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Friday 24th October 2014

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Memphis at the Shaftesbury | Theatre review

Memphis at the Shaftesbury
THEATRE REVIEW

David Bryan and Joe DiPietro’s Memphis opens in the West End this week after sweeping Broadway with its 1950s charm and indelible soul. Its reputation preceding it, Memphis is the story of an ambitious small-town guy, Huey Calahoun [read more]

The Scottsboro Boys at the Garrick | Theatre review

The Scottsboro Boys at the Garrick
THEATRE REVIEW

In Scottsboro, Alabama, in 1931, nine black boys were tried for the alleged rape of two white girls. They were sentenced to death by electric chair. Even when one of the supposed victims came forward and confessed that her accusation was [read more]

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at the Charing Cross  | Theatre review

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at the Charing Cross
THEATRE REVIEW

The show opens with a woman sitting smoking with arched back, a silhouette against smoke-blurred backlighting. It’s a tableau that aches with noir-ish, Parisian sensuality, one that befits a night of homage to the Belgian [read more]

Our Town at the Almeida | Theatre review

Our Town at the Almeida
THEATRE REVIEW

Our Town is the creation of Pulitzer Prize playwright and author Thornton Niven Wilder, which took audiences by surprise in the late 1930s. Wilder removed the “fourth wall” in theatre by introducing a stage manager as narrator, [read more]

The Hundred We Are at The Yard | Theatre review

The Hundred We Are at The Yard
THEATRE REVIEW

Is there anybody on earth who can accurately define themselves? Maybe the self is not fixed, but constantly shifts between who we once were, who we want to be and who we might someday become. This is how our protagonist is presented to us: [read more]

Unidentified Item in the Bagging Area at Old Red Lion | Theatre review

Unidentified Item in the Bagging Area at Old Red Lion
THEATRE REVIEW

Young playwright Sarah Simmonds tackles the stagnation and suburban boredom of a middle-aged, married woman in this new play, held in the intimate Old Red Lion Theatre in Angel. Jenny Ogilvie plays Victoria, who discovers much to her [read more]

Barnum at the New Wimbledon | Theatre review

Barnum at the New Wimbledon
THEATRE REVIEW

Phineas T Barnum was the original salesman back in the 1800s. He encapsulated all the trickery and diversion used in marketing today and endearingly referred to these days as “humbug”. He was also the creator of fantastical [read more]

Guilt and Shame: Going Straight at the Soho | Theatre review

Guilt and Shame: Going Straight at the Soho
THEATRE REVIEW

Upstairs at Soho Theatre is a great space that showcases the work of emerging writers and allows them a platform to explore ideas. It’s great that there are well-respected spaces like this in the London theatre world, where we are [read more]

Best of BE Festival at the Barbican | Theatre review

Best of BE Festival at the Barbican
THEATRE REVIEW

The Barbican last week showcased a small variety of radical, provocative and groundbreaking performances at the Birmingham European Festival, bringing a taste of European art onto the UK stage. From Waltz to the Mambo by Hungarian group [read more]

MilkMilkLemonade at the Ovalhouse | Theatre review

MilkMilkLemonade at the Ovalhouse
THEATRE REVIEW

Set deep within the strange confines of agricultural America, MilkMilkLemonade is a discomforting and grotesquely captivating presentation of childhood. Emory is a fifth grader who lives on a chicken farm and wants to be a girl. His [read more]

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David Bryan and Joe DiPietro’s Memphis opens in the West End this week after sweeping Broadway with its 1950s charm [read more]

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