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The Psychic Project – The Vaults, London

Performer: David Narayan Reviewer: Richard Maguire Billed as a mind-reading show, The Psychic Project initially ran for just an hour. In its newest iteration at The Vaults in London it probably still lasts an hour, but with a 20-minute delay to proceedings and then an interval coming in after only 30 minutes, the show extends over two hours. Perhaps it ...

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The Future – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Show title: The Future - Venue: Battersea Arts Centre, London Writer: Little Bulb Theatre Director: Alexander Scott Reviewer: Richard Maguire The Future is a quirky exploration of Artificial Intelligence and lies somewhere between a TED Talk and a rock gig. However, its focus on zany and nerdy humour means that it fails to ask any new questions about AI that ...

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Brexit – Kings Head Theatre, London

Writer: Robert Khan, Tom Salinsky Director: Tom Salinsky Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Smartly written and perceptive at times, the jokes and political giggles come fast with Brexit but unlike its real-world counterpart, it’s not likely to make a lasting impact. Some three years after the UK voted to leave the EU the Tory party has just elected a new Prime Minister ...

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Afterglow – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: S Asher Gelman Director: Tom O’Brien Reviewer: Stephen Bates With this year’s Olivier-Award winner, Mathew Lopez’ The Inheritance, having followed quickly on the heels of successful revivals of Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band and Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, London has not, in recent times, been short of dramas that chronicle the lives of gay men in ...

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While The Sun Shines -Orange Tree Theatre, London

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Paul Miller Reviewer: Richard Maguire For every cutting-edge play like 2014’s dystopian Pomona, or this year’s smart and queer Out of Water, artistic director Paul Miller throws in a Shaw or a Rattigan to keep the more traditional audience of The Orange Tree Theatre happy. Miller’s productions of rarely performed works by these playwrights are always ...

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The Sweet Science of Bruising – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Writer: Joy Wilkinson Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty The stories of four women dance around each other, clinching at times, bringing out an aggression and force that breathes life into feminist and historical themes. As the 9th Marquess of Queensbury was considering the rules he would later give his name to boxing was less a gentleman’s art, more ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest – Tabard Theatre, London

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: David Phipps-Davis Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty One of Wilde’s most enjoyable plays, this is a longer version than the one usually seen - so more quips, asides, arch comments and playfulness then. David Phipps-Davis’ takes some action excised from the original by Wilde and adds some back in judiciously. The result is a play that has more ...

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Garry – White Bear Theatre, London

Writer: Sophie Treadwell Director: Graham Watts Reviewer: Stephen Bates Sophie Treadwell’s most famous play, Machinal, is widely held in high esteem and was revived in London only last year at the Almeida Theatre. Therefore, it is surprising that one of her later works would have to wait 65 years to receive its World Premiere here. Or is it? Garry is ...

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