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New voices: Lifgosh: To Meet at New Diorama Theatre (***)

In Tik-Sho-Ret and Sheer Drop’s co-curated event, rehearsed readings of sections from pieces by Israeli and British writers are presented alongside each other. While the work is, understandably, very simply performed, the voices and stories presented are intriguing. At the New Diorama Theatre. I’m normally not the world’s biggest fan of reviewing rehearsed readings – … Continue reading

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Young girls’ trials: Desolate Heaven at Theatre503 (****)

Ailís Ní Ríain’s coming-of-age story combines fairy-tale fantasy and gritty realism in Theatre503’s first play of their new season of “groundbreaking plays”. This is a perfect embodiment of Theatre503’s commitment to bold new writing: difficult and striking, it’s not an easy morsel to digest, but the innovation and quality of the work are undeniable. In … Continue reading

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Many a Sexy Secret: Shhhh… at Theatre503 (****)

Five pieces of new writing respond to anonymous secrets dropped into the theatre’s suggestion box. The results are mixed, as is often the case with evenings of short new writing, but Shhhh… offers a chance to see some feisty new talent. At Theatre503. Theatre503 continues to assert its reputation at offering “fearless new writing” with its latest project … Continue reading

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A Lady of Substance (****)

Sheer Drop bring two new plays by young, exciting writers to the Tristan Bates Theatre, and they are both hugely impressive: A Lady of Substance, by Jon Cooper, presents a believably natural relationship between two women with subtle intricacy, showing two very different paths for handling bereavement and the passions of an artist. At the Tristan … Continue reading

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The Death of Norman Tortilla (****)

Sheer Drop bring two new plays by young, exciting writers to the Tristan Bates Theatre, and they are both hugely impressive: The Death of Norman Tortilla, by Charlotte Coates, is a searing inditement of our celebrity-obsessed culture and a frightening insight into ageing – clever and powerful. At the Tristan Bates Theatre. Norman Tortilla’s life has … Continue reading

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And the little one said… (****)

READ THE ORIGINAL REVIEW ON FRINGEREVIEW! LOW DOWN New writing that covers controversial ground is always exciting to watch,, and this new play by up-and-coming writer Laura Stevens is no exception – And the Little One Said… is an excellently incisive look into the rather difficult theme of child abduction, although the coy efforts made … Continue reading