After the Rehearsal/Persona Barbican Theatre
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After the Rehearsal/Persona

Remember that scene in Woody Allen’s time-travel comedy Midnight in Paris where the hero encounters Luis Buñuel, and pitches him what will become the ...
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NSFW

NSFW stands for “Not Safe For Work”, a warning added to certain websites that you might want to think twice before viewing them in the office (and don...
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Chinese Whispers

If the phrase “Chinese whispers” describes the way a tale becomes distorted in the retelling, here we have deception of a more deliberate kind - thoug...
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right left with heels

If Christopher Isherwood’s novel about the rise of Nazism, “Goodbye to Berlin”, was later staged under the name “I Am a Camera”, here we have Francesc...
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Aisha

It’s no insult to Aisha to say that it’s very much an issue play, concerning the forced marriage of young girls to much older men. The name is presuma...
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An Octoroon

Is Boucsploitation a thing now? Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ relationship with Irish playwright Dion Boucicault is clearly a complex one, perhaps more comp...
Little Bulb - Extravaganza Macabre @ Battersea Arts Centre
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Extravaganza Macabre

What is the plural of euphonium? I never imagined I’d need to know, but Little Bulb Theatre’s show Extravaganza Macabre, which inaugurates Battersea A...
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Eavesdropping

You could sit in Starbucks and secretly record the conversation at the table next to you. The dialogue would by definition be realistic, but would the...
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Love N Stuff

Midway upon the journey of our life/I found myself within a forest dark/For the straightforward pathway had been lost, runs the famous opening of Dant...