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LA RONDE ♥♥♥♥

THE BUNKER. Awash with sexual chemistry, this new adaptation of La Ronde presents almost limitless possibilities. Fizzing with energy and with over 3,000 casting possibilites, Max Gill’s new adaptation of La Ronde plays havoc with fate, giving all four performers … Continue reading

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GREENWICH THEATRE. An electric performance brings life to this new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s horror story.   Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was a hit right from the start. First told as a ghost story to friends (who happened to include the … Continue reading

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HENRY V ♥♥♥

SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL. An ingenious setting gives this touring production its edge. For Antic Disposition – a company which tours its Shakespearean productions in south west France each year ­– Henry V was always going to be sticky, dealing as it … Continue reading

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PRIDE & PREJUDICE ♥♥♥♥

JERMYN STREET THEATRE.   This sparkling adaptation is a hugely engaging romp through Jane Austen’s greatest love story.   While the TV version of Pride and Prejudice (can it really be over 20 years old?) luxuriated in six hour-long episodes … Continue reading

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HAMLET PECKHAM ♥♥♥

CLF THEATRE, BUSSEY BUILDING, PECKHAM. This pacy production from Shakespeare Peckham is full of youthful energy and truth.   Seeing an advert for an actor to play Hamlet is enough to make any performer sit up and take notice. But … Continue reading

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BOTALLACK O’CLOCK ♥♥♥

THE OLD RED LION THEATRE A great artist stumbles through a drink-soaked night in this intriguing portrayal.   The artist Roger Hilton was, by his own admission, a man who mistrusted words. Yet he managed to produce a lot of … Continue reading

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The Long Road South ♥ ♥ ♥

THE KING’S HEAD THEATRE, ISLINGTON. The Civil Rights movement forms the backdrop for this tetchy family drama from Paul Minx.   The love and care devoted to teenager Ivy by a servant – and an unpaid one at that – … Continue reading

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