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Plastic – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Kenneth Emson Director: Josh Roche Reviewer: Stephen Bates With news stories again dominated by sickening violence on London’s streets, the arrival in the city of Essex playwright Kenneth Emson’s Plastic is about as timely as it could get. The 70-minute verse play, a dark thriller first seen at the 2015 Latitude Festival, gives a devastating account of how peer ...

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So Here We Are – HighTide Festival, Aldeburgh

Writer: Luke Norris Director: Steven Atkinson Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Southend and the Thames Estuary are proving to be fertile hunting grounds for HighTide. A couple of years ago Vickie Donoghue’s Mudlarks explored the desire of Essex youth to escape the confines of the estuary and now Luke Norris’ So Here We Are also looks at a trapped generation. For ...

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Captain Amazing -Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Alistair McDowall Director: Clive Judd Reviewer: Harry Stern Three brightly coloured boxes and two screens displaying the illustrations of Rebecca Glover, a subtle sound design by Martin Hodgson and very simple lighting by Drummond Orr are all that is needed to support the skillfully understated, yet utterly compelling performance by Mark Weinman. In masterpiece of writing economy Alistair McDowall ...

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Barrow Hill – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Jane Wainwright Director: Abbey Wright Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3] Barrow Hill is Jane Wainwright’s debut play, set in her native Derbyshire. 86 year old Kath Bilby is determined to save her local Methodist Chapel from being converted into flats as her family ties to the place are numerous and considerable. But when she finds it is her own son ...

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