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War of the Worlds
10 Jun
Reviews
Phil Willmott

Review: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE at 56 Leadenhall Street

War of the Worlds So called “immersive theatre” has become very popular in London over the past few years. Instead of taking your seat to watch events you’re usually taken, on foot, through a maze of rooms providing a series of experiences.

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Bronx Gothic
10 Jun
Reviews
Phil Willmott

Review: BRONX GOTHIC at the Young Vic

Bronx Gothic In this one hour twenty piece of performance art in the stuffy Maria studio of the Young Vic, New York’s Okwui Okpokwsili, alone on stage, is twerking as we take our seats.

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The Starry Messenger
06 Jun
Reviews
Kit Benjamin

Review: The Starry Messenger at Wyndham’s Theatre

The Starry Messenger Mark Williams (Matthew Broderick) is a disappointed, middle-aged astronomy teacher but not (as we are frequently reminded) an astronomer: In other words, he is in the gutter but looking at the stars. Or, if not in the gutter, at least in an unfulfilling marriage.

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This Island's Mine
03 Jun
Reviews
Phil Willmott

Review: THIS ISLAND’S MINE at The Kings Head Theatre

This Island's Mine Remarkably this is the first ever revival of Philip Osment’s beautiful play, a seminal work from a now defunct theatre company called Gay Sweatshop.

These days there’s an openly gay agenda to huge swathes of UK Theatre (TV too) but back in the late 1980s the LGBT community was so marginalised that this Arts Council funded organisation was necessary to make work for and about us. (I'm very proud to say I also wrote a hit play for them some years later)

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Beneath The Blue Rinse - Park Theatre
31 May
Reviews
Stuart King

Review: BENEATH THE BLUE RINSE at the Park Theatre

Beneath The Blue Rinse - Park Theatre Beneath the Blue Rinse is the unlikely title of Park Theatre’s latest offering which uses as its basis, the extreme reactions of an OAP when she’s confronted by the disreputable behaviour of an alarm salesman determined to use her to hit his bonus target.

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