Kill Climate Deniers

How many climate sceptics does it take to change a lightbulb? None. It’s more cost-effective to live in the dark. For a group of activists in David Finnigan’s play, however, the solution is a little more drastic. When Environment Minister Gwen Malkin fails to explain the process of geoengineering the government are proposing to employ […]

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All My Sons

Belief looms large in Arthur Miller’s work; whether it’s finding a cause (The American Clock) or a question of religion (The Crucible), it’s surprising how much it crops up. In All My Sons it’s Kate Keller’s unflinching faith that her eldest son Larry, who has been missing (presumed dead) for three years, is in fact still alive […]

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Beats on Pointe

Ballet and street dance – not the most obvious of bedfellows, I’m sure you’ll agree. But after watching Beats on Pointe you may want to reassess that opinion, as the two genres stand beside each other and are effortlessly blended together in a breathless display of dance. Australian dance company Masters of Choreography returns to the Peacock […]

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Salomé

“Dance for me, Salome, I beseech you.” The final production in this year’s Lazarus Theatre Company residency at Greenwich Theatre (following on from The Tempest and Lord of the Flies) is a new version of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé. Based on the biblical story of Herod, his new wife (and former sister-in-law) Herodias, Jokanaan (John the Baptist), […]

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Summer Street

Where can a small group of people be victims of a deadly plague, a tsunami, a poisonous spider bite, or an earthquake? That’s right, an Aussie soap! In this case, the fictional musical soap opera Summer Street. The show was a big hit in the 90s, finally bowing out when all bar one of its characters […]

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Matilda the Musical

Later this year, Matilda the Musical will celebrate its 8th anniversary in the West End; the show officially opened at the Cambridge Theatre in November 2011, after transferring from the RSC’s Courtyard Theatre after its world première in 2010, and later picked up seven Olivier Awards – this is still the largest haul by a musical (tying […]

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One Hundred Trillion

Guest reviewer: Ellen Casey One Hundred Trillion is a series of four short plays, developed by The Dot Collective and inspired by workshops for those living with dementia. Explained in the bar beforehand – by our guide, a man with a cane and only a slightly crazed look in his eye – is the ethos […]

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Neck or Nothing

The latest play from the minds of Fledgling Theatre Company’s Callum Cameron and Christopher Neels is Neck or Nothing – an 85-minute affair that takes the cult documentary Project Grizzly as its main inspiration, seeking to explore mental health issues in men. It first ran at the Pleasance and then at Greenwich Theatre’s studio space, supported by […]

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INK Festival: Feast from the East

Guest reviewer: Ellen Casey Feast from the East is a series of eight short plays from INK Festival, showcasing the playwriting talent from East Anglia; they’re on the road and in London. There are a couple of heavy hitters in there too; Richard Curtis (Love Actually, most good Hugh Grant films) has penned a play […]

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