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There is a Field  – Theatre503, London

Writer: Martin Askew Director:  Esther Baker Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Mark used to get high with smack but now he gets high from religion. He’s just got a big fix of Allah and seeks to convert his East End neighbourhood to Islam. Martin Askew’s debut play There is a Field explores the life of a Muslim convert, but ultimately it borrows too much ...

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Shadow Kingdoms  – Theatre503, London

Writer: Berri George Director: Adam Dattis Reviewer: Richard Maguire So acceptable is street art now that if we were to grab our spray cans and head off to paint the walls of Shoreditch, the chances are we won’t get arrested. However, it wasn’t always so safe and Shadow Kingdoms, set in the early 2000s, is concerned with street art’s darker ...

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Escape the Scaffold – The Other Room, Cardiff

Writer: Titas Halder Director: Hannah Price Reviewer: Jacqui Onions In the current political climate, Escape the Scaffold has the potential to be an important and thought-provoking piece of theatre. This new play by Titas Halder is a co-production between The Other Room, Mongrel Thumb and Theatre503 which premiered at Theatre503 in March 2017 before transferring to Cardiff. Taking the story ...

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And Then Come The Nightjars – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Bea Roberts Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: Claire Hayes There is a fierce and tender connection to the land threading through And Then Come the Nightjarsthatmight seem reminiscent of Irish influences - from the recently late, great Brian Friel to John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar. And yet, this original writing from Bea Roberts, developed with Bristol Old Vic Ferment and ...

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I and the Village – Theatre503, London

Writer: Silva Semerciyan Director: Robert Shaw Cameron Reviewer: Scott Stait   In a city thriving with new writing and a surfeit of audiences looking for thrilling theatre, it is easy to miss the iridescent gems that crop up from time to time. Theatre 503, the modest studio above The Latchmere pub in Battersea, is currently housing one such gem. Silva ...

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Cans – Theatre 503, London

Writer: Stuart Slade Director: Dan Pick Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Taking recent new stories about historical sexual abuse and celebrity as a jumping off point, Stuart Slade has created a very funny and often moving play about what it means to be at the heart of the storm. Cans is the story of Jen and her disheveled and floundering Uncle Len. ...

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Dog Days – Theatre503, London

Writer: Annie Hulley Director: Lisa Cagnacci Reviewer: Harry Stern There are some very good things about this quirky first play by Annie Hulley but its curate's egg nature gives rise to more questions than it has any answers for. There is a peculiar mish mash of writing that leaves one wondering whether, ultimately, Hulley knew what play she wanted to ...

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Mucky Kid – Theatre503, London

Writer: Sam Potter Director: James Farrell Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:3.5] Those of us who lived through the national hysteria that surrounded the murder of James Bulger are not unfamiliar with the horror of the idea of children killing other children. The senseless, callous murder of the Liverpool toddler by Jon Venables and Robert Thompson was as incomprehensible as it was ...

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