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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...
Sket, Park Theatre
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Sket

Monica Lewinsky recently wrote in the Guardian that the fame she achieved in the 90s has stuck to her “like tar”, and given what she’s famous for, she...
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Americana in Concert

I came to this assuming “in concert” was just part of the title. In fact, “Americana” is the show, “in concert” indicating that we’re seeing a semi-st...
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Bar Mitzvah Boy

I once had a long chat with a female (and therefore Reform) rabbi about the central beliefs of Judaism. I remember learning a lot about different type...
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Ben Hur

You might imagine any attempt to send up a biblical epic - especially one about a character who just happened to live at the same time as Christ - wou...
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Dark Tourism

I must admit, I came to this expecting a savage indictment of sex tourism in the Far East. But no, the title is purely metaphorical, and if there are ...
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A Brimful of Asha

This past week has seen escalating tensions in the disputed territory of Kashmir. We’re very fortunate to have with us live via satellite both the Pri...