London

2.0★ ★
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Outlying Islands

A rather underwhelming revival of David Greig’s social drama. The philosophical questions addressed in the play are dealt with at a very shallow level...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Songs For Nobodies

To call this “a one-woman show” would not do it justice. There is only one woman on the stage (and an excellent little three-piece band, barely visibl...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Coming Clean

The West End transfer of Kevin Elyot’s Coming Clean intimately explores the collapse of a gay couple’s seemingly perfect relationship of five years. S...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Intronauts

In the not-too-distant future, if you have an itch you only have to ask your Intronaut to scratch it…internally. Nose blocked? Not enough fibres in yo...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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In Lipstick

In Lipstick is a drama that is not short of comedy elements. While the theme of the storyline is through-and-through tragic, the characters on stage a...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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Sweat

The very title of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2015 play, ‘Sweat’, evokes the presence of pungent sensory stimuli. Nottage’s ‘Sweat’ acutely ...
3.0★ ★ ★
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The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Merry Wives of Windsor is either a very good panto or a very bad staging of Shakespeare. When watching...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Richard II

In his adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard II, Joe Hill-Gibbins channels Beckettian grotesque with great results by focusing on exaggeration and exces...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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The Convert

The Convert is a historical play that explores Africa’s fraught colonial past. Jekesai (Letitia Wright) seeks refuge from her uncle (Jude Akuwudike) b...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Aladdin

“Everything you could wish for in a panto” is what the blurb says and, no doubt about it, that’s absolutely right!  Aladdin is a wonderful blend of th...