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Nocturne – The Albany, Deptford

Directors: Krista Burane & Andy Field Reviewer: Lucy Lambert Sat on a small circle of chairs in Deptford Library, my group leader tells us that a nocturne is a song of the night. He then calmly and slowly makes eye contact with each group member, before delivering what is perhaps best described as a sonic collage; making the cries, clicks ...

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Price of Money – The Albany, Deptford

Devised by: Belarus Free Theatre Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Made in partnership with Falmouth University, Belarus Free Theatre’s latest production explores the history of capitalism through the texts of Astrophanes, Ben Johnson and Stéphane Hessel, whose book Get Outraged! inspired the occupy movement. Made up of five scenes, Price of Money weaves together the tale of Plutus, the Ancient Greek god ...

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The Last Days of Limehouse – Limehouse Town Hall, London

Writer: Jeremy Tiang Director: Kumiko Mendl and Gary Merry Reviewer: Annegret Märten Have you wandered around London's China Town lately? The pretty gates in Soho serve as a popular tourist attraction but have you ever wondered where the Chinese community in London actually lives? Not in Soho, that's for sure, swamped as it is with actor's agents and film post-production ...

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Tony and Mike –The Lowry, Salford

Creators: Tom Frankland &Laura Mugridge Reviewer: Ruth Lovett [Rating:3.5] Meet Joe (Tom Frankland) and Charlotte (Laura Mugridge); they have just moved to the country and now have land, a garden and nature to contend with. Joe wants to be a typical country gent; he has wellies, a straw hat and a padded waistcoat. Poor Charlotte still has to commute to ...

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The Burial – The Albany, London

Writer: Bola Agbaje Director: Franko Figueiredo Reviewer: Lettie Mckie [rating:3] This year Deptford-based performing arts venue The Albany celebrates its 30th anniversary. An organisation which prides itself on a long established connection to the local community its programme of music, theatre and spoken word reflects the diversity of cultures within south east London. Their latest production (A co-production with StoneCrabs ...

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A Thousand Shards of Glass – Albany Theatre, Deptford

Writer: Ben Pacey Director: Jane Packman Reviewer: Kate Klatsken [rating:4] Jane Packman Company present A Thousand Shards of Glass, a story about Lucy (Lucy Ellinson) a resistance heroin intent on bringing down the shiny veneer of the world she finds herself in. Inspired by insurrectionist text, it exposes a surveillance society as she takes us with her on an action ...

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God’s Property – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Arinze Kene Director: Michael Buffong Reviewer: Sarah Nutland [rating:4.5] Talawa Theatre Company, Soho Theatre and The Albany present a new play by Arinze Kene; Gods Property.It's Deptford, south London, 1984 and we join Chima as he enters his old family home to visit his mum and brother after an extended time away. The two mixed race brothers are strangers ...

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2Faced Dance Company, “In The Dust” – Albany, Deptford, London

Reviewer: Lucinda Al-Zoghbi [rating:4.5] Off of London's beaten track, The Albany is an unlikely arts centre located in Deptford. Walk inside, and it has that community centre feeling, but when you go further, the auditorium screams circus with its two-storey in-the-round seating, jewelled with bright lights. It seems that first impressions were deceiving. In The Dust is a triple-bill from ...

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