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One Festival: Programme D  -The Space Theatre, London

Mission Abort written by Therese Ramstedt and directed by Claire Stone Crossrail written by Philippa Mannion and directed by Jodie Botha Just One More Time written by Guleraana Mir and directed by Mingyu Lin A Fallen Cigarette Butt written by Stefanie-May Hammoudeh The End of Term Show written by Olu Alakija and directed by John Fricker Reviewer: Richard Maguire All ...

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Down and Out in Paris and London – New Diorama, London

Writer: and Director: David Byrne Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty   This whirling hour and a half shows intimately the grime, exhaustion and sisyphean harshness of a live in poverty. Inspired by George Orwell’s book, and mixing in Polly Toynbee’s 2003 book Hard Work, we are given a look at how poverty in 1920’s Paris, and the equivalent situation in early naughties ...

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Merit – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Alexandra Wood Director:Tom Littler Reviewer: James Bartholomeusz   Given the UK’s continued economic torpor, it is somewhat surprising that so few British playwrights have chosen to tackle austerity as a subject. This may be due to the fact that, while far from being sheltered from the storm (thank you, Mr Osborne), Britain has thus far escaped the more egregious ...

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Mansfield Park – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Jane Austen Adapter: Tim Luscombe Director: Colin Blumenau Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:4] Accustomed as we are these days to excellent period drama on mainstream TV, is it possible to capture the essence and heart of a book like Mansfield Park in an evening at the theatre, or does the format leave us wanting more? Mansfield Park tells the story ...

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