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The War of the Worlds – New Diorama Theatre, London

Writer: Isley Lynn Directors: Julian Spooner & Hamish MacDougall Reviewer: Gus Mitchell The War of the Worlds, Rhum & Clay’s adaptation-cum-deconstruction of Orson Welles’ famous 1938 radio broadcast of the famous sci-fi novel, begins with a bare, 40s-noir-esque smoky stage and an impressively detailed old-fashioned radio microphone extending leftwards to stage centre. The microphone has emblazoned on it the words ...

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Testosterone – New Diorama Theatre, London

Writer: Kit Redstone Director: Julian Spooner Reviewer: Daniel Perks That first injection is meant to make Kit feel more like a man, a milestone in his female to male transition. But the magical amber nectar isn’t a personality transplant, it isn’t designed to give its patient a macho self-confidence that borders on arrogance, a feeling of being the superior gender ...

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Hard Boiled: The Fall of Sam Shadow – New Diorama Theatre, London

Hardboiled at The New Diorama Theatre

Director: Beth Flintoff Devisors: Rhum and Clay Theatre Company and Beth Flintoff Reviewer:Andy Moseley   1940s movies and 21st Century corporate business scandals. On the face of it, they don’t have much in common, but Rhum and Clay have spotted the connections. Hard Boiled: The Fall of Sam Shadow, combines the story of blackouts carried out by Enron in 2000, ...

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64 Squares –The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Stefan Zweig Adaptor and Director: Christopher Harrisson Reviewer: Christy Ku “When he sleeps, he dreams in black and white.” In 1939, B finds himself on board a luxury cruise liner, playing against one of the world’s greatest chess champions during a storm. However, B is not one person – but four, and they’re all trying to remember how he ...

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64 Squares – New Diorama Theatre, London

Writer / Director: Christopher Harrison and cast Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Memory is a strange thing; it is a link to everything a person has ever been, thought or experienced yet it can be manipulated, distorted or completely overwritten by alternate versions of the truth. The brain’s love of order shapes these stories into a linear narrative implying a progressive ...

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