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80 Days: A Real World Adventure – Underbelly Festival, London

Designer: Fire Hazard Games Reviewer: Richard Maguire This scavenger hunt along The Embankment and within Covent Garden will certainly leave you breathless and excited. Based on Jules Verne’s thrilling novel, 80 Days: A Real World Adventure is the new interactive game devised by Fire Hazard, a company renowned for their site-specific challenges such as Citydash, a true sprint for clues ...

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Black Cat Cabaret – London Wonderground

  Created by: The cast Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Nothing is guaranteed to delight a Press Night audience more than standing in an exceptionally long queue for 30 minutes with zero information on why the doors aren’t open or why the show is starting later than billed – it’s pretty poor customer management from the venue. A line of angry ...

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Bromance – Udderbelly Festival, London

Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Sitting in the stomach of a giant inflatable upturned purple cow is not your everyday occurrence but hey it’s summer in London where experiences like this are increasingly common. It’s the Southbank’s Udderbelly festival of course, an eight week series of performances and events on the green beside the London Eye. One of this year’s headline acts ...

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La Soiree – Spiegeltent, Southbank, London

Reviewer: Christopher Hong This part cabaret, part circus and part burlesque show returns to London, having started life in Edinburgh ten years ago. Its mix of acrobats, trapeze artists and jugglers, along with comedians and a soulful singing clown bring a variety and pace to the tight two hour show. And of course, their main forte is the inherent sex ...

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Limbo – London Wonderground

Music: Sxip Shirey Director: Scott Maidment Reviewer: Jessica Gray Limbo is a heady experience that captivates its audience from the very beginning and catapults them in to a dark, dangerous and sexy new world of live performance. The show is currently in its second season at the Southbank’s Wonderground following a celebrated run last summer at the same venue. Director ...

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BOOK REVIEW: The National Theatre Story

Author: Daniel Rosenthal Publisher: Oberon Books Reviewer: John Roberts Upon first encountering Daniel Rosenthal’s The National Theatre Story you would be forgiven for taking in a deep inhale of breath, for here is one mighty large book at just under 1000 pages without footnotes (these are provided as a separate and also rather long but equally fascinating additional download.) However ...

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Briefs: The Second Coming – London Wonderground

Creative Producer: Fez Faanana Reviewer: Jeffrey Mayhew [Rating:4.5] Well. We’ll start with the usual caveats, “Not for the faint-hearted”, “Might not be your cup of tea”, “Wear a mac…” But then even the briefest of glances at the publicity should have rung alarm bells should you have any to ring. As the wondrous Fez Faanana quipped, “If you liked it ...

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