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The Colours – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Harriet Madeley Director: Max Barton Reviewer: Richard Maguire A verbatim play about palliative care and death may not be the usual summer offering in London’s West End but Crowded Room’s new show at Soho Theatre warms the air rather than chills it. Following the lives of four people with terminal illnesses, The Colours successfully navigates the line between sensitivity ...

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The View Upstairs – Soho Theatre, London

Book, Music & Lyrics: Max Vernon Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: Heather Deacon Two years after its premiere at New York’s Lynn Redgrave Theater, the self-professed provocative musical, The View Upstairs, finally makes it to London, shaking up the Soho Theatre with a stirring, sensitive score and peerless performances. Based on a true story, the show is rocking if a little ...

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Whitewash – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Gabriel Bisset-Smith Director: Charlotte Bennett Reviewer: Richard Maguire It’s rare that a play teems with so many ideas while still managing to remain coherent, but Whitewash is that rare play. There might be those who say that writer Gabriel Bisset-Smith has packed too many issues into his 70 minutes, but we are not one-dimensional beings with a single narrative: ...

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CitySong – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Dylan Coburn Gray Director: Caitriona McLaughlin Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Capturing the tone of a city and its people, distilling hundreds of thousands of lives into a single narrative structure seems like a near impossible task, yet for many writers, the creation of these pen portraits become a cathartic exercise, a love letter to the place they call home. Dylan ...

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Tumulus – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Christopher Adams  Director: Matt Steinberg  Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The chemsex party scene – combinations of drug-taking and sex, which can go on for days at a time – is a growing problem among some sections of London’s gay male subculture. As a result, a number of fringe plays have set themselves in and around such a scene. For the ...

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Angry Alan – Soho Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Penelope Skinner Reviewer:  Richard Maguire The title and the publicity shots for this show suggest that this will be an angry play with lots of shouting. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Instead, Angry Alan is rather a quiet take on toxic masculinity, and features a confident performance by Donald Sage Mackay. In this one-man show written ...

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No Show – Soho Theatre, London

Director:  Ellie Dubois Reviewer:  Richard Maguire 2018 saw the revival of the circus and no sooner had one circus left town than another one arrived. With so many metaphorical tents jostling for space, each circus company must have its own spin, its own style, in order to stand out from the competition. No Show’s unique approach is an odd one, ...

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Chasing Bono  –  Soho Theatre, London

Writers: Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais Director:  Gordon Anderson Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Based on the memoir I Was Bono’s Doppelgänger by The Telegraph’s rock critic Neil McCormick, Chasing Bono is a gentle comedy about childhood aspirations. It’s written by the veteran pair Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais who gave us Porridgeand What Ever Happened to the Likely Lads, but, sadly, ...

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