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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...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

F*cking Men

Fucking Men originally appeared at The King’s Head Theatre in 2009, running for 9 months - an unusually long time in the world of fringe theatre. Now, Joe DiPietro’s sensitive, interesting piece about Londo...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Secret Theatre Show, Secret Studio Lab

Secret Studio Lab is an underground theatre company, founded in 2007. It has returned to London’s East End after sold-out runs in New York and Hollywood, and pioneers a genuinely new sort of stagecraft. Rathe...
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The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew is no stranger to adaptation - the 1960s film starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor has become a Hollywood classic, as has the modern reconstruction 10 Things I Hate About You. ...
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The Flannelettes

The decline of the North of England (post-Thatcher) is a theme that has been well examined in various films, plays and musicals over the past few decades. However, it has never been done to a soundtrack of 60s ...
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The Lonely Soldier Monologues

Sometimes, in the ‘comment’ section of the more left-wing papers, an article will materialise about the damaging effects of war, or the difficulties that soldiers have adjusting back into civilian life. The...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Hard Problem

Tom Stoppard is one of Britain’s most prolific playwrights, and one of the few to have produced a new piece in every decade that the National Theatre has been in existence. Often lauded as one of the finest d...
3.0★ ★ ★

The Three Lions

In 2010, a footballer, a prince and a Prime Minister met in a Swiss hotel room. Their objective was to win England the chance to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018. William Gaminara’s The Three Lions is a clever...
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Trainspotting

Irvine Welsh’s novel Trainspotting was first published in 1993 and was immediately the subject of a tug-of-war between two very different sides of public opinion. Many called it the most interesting book to...