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14th Nov 2013
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MOJO – Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

Mojo plunges us into a seedy underworld of neer-do-wells in late 1950s Soho just as rock’n’roll is starting to explode onto the London music scene.  For the boys at the...

13th Nov 2013
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JEEVES AND WOOSTER: PERFECT NONSENSE – Duke of York’s Theatre, London.

It has taken over 100 years for PG Woodhouse’s literary creation Jeeves and Wooster to appear in a West End play. The comic duo had a brief run in Andrew...

10th Nov 2013
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PASSING BY – Tristan Bates Theatre, London.

When it comes to gay plays, it is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid those littered with stereotypes and clichés – and that is where the beauty lies in Passing By....

09th Nov 2013
The cast of The Fastest Clock in the Universe. Photo Credit Darren Bell

THE FASTEST CLOCK IN THE UNIVERSE – Old Red Lion Theatre, London.

Distinctive character names (Foxtrot Darling, Cougar Glass) might at first glance suggest a play about men of a certain class. It’s not – the names are instead just veneers of respectability for...

27th Oct 2013
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TWO – Southwark Playhouse, London.

Alcohol is a constant murky thread running through this show, linking a series of funny, tragic, adorable, or a mixture of all, vignettes. It’s a pity that the characters introduced...

27th Oct 2013
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RAVING – Hampstead Theatre, London.

According to author Simon Paisley, Raving is a play about control; “controlling one’s children, one’s environment, one’s life.”  It strikes me that it’s the lack of control that his characters...

24th Oct 2013
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COWARD – White Bear Theatre, London.

Imagine having a quip suitable for every occasion. Each time an uncomfortable response is called for, imagine having the mental agility to create the perfect line that would make ladies...

24th Oct 2013
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MESS – Contact, Manchester.

One in four people in the United Kingdom will suffer with mental illness at some point in their lives. That’s some 15 million of us, give or take. This number...

19th Oct 2013
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THE PAJAMA MEN – Arts Theatre, London.

If you are going to travel the world making people laugh night after night you may as well do it in comfort, and what is more comfortable than stripy pajamas...

12th Oct 2013
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CREDIBLE LIKEABLE SUPERSTAR ROLE MODEL – Soho Theatre, London.

I have always been a huge admirer of Bryony Kimmings’ indescribable pieces of Theatre. Mixing performance art with spoken word, poetry and song, she is an entity into herself.  Creating...

05th Oct 2013
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AS YOU LIKE IT – Rose Theatre Bankside, London.

The alluring and mystical space that the Rose itself provides is always a welcome environment for any new adaptation. Sparse woodland of metal construction, inventive use of props and the...

03rd Oct 2013
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SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN – Richmond Theatre, Surrey.

John Godber’s autobiographical narration of his childhood years very much presents itself as a love letter to Blackpool in this new production of September in the Rain currently on a UK...