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Danse Élargie: Dance Expanded – Sadler’s Wells, London

Reviewer: Miriam Sallon Dance Expanded brings us a selection of finalist performances from its 2016 and 2018 competitions. Anyone can apply to the competition, and there are no limitations on content. The only stipulation is, “You have to have something to champion, something to defend.” It’s no wonder, then, that the performances are varied in the extreme, from slow-motion seaside ...

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Shida – The Vaults, London

Writer: Jeannette Bayardelle Director: Andy Sandberg Reviewer: Miriam Sallon Shida is a clever young girl with a bright future and a dream of being a writer. But her home life is less than conducive to a happy childhood. Whilst her mother and grandmother clearly love and care for her, she suffers sexual abuse from an ‘uncle’ in silence. Still she ...

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Chiaroscuro – Bush Theatre, London

Writer: Jackie Kay Director: Lynette Linton Reviewer: Miriam Sallon The final play in the Bush Theatre’s ‘Passing the Baton’ initiative, and the first for Lynette Linton as artistic director, Chiaroscurobrings four women of various origin stories together to battle through the ever-daunting question of identity; of self-discovery or, indeed, self-invention. Through a combination of song and spoken word, each character ...

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A Hand Of Bridge/The Sands of Time/Le 66 – Arcola, London

Writer: Samuel Barber, Peter Reynolds and Jacques Offenbach Director: Paula Chitty Reviewer: Miriam Sallon Owing to the fact that three operettas are performed within an hour, it seems unfair to ask that any of them pack a real punch- there just isn’t time. That being said, there is plenty of time for light entertainment and a little comedy. And with ...

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