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5-star Quint-Essential Five New Ballets at The Peacock Theatre

The vibrancy of the London Arts scene is well illustrated by the success of the “New English Ballet Theatre” which over five years has carved itself a niche, without public funding, that complements the institutions of the “Royal Ballet” and the “English National Ballet” and the eclectic visiting repertoire at Sadlers Wells. Under the direction…

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Drones, Baby, Drones at the Arcola Theatre – Review

Two completely different one-act plays exploring the use of remotely controlled Drones in targeting and assassinating terrorists abroad. Both plays are preceded by a short monologue taken from real interviews with British human rights lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith, founder and director of human rights group ‘Reprieve’. Stark and to the point we get some facts about…

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Trumpageddon by Simon Jay at the King’s Head Theatre

So, I’m sitting writing this review as Donald Trump is declared the winner in the US Presidential Election. If you are on Twitter then just take five minutes to search for #Trumpageddon and you will see a huge reaction to the victory. You will also see comments about Simon Jay’s one-man show Trumpageddon which I saw…

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Review of Strindberg’s Women at Jermyn Street Theatre

Strindberg’s Women, a presentation of two short plays by August Strindberg – Storm and The Stronger – allows us to revisit dramatic writings of such a sophisticated power as to cross the boundaries of time, race, social class and gender. One need only to bask in the philosophical musings of Storm which, at its core,…

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Dead Funny ‘is simply a wonderful night out…’

The British have given much to the world of theatre. Aside from Shakespeare, there are Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn to name but two. However, in one particular genre, the Brits are outstanding, although often not fully understood by non-brits, and that is farce. I mention this as one of the finest examples of…

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Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair at Above The Arts Theatre

For anyone who saw Beach Comet’s last nutty and hilarious offering, Vampire Hospital Waiting Room, the question was; How on earth are they going to follow that? Well now we know; with a deranged disaster B Movie/supernatural murder mystery/romantic comedy. Set on a cruise ship. What else? Apocalypse centres on the increasingly deranged quest of the tormented Captain Bleaufont…