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Anomaly – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Liv Warden Director: Adam Small Reviewer: Stephen Bates “Post-Weinstein. Post-Spacey. Pre-Preston” reads the publicity for Liv Warden’s debut play, Anomaly, Philip Preston being the pivotal, albeit unseen, figure. However, in an hour-long drama that is sharp, sensitive and powered by topicality, the writer concerns herself less with Preston’s misdemeanours than with the impact on his three daughters.  The oldest ...

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The Recruiting Officer – Old Red Lion, London

Writer: George Farquhar Adaptor: Charlie Ryall Director:Jenny Eastop Reviewer: Maryam Philpot George Farquhar’s 1706 play The Recruiting Officer is one of the most celebrated comedies of its time. Alongside its own influence on Restoration theatre, it became an important reference point for later playwrights including Timberlake Wertenbaker in Our Country’s Good and now Charlie Ryall in her new play Indebted to Chance– the ...

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Providence – Old Red Lion, London

Writers & Directors: Dominic Allen and Simon Maeder Reviewer: Maryam Philpott With Halloween almost upon us, our thoughts turn to spooks and scares as we revel in stories of terror and fear. But rarely do we think of the authors of these tales, the people who created the monsters and unexplained happenings that frighten us so cleverly. Dominic Allen and ...

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Hubert is Very Dead – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer / Director: The Company Reviewer: Maryam Philpott With only a week to Halloween, the London Horror Festival is in full swing, taking over The Old Red Lion theatre pub in Angel to showcase over 25 original creepy shorts in four weeks. Plenty of spine-chilling tales of ghosts and ghouls are being performed but perhaps none as anarchically silly as ...

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The Wolves of Erin – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Ed Hartland Director: Stuart Vincent Reviewer: Tom Finch On a rainy night, in an old barn somewhere in the woods of County Tyrone, sometime during the Troubles, a Welsh Soldier has taken a man hostage. When a young woman arrives the balance of power shifts and no one can be trusted. And so begins Stack 10 Theatre’s production as ...

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That Girl, Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Hatty Jones Director: Tim Cook Reviewer: Sophia Moss If you were a child in the late 90’s/early 2000’s, you’ve probably seen the 1998 film Madeline. Hatty Jones, who played Madeline in real life, has written an unhinged version of herself into That Girl, a play which explores life after child acting, female relationships, London life and the fear of ...

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Lamplighters – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Co-Creator: Neil Connolly Director and Co-Creator: Dean Rodgers Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Most people probably think they’d make a pretty good spy; maybe not quite a fist-fighting villain-chasing lothario like Bond, but possibly an undercover agent photocopying secret documents and meeting contacts on park benches. Rogue Productions are offering audiences the chance to live out those dreams in their show Lamplighters, ...

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