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Hamilton (Lewis) – Kings Head Theatre, London

Book: Fiona English Music and Lyrics: David Eaton Director: Benji Sperring Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty “Do it, then ask for permission later.” It can come across aggressive, but really it just means having the confidence of your convictions. When you’re on a stage, it’s important to present to the audience an attitude of “this is our best work, we’re confident in ...

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For Reasons That Remain Unclear – Kings Head Theatre, London

Writer: MartCrowley Director: Jessica Lazar Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Despite some pretty prose, and some fine acting, the coincidence at the core of Mark Crowley’s exploration of guild, abuse and penance means the whole 90 minutes is a hard pill to swallow. Starting reasonably strong, the play meanders along with hints at its true direction until the sparks start flying in the final ...

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Mermaids – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Joanne Sherryden Director: Siobhan James-Elliott Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Being yourself seems like it should be really simple, but of course it isn’t. We are surrounded by pressures to look, sound, feel a certain way and even the most outwardly confident or stylish people are equally filled with self-doubt and fear on the inside. Joanna Sherryden’s new play Mermaids explores the ...

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Bridle – Kings Head Theatre, London

  Writer: Stephanie Martin Director: Chloe Doherty Reviewer: Saoirse Anton “I’m just a bit much.” The heroine of Bridle is a modern woman. She is a feminist, a 21st Century feminist. She drinks, smokes, swears, spurns shame, and embraces her sexuality. She shows and tells the audience all of this, at the same time as telling an invisible and reticent ...

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Living a Little – King’s Head Theatre, London

Two men squaring off with baseball bat and sword

Writer: Finlay Bain Director: Jordan Murphy Reviewer: Stephen Bates "What's the point of surviving if you're not going to live a little?" asks Finlay Bain's irreverent hour-long post-apocalyptic comedy. This is the philosophy of Rob and Paul, survivors who are holed up in a chaotic flat as the world outside falls apart. Their strategy becomes to party like there is no tomorrow, ...

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Oliver Reed: Wild Thing – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Mike Davis and Rob Crouch Director: Kate Bannister Reviewer: Maryam Philpott There are some well-known actors who are considerably more famous for their personal lives than for their film or theatre work. However talented they are, however skilled their performance, it is their drinking, womanising and hell-raising that first springs to mind when we think of their name. This ...

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Trumpageddon – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer and performer: Simon Jay Director: Natalie Nardone Reviewer: Stephen Bates Suddenly it doesn't feel so funny anymore. A party-like atmosphere on the night of the American Presidential Election was generated, most thought, to celebrate the swan song of Simon Jay's one-man show, the title of which implies a comic collision of one man with his own destiny. Now, as the hangover sets in,we know ...

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Spitting Image – The King’s Head, London

Writer: Colin Spencer Director: Gareth Corke Reviewer: Scott Matthewman First staged in 1968, Colin Spencer’s play Spitting Image came a year after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales was notable for its depiction of a same-sex pairing living together as a couple, still a rarity in a theatre world where gay people tended to be depicted onstage as ...

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