mark Wilson Director: Sarah Meadows Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Loneliness and shame are the abiding feelings of very young women forced to give-up their child for adoption, but while families did all they could to hide this social indiscretion from their neighbours, incidences were quite widespread. Mark Wilson’s 2015 narrative play You which is revived at the Vaults Festival demonstrates ...

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Where Do Little Birds Go? – Old Red Lion, London

Writer: Camilla Whitehall Director: Sarah Meadows Reviewer: Heather Deacon There’s something charming about London in the 60s, until you remember those Kray twins ruled half of it. There’s something just as charming, and a little moreish, about Lucy Fuller, the solo storyteller prancing about singing and reminiscing in Where Do Little Birds Go by Camilla Whitehall, until you remember the ...

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