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Swimming – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Writer: Jane Upton Director: Paul Bourne Reviewer: Danielle Shields It’s the heat of summer and three teenagers are working at a café on the Isle of Wight. Once the darker months dawn, two wish to flock whereas one is afraid to dip his toes into the stone-cold water. With a microscope on this isolated area, it is not long before ...

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Egusi Soup – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Writer: Janice Okoh Director: Paul Bourne Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Egusi Soup is a thick, rich, spicy and nourishing soup from western Africa, especially popular in Nigeria. Its preparation is an important skill and passed down within the family. And it is a well-chosen metaphor for the situation that the Anyia family find themselves in. It is a year since the ...

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Egusi Soup – Soho Theatre, London

Director: Paul Bourne Writer: Janice Okoh Reviewer: Lettie Mckie [rating:4] This one act play from cutting edge theatre company Menagerie was a new work showcasing extraordinary writing and acting talent. Upstairs at the Soho Theatre is a studio space with an intimate feel. This show was perfect in that space. Expertly made to look like an ordinary British-Nigerian living room ...

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