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Tennessee Williams’ little-known gem – Confessional

Tennessee Williams’ little-known gem, Confessional, is brought to the Southwark Playhouse by Tramp after a successful run in Edinburgh 2015. Set in a down-and-out pub in Southend, this semi-immersive production attempts to engage the audience from the off, encouraging them to make use of the functioning bar within the space before and throughout the show, sitting us at…

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5-star The Time Machine at the Old Red Lion Theatre

Be honest, how many of you out there would love to have a genuine time machine? As a dedicated Whovian, I can’t tell you how often the word TARDIS has appeared on my Christmas list. However, have you thought about the consequences of being able to travel forwards and backwards along the space-time continuum? Well,…

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Review of Toy Soldier at The Brockley Jack Theatre

Jonathon Crewe’s Toy Soldier opens with the image of a man tied up, held captive, as the sound of Bashir Handi’s torturing by Donna Britten (Bianca Beckles-Rose) echoes through the studio of the Brockley Jack Theatre. The scene is set. Handi, an Iraqi civilian, has been tortured and murdered, and Britten is facing a court sentencing to bring…

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Review of The Resurrectionist at the Etcetera Theatre

This play certainly has many of the hallmarks of Gothic fiction, combining science fiction, death and a touch of love. There are, however, different ways of looking at the work of Victor Darvell (a stand-out performance from Peter Dewhurst) in The Resurrectionist, and it is not altogether clear that he is a villain. Indeed, this…

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Review of The Last Tango at the Phoenix Theatre

Strictly fans, rejoice! Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are back in London’s West End. Though for many dedicated fans, this is also a sombre affair as the famous BBC dancing duo are taking this tango as their last. Past West End shows include Midnight Tango and Dance ’Til Dawn but now the tango champions, who have danced over…