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5-star THIS HOUSE at Garrick Theatre

An assemblage of intrigue and counter-intrigue, cheating and counter cheating, insurgency and counter-insurgency is set not in some fictional John Le Carré-inspired diegesis but in our very own Mother of Parliaments, the House of Commons. This is not “political theatre” of the idealogical kind as no side is taken, no agenda pushed by the excellent…

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5-star Half A Sixpence at the Noel Coward Theatre

Hand on heart now, how many of you reading this right now, play a Lottery game in some form or another? And how many of you players do so because of the money the various organisations distribute to good causes throughout the length and breadth of the UK? Let’s be honest, we play the lottery…

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Review of 139 Copeland Road – an “Immersive Horror Show”

On the night of the biggest full moon since 1948, something was stirring in deepest, darkest (well maybe not so dark that night) Peckham that chilled you right down to the marrow and made the hairs on your neck vibrate and tremble! The evening actually started in 137 Copeland Road. We were shown into the…

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Review of Lazarus Theatre’s The Beggar’s Opera

One of the first things the narrator says as the play starts is: “We’ve kept some things and changed some things and modernised the plot” and that’s exactly why this production of John Gay’s 1728 ballad opera The Beggar’s Opera fails to deliver. The director of the play, Ricky Dukes has also adapted it and…