Oxbow Lakes @ Parr St, Hoxton From 4 To 28 September

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Do you ever find yourself reading previews of theatre performances and still being none the wiser about what to expect? That’s why I wonder what I might be letting myself in for on Thursday evening when I head along to the second night of ‘Oxbow Lakes’ by Dirty Market, taking place in an abandoned Hoxton […]

Never Have I Seen Mount Fuji & Others @ Jack Studio Theatre – A Review

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Following on from his new translation of Machiavelli’s Mandrake, playwright Howard Colyer has returned to SE4′s Brockley Jack Studio Theatre with three new plays – Never Have I Seen Mount Fuji, Conference Call and Nothing Else Ever. Presented by Ballast Theatre, the first play in the trio stars John Paton as Harold, a senior civil […]

Chimerica @ The Harold Pinter Theatre – A Review

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Lucy Kirkwood’s feted new play Chimerica is currently running at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre, and I went along last weekend to see what all the fuss is about… Sensitively directed by Lyndsey Turner, the play centres around Joe (Stephen Campbell Moore), the American photographer who captured the image that shocked the world in 1989 – […]

Never Have I Seen Mount Fuji @ The Jack Studio Theatre From 27 August

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After penning a succesful adaptation of Machiaevelli’s play The Mandrake, which took the stage of South London’s Jack Studio Theatre by storm back in June, playwright Howard Colyer is returning to the venue with a playbill of three short plays – Never Have I Seen Mount Fuji, Conference Call and Nothing Else Ever. Opening tonight and […]

The Bolshoi Ballet’s Flames of Paris – A Review

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The Bolshoi Ballet’s London season has ended on a high note with Flames of Paris, Alexei Ratmansky’s reworking of Stalin’s favourite ballet. Knowing the original was a Soviet-era ballet about the French Revolution I thought I was in for a gloomy time as aristocrats fell before the righteous hordes of workers. Nothing of the kind. […]

The Bolshoi Ballet’s ‘Jewels’ – A Review

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The Bolshoi Ballet are in London for a three-week season at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, hoping to blot out the memory of the recent acid attack on their director with their superlative dancing. They brought the great war-horses with them (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty) but I opted instead for Jewels, being keen to […]

Little Me @ The Olde Rose & Crown, Walthamstow – A Review

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For their late summer production, Walthamstow’s professional theatre company All Star Productions have dusted off yet another classic musical – running at the Olde Rose & Crown pub theatre until 31 August is Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh’s 1962 tale of rags to riches, ‘Little Me‘. The story deals with Belle, a girl from the […]

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