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The Verb, “To Love”

Boasting one of the oldest pub theatres in London, the Old Red Lion in Islington reaches out to the LGBT community, but this uplifting account of the vicissitudes of a gay relationship has a universal appeal, e...
3.0★ ★ ★

Portia Coughlan

Boasting one of the oldest pub theatres in London, the Old Red Lion in bustling and trendy Islington usually fills its small auditorium with an appreciative audience, and tonight was no exception.  Set in rura...
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Princess Ida

Having watched a really dire modern play the previous night, I was delighted to head over to Earl’s Court and enjoy a pint of real ale at the Finborough Tavern before repairing upstairs to the little theatre ...
1.0★ ★

The Dissidents

Once an Irish enclave, ‘County Kilburn’ has undergone a transformation within the lifetime of the Tricycle Theatre, that beacon of culture among the betting shops, charity shops, pound shops, public houses ...
Made in Britain
2.0★ ★

Made in Britain

The Old Red Lion in Islington boasts one of London’s oldest pub theatres, and it was packed last night (it usually is) for the press night of a new play which is billed as suitable for ages 15+.  This indica...
Booty and the Biatch
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Booty and the Biatch

I was a bit lost when I emerged onto the Wandsworrth Road and looked around for the Lost Theatre.  But there it was, next to Lambeth College, and glad I am that I found it.  The small auditorium was packed w...
Billy the Kid
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Billy the Kid

Is life worth living?  Any doubts about the answer to that can be dispelled by taking in this ‘boutique panto’.  Now in their eighth Christmas season at the Rosemary Branch Theatre in Islington, the Charl...
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The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Is there anything we don’t know about Oscar Wilde? asks John O’Connor, who – with Wilde’s grandson, Merlin Holland - has reconstructed the two trials that led to the utter ruin of the greatest celebrity...
See Rock City & Other Destinations
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See Rock City & Other Destinations

Squatting beneath a railway arch, and with a nice little café at the front, the Union Theatre is a quaint and friendly venue for an enjoyably quirky production.  Situated just a stone’s throw from Southwark...
Jezebel
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Jezebel

Upstairs at the Soho Theatre, which provides a space for fringe productions to be staged in the middle of London, the one-man and two-women troupe from Dublin that calls itself Rough Magic is putting on a show ...