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The Listening Room
19 Sep
Reviews
Stuart King

Review: THE LISTENING ROOM at Gerry's Studio, Stratford East

The Listening Room Victims and perpetrators of violent crime coming together in search of understanding and forgiveness from one another, sounds like a strange and jarring premise for a piece of theatre, but it works surprisingly well - largely due to the fact that the evening is based entirely on two real events. One involves an unprovoked attack at a train station and another where a random beating leads to a road traffic death.

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Mosquitoes - National Theatre
18 Sep
Reviews
Phil Willmott

Review: MOSQUITOES at the National Theatre

Mosquitoes - National Theatre Fancy a sophisticated evening combining family drama with science thrown in? Then this is the play for you.

Mosquitoes has a lot going for it; it's the latest work from Lucy Kirkwood, one of our most interesting playwrights who's proved herself adept at combining a big idea with great humanity in her recent hits Chimerica and The Children. It's directed by National Theatre supremo Rufus Norris and it stars Olivia Coleman.

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Footloose - Peacock Theatre
18 Sep
Reviews
Phil Willmott

Review: FOOTLOOSE at the Peacock Theatre

Footloose - Peacock Theatre It’s always a pleasure to sit amidst an appreciative audience enjoying an uncomplicated fun night of theatre and that was certainly my experience at the Peacock this week where a touring production of the beloved movie musical ended its travels with a London run.

I must confess I’ve never seen the film on which it’s based but it’s the small town story of how a party loving teen, dates the ministers daughter, persuades him to overturn a ban on social dancing and... no, actually that’s it.

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18 Sep
Reviews
Daniel Perks

Review: GATE at the Cockpit Theatre

gate.jpg The waiting room after death resembles a doctor’s reception room in Alex Berry’s design – Joe Price’s flickering lighting design showcases it as a bit rundown and in need of some TLC. It fits the current public sector in many ways, as those that enter prepare themselves for their interview to determine where to go on to. Upstairs or downstairs are the choices that receptionist Eve (Emma Dennis-Edwards) gives the new patients/ applicants. Dennis-Edwards is ballsy and blunt, a stereotypical administrator who is more concerned with what to have for lunch than the fate of the people that pass through the doors.

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Boudica - Shakespeare Globe
16 Sep
Reviews
Nastazja Domaradzka

Review: BOUDICA at The Globe

Boudica - Shakespeare Globe As Emma Rice leaves The Globe Theatre in the spring of 2018 she leaves behind a legacy, a legacy that has changed The Globe indefinitely. Shared light or no shared light Rice has transformed a “museum theatre” and a tourist attraction into a venue that is now seen as relevant and approachable as it once again lures people of all backgrounds, ages and classes, by staging productions which are rooted in universal socio-political truths. The world premiere of Tristan Bernay’s BOUDICA is no different, as it puts a famous tribal heroine centre stage and aims to make a comment about the current political climate in Britain.

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