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3.0★ ★ ★
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Shang-a-Lang

The King’s Head website states that Shang-a-Lang is not suitable for children. However I would recommend it for those who are old enough to remember t...
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3.0★ ★ ★
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Punishment Without Revenge

Lope de Vega's 1631 tragedy Punishment Without Revenge, performed here in a new adaptation by Meredith Oakes, concerns the story of a father who arran...
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3.0★ ★ ★
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One Step Before the Fall

‘Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’ or an exploration of sheer exhaustion: ‘One Step Before the Fall’ performs ideas about boxing, physical str...
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The Ugly Sisters

It is nearly a month since Christmas and the panto season has come to an end, but fear not boys and girls – the alternative version of Cinderella is t...
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Henry V

Henry V is the last of the productions in Michael Grandage’s theatrical tour-de-force at the Noel Coward Theatre. The play, one of Shakespeare’s simpl...
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Anatomia Publica

Anatomia Publica, developed by Tomeo Vergés and Véronique Petit and shown here as part of the London International Mime Festival, is a dance piece tel...
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3.5★ ★ ★ (★)
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Don Gil of the Green Breeches

Don Gil of the Green Breeches (Don Gil de las calzas verdes- 1635)is the first in a series of three plays at the Arcola Theatre as part of the Spanish...
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Ciphers

A ricochet plot that deals in debauch and heartbreak in a decidedly seedy underworld of subterfuge and betrayal, Dawn King’s new play Ciphers packs pu...
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2.0★ ★
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Oedipus Retold

Oedipus Retold is a back-to-back performance of an adaption by Jeremy Kingston of the classic Greek tragedy, Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannos, followed by ...
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The Gay Naked Play

After a sell-out run off-Broadway in 2008, David Bell’s The Gay Naked Play is the second show at Above the Stag’s brand new venue – a renovated railwa...