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The Social Notwork – Lion & Unicorn Theatre, London

Three cartoon "Twitter" birds sitting on a branch

Writer: Sharon Tracey Wright Director: Adam Wollerton Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   If David Croft and Jimmy Perry were still writing sitcoms then it might look something like The Social Notwork currently showing at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre in Kentish Town. Actually written by Sharon Tracey Wright this 75-minute piece owes a huge debt to the everyday humour and occasionally ...

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Dracula – Lion & Unicorn Theatre, London

Adaptor and Director: Simon James Collier Reviewer: Stephen Bates Two centuries before Anne Rice and Stephenie Meyer, Bram Stoker was terrifying readers with his story of the vampire Count Dracula, which has gone on to inspire countless films over the years and a few stage versions too. This latest adaptation by Simon James Collier, who also directs, attempts to scale ...

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INvocation – Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Peta Lily Director: Di Sherlock Reviewer: Mary Halton “Does anyone here have a proper job?” After a pleasantly informal start, Peta Lily is interrogating the audience of her one woman show – part theatre, part pep talk. Only one audience member confesses to having one (working for a charity) and, having barely opened her mouth, Lily has already begun ...

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Lucifer Saved – Lion & Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Peter Oswald Director: Ray Shell Reviewer: Jon Wainwright The director describes Peter Oswald's verse play as "intriguing, majestic, magical, beautiful'' and, in parts, this London premiere of a new version of the play does live up to every one of these adjectives. It is also overwrought, overlong and overegged: a slender story, barely more than a sketch, relying on ...

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Twelfth Night – Lion & Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Rae McKen Reviewer: Edie R [rating:4.5] Custom/Practice’s production of “Twelfth Night” gets off to an arresting start as Duke Orsino’s recliner metamorphoses into tinfoil waves, from which Viola (Alex Whitworth) is dragged, spitting water. And once the young cast have engaged their audience, they never let them go. There’s a freshness to their take on Shakespeare’s ...

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