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Busking It - Shoreditch Town Hall
16 Oct
Jess Morrissey

Review: BUSKING IT at Shoreditch Town Hall

Busking It - Shoreditch Town Hall How many times have you walked past a busker? Have you ever been so affected that you’ve stopped and listened, or do you turn up your own music and rush on? Busking It, written and performed by Danusia Samal, mixes music, anecdotes and a bit of artistic licence to share some of her experiences of ten years of busking in London tube stations. It provides a compelling insight into this ‘underground’ world.

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I'm Not Running - National Theatre
15 Oct
Phil Willmott

Review: I’M NOT RUNNING at The National Theatre

I'm Not Running - National Theatre David Hare has been a giant amidst UK playwrights for over thirty years. His plays PRAVDA (co-written with Howard Brenton) and his “state of the nation" trilogy at the National Theatre, RACING DEMON, MURMURING JUDGES & THE ABSENCE OF WAR, are highlights of my theatre going career. But, I'M NOT RUNNING, his latest script to benefit from the full production resources of our premiere venue, is a waste of everybody’s time.

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Bullet Hole - Park Theatre
11 Oct
Nastazja Domaradzka

Review: BULLET HOLE at Park Theatre

Bullet Hole - Park Theatre The annual statistical publication for FGM (female genital mutilation) shows that during the 2016-2017 period there were over 5,391 newly recorded cases of FGM in England alone. These statistics are horrific and the subject matter is not even close to getting the attention it needs.

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Fiona Skinner in The Sweet Science of Bruising
08 Oct
Nicola Wright

Review : The Sweet Science Of Bruising at Southwark Playhouse

Based on historical fact and set in London in 1869 Joy Wilkinson's THE SWEET SCIENCE OF BRUISING is a play about the struggles and constraints of being a woman in Victorian England, and how the four protagonists find freedom in the underground world of female boxing.

Fiona Skinner in The Sweet Science of BruisingFiona Skinner in "The Sweet Science of Bruising"

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The Inheritance
08 Oct
New Shows
Alex Benjamin

Preview Report: THE INHERITANCE at the Noel Coward Theatre

The Inheritance American writer Matthew Lopez’ enormous play has already written itself into theatrical canon since a widely beloved premiere at the Young Vic, so a move to the West End was a natural fit. A two-part play coming in at nearly 7 hours, The Inheritance reworks E. M. Forster’s Howards End into a vast story of gay men’s love in contemporary New York.

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