Takeaway Re_Write, Theatre503
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South of Home / Takeaway

Re:Write is an exciting project which aims to showcase new London writing. After the sold-out success of Re:Awakened (July 2016), the team returned to Theatrw 503 with their second instalment, ‘Re:Adapt’.Ar...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Pigeon English

Pigeon English fizzes with intensity and promises everything we should expect from a National Youth Theatre production. Alongside Romeo and Juliet and DNA, Pigeon English, adapted from Stephen Kelman’s Man-Bo...
3.0★ ★ ★

The Mother

Ever tried Ever failed No matter Try again Fail again Fail better We encounter Beckett’s famous instructions upon a blackboard at the forefront of the stage before Peter Kleinert’s revamped production...
Ugly Lovely Old Red Lion Theatre
3.0★ ★ ★

Ugly Lovely

It felt apt that the Welsh football team were dismantling European heavyweights Belgium in the Euro 2016 quarter-final match in the pub below the Old Red Lion Theatre. At the same time, Ffion Jones dissected Sw...
The Local Stigmatic - Old Red Lion Theatre
3.0★ ★ ★

The Local Stigmatic

The Local Stigmatic still resonates. Director Michael Toumey confronts us with Heathcote Williams’ aggressive, vitriolic and pulsating drama on its fiftieth anniversary. The hour-long drama is intensified by ...
After Independence Arcola Theatre
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After Independence

Zimbabwe, 1998. Eighteen years after the country secured its independence from British colonial rule. The Mugabe government is enforcing land-reclamation policies, retrieving fertile farm lands from the white o...
3.0★ ★ ★

In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel

Tennessee Williams’ 1969 play, In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel is rarely performed, and after watching, I think there is some reasoning behind that. It is far from Williams’ best work. It feels like an early Wi...
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Anna Karenina

The BBC recently condensed Tolstoy’s epic War and Peace into six one-hour long episodes. The ever-ambitious Arrows and Traps Theatre Company have followed suit and tackled Anna Karenina, concentrating it powe...
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Table Top Shakespeare: Macbeth/ Pericles

Sunday 12pm-2pm. We enter the sixth and final day of Forced Entertainment’s titanic project- presenting all but one of Shakespeare’s dramas in the Barbican’s Pit Theatre. The final day is dropkicked into ...
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Uncle Vanya

I read an interesting article a while ago in which the exciting director, Robert Icke, discussed theatre’s challenge to compete with TV shows such as The Sopranos. His refreshing and grounded approach is what...