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My One True Friend – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writers: Alexander Matthews Director: Antony Law Reviewer: David Guest Racism and reconciliation are at the heart of My One True Friend receiving its world premiere at Tristan Bates Theatre – but despite the serious message it all feels somewhat insubstantial. Set in Rhodesia in the late 1970s Alexander Matthews’ play uses sumptuous poetic language and boasts some fine performances – but ...

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In Limbo – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writers: SevenArc Productions  Director: Georgie Staight  Reviewer: Scott Matthewman It's always something of a surprise to see Frank Capra’s It's a Wonderful Life hover near the top of any list of all-time great Christmas movies. While the closing scenes of James Stewart running through the streets of Bedford Falls towards his family is indeed a heartening one, for the most part ...

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NEWS: INK makes its mark on London!

From east of England to west end of London INK, Suffolk’s arts festival of new writing, has spun its magic all the way from The Cut Theatre in Halesworth to the Tristram Bates theatre in London and it happily leaves a mark of distinction upon the London theatre scene. From a sell out Easter-time festival in East Anglia, the best ...

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NEWS: The INK Festival 2019

The INK Festival 2019 goes from strength to strength with 2019 providing a bumper crop of emerging talent and established professionals alike. Creatives both young and old cover a range of performing arts that will excite and provoke the three-day festival going audience. The range of plays is impressive, over forty of them, by writers that all have a connection ...

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Sundowning- Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Nessah Muthy Director: Helena Bell Reviewer: Grace Patrick There’s nothing worse than watching someone you love go through dementia. It’s absolutely brutal: the person can change beyond recognition, and at the same time they may no longer recognise you. Your ability to comfort and to connect is all too often destroyed, and it’s this deep and aching pain that ...

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Love Lab – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Sam Coulson Director: Sean Aydon Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Modern dating can be a soulless business; online platforms mean we can dismiss a hundred potential partners with just a click or a swipe. Just getting to a first date is based almost entirely on looks, ability to write a humorous profile and a social media check of their dating past. ...

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The Cloakroom Attendant – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Dimitra Barla Director:Natalie Katsou Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Galleries are full of stories, some of them hanging on the walls, some of them stored in the vaults, but not everything that happens in the building is about the art. Behind the scenes, teams of people keep the doors open, from the directors to the curators, the café staff to the ...

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Love Me Now – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Michelle Barnette Director: Jamie Armitage Reviewer: Stephen Bates When the woman at the centre of Michelle Barnette’s play asks her new casual sex partner what their relationship can be, he replies: “it can be anything you want it to be”. She (known simply as “B”), the modern, liberated woman, is in control, but using what freedom that she has ...

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