Extravaganza Macabre at Battersea Arts Centre – Review
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Extravaganza Macabre at Battersea Arts Centre – Review

For me, the word extravaganza when used in a theatrical context conjures up certain mental images. Luxuriant costumes, lurid makeup, complex set and props, mind­boggling special effects, that kind of thing. This production, by Little Bulb, has none of those things. It doesn’t need them. What is does have, in spades, is imagination, creativity and a sense of…

Review of Remedial Remedies at Above the Gatehouse
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Review of Remedial Remedies at Above the Gatehouse

There is a lot of talk in the press about the pressure we put children under to pass exams. Right from infants, they are being tested and checked to make sure their progress follows the route dictated by those clever folks at the Dept for Education. Of course, there were three exams that really mattered…

Review of SAVAGE – a new play by Claudio Macor
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Review of SAVAGE – a new play by Claudio Macor

When I was invited to watch SAVAGE a new play by Claudio Macor, I must say the subject matter wasn’t one that excited me at first glance: “a tale of love amidst the brutal true story of a Nazi War Criminal”. With the fallout that the UK is experiencing after the Brexit debacle I didn’t…

Highly recommended: A Little Princess at Theatre N16
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Highly recommended: A Little Princess at Theatre N16

Great children’s theatre adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s much loved book ‘A Little Princess’ at Theatre N16, the tiny upstairs space at the Bedford in Balham. Slightly surreal watching a children’s show on a Sunday night with a pub full of football fans downstairs, and a church congregation on the first floor below the theatre at the top –…