1.0★ ★
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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 b...
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2.0★ ★
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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 pl...
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4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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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...
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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 ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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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 ...
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3.0★ ★ ★
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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 fro...
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4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Dogfight

This is the European première of a musical first staged off-Broadway in 2012, and it is the best thing I have seen all year.  The auditorium in the sm...
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2.5★ ★
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Emma Packer is a very good actress, and the role that she adopts in this one-woman performance is played with great conviction and commitment.  And au...
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3.5★ ★ ★
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Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone.”  With those words of encouragement, in a song familiar to us all, there comes...