Mosquitoes at the National Theatre. Photo by Brinkhoff Mogenburg
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Mosquitoes

2017 has been a rough year, so far; 2016 was no better. Brexit, Trump, wars and climate change are all making the world feel less and less stable. It is apt, then, that the National Theatre has chosen to option...
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Bridle

To be woman is to be assessed. Everywhere you turn, people expect things of you; things that, sometimes, you are unable to deliver. A long term partner, a steady job, a decent flat, kids (someday) – a neatly ...
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This is Private Property

The British press have been fixated on London’s housing crisis for the past five years or so. Hardly a day goes by without seeing a headline about soaring rent, poor conditions and impossible prices – the a...
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Under the Bed

Rare is it to see a play told entirely from the perspective of a child. In Under the Bed, we are transported to the darkly magical world of Alice, who knows too much and too little at the same time. 154 Collect...
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The Killing of Sister George

When Frank Marcus’s The Killing of Sister George opened in 1965, it was a controversial piece. It was one of the first plays to depict a lesbian relationship, and questioned major institutions like the BBC, a...
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The State vs John Hayes

America shares the death penalty with countries such as China, Iran and North Korea. Lucy Roslyn explores this (as well as issues surrounding women’s rights, mental health and gender) in her emotionally charg...
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Martyr

In the current political climate, what with ISIS, the Israeli-Palestine conflict and our British lack of a spiritual identity, it is impossible to escape religious fundamentalism. We read it in the papers, watc...
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Tonight I’m Gonna Be The New Me

After getting stellar reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe, Tonight I’m Gonna Be The New Me, the latest piece by theatre company Made In China, has transferred to London’s Soho Theatre for a 3 week run. It tells...
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Marsha: A Girl Who Does Bad Things

As part of “Grimeborn,” what Time Out describes as “London’s hippest festival of new and underground opera,” the Arcola Theatre has produced Marsha: A Girl Who Does Bad Things. The play itself is thor...
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My Children! My Africa!

It is a rare experience to leave the theatre feeling raw, real emotion; it is even rarer to have that sensation travel home with you, and stay with you long after the curtain has gone down. What My Children! My...