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Operation Mincemeat  – New Diorama, London

Writers and Composers: David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson and Zoe Roberts Reviewer:  Richard Maguire The West End may be awash with American musicals at the moment, but if Operation Mincemeat is anything to go by, the best place to see new British musicals is the fringe. This clever, whacky and quintessentially British show about a Second World War plan to ...

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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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Boys – HOME, Manchester

Devised by The Pappy Show Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin What makes up a man; his heritage, his parents, his relationships, his strength, his heart, his abs, his endurance, his mind? Boys is a fun, cheeky, timely, physical, theatrical exploration of manhood performed by a talented cast of young men of colour. The show could be seen as a messy mix of ...

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Things We Chose to Save – HOME, Manchester

Devised by Clown Funeral Reviewer Katherine Kirwin Things We Chose to Save presents a near future in which we can record, store, replay and even sell memories at will. All of this is overseen by a magnanimous company who seek to change the world and prevent anything passing out of ‘living memory’ for the greater good of everyone’s collective memories. ...

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Taking Flight 2018  – New Diorama, London

Writers: Lekha Desai Morrison, Michael Phong-Le, Samuel Daram Director: Ross Ericson Reviewer: Richard Maguire The Taking Flight Festival, now in its second year, is a venture led by Red Dragonfly Productions, and encourages playwrights from the British East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian communities to write about they want. Too often writers from these communities are expected to ...

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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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Plastic Figurines – New Diorama, London

Writer: Ella Carmen Greenhill Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Stephen Bates Following a lengthy tour beginningin 2015, Manchester-basedtheatre company Box of Tricks is bringing back its production of Ella Carmen Greenhill's 75-minute play Plastic Figurinesfor a four-week London run. The production's success seems to confirm a recent trend which has seen the "difficult" subject of autism become box office and the ...

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Exciting season ahead for New Diorama

By PAUL COUCH London’s New Diorama theatre has today [18 July 2016] announced the line-up for its 2016/17 season. Among the notable transfers from Edinburgh this autumn is Tank – a new show from award-winning Breach Theatre that follows their critically acclaimed The Beanfield; and the playwriting debut from “voice of a generation” stand-up Liam Williams, with Travesty - a ...

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