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Rapture – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Lisa McMullin Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “What is the point of you?” screams the poster for Lisa McMullins new play Rapture, taking up a three-week residencyat the Etcetera Theatre in Camden, which asks its audience to consider not only whether their own lives truly add value to the world but if pushed could we stand in judgement over ...

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This Much (or an Act of Violence Towards the Institution of Marriage) – Soho Theatre, London

Writer:John Fitzpatrick Director:Kate Sagovsky Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Navigating modern relationships can be treacherous and, while the institution of marriage is now open to couples regardless of their sexuality, for many the concept remains a difficult and outmoded one. Endless rom-coms have introduced us to the idea that we should wait for “the one” so a fictional Prince (or Princess) will ...

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The Ballad of Martha Brown – The Rondo Theatre, Bath

Writers: Amy Rosenthal, Tamsin Fessey &Lynne Forbes Directors: Tamsin Fessey &Lynne Forbes Reviewer: Claire Hayes “Are you here for the hanging?” the audience is asked, as we make our way into the auditorium. And indeed we are, because Angel Exit Theatre’s latest production is based around the life and times of Martha Brown, the last woman to be publicly hanged ...

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The Situation Room – The Lowry, Salford

Directors: James Blakey / Tom Mansfield Reviewer: Poppy Helm [Rating:4] For any fan of innovative theatre, The Situation Room has an alluring premise: in a 'secret location' down a quiet Salford street, an empty building has been transformed into a cabinet room where the audience are empowered to make decisions that will change the face of history. Developed in collaboration ...

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