Tejas Verdes by Collide Theatre

Saturday 1st April, Southwark

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Performance Reviewed was invited by Collide Theatre to attend their production of Tejas Verdes. In collaboration with Ugly Duck, the performance took place at renovated Victorian warehouse 47/9 Tanner Street. This was a site-specific promenade, with director Emily Louizou as the audience’s guide. Continue reading “Tejas Verdes by Collide Theatre”

Beyond Bollywood review

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Rajeev Goswami’s Beyond Bollywood at the London Palladium can only be described as an extravaganza. I haven’t seen any Bollywood films but this is exactly how I imagine they would be. The acting is over the top, melodramatic and peppered with slapstick comedy, but that’s all part of the fun. Continue reading “Beyond Bollywood review”

The Feast at Solhaug, Baron’s Court Theatre

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On Thursday night I had the pleasure of going to the Baron’s Court Theatre (below the Curtain’s Up Pub) to see Henrik Ibsen’s The Feast at Solhaug. The play, first performed in 1856 and written predominately in rhyming verse, was the first of Ibsen’s plays to be publicly successful. Yet this is the first time it has been performed in English.
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Theatre Retrospective: Handbagged at the Tricycle Theatre

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As an ardent Thatcherite, I of all people was somewhat skeptical on attending a play based on the relationship of Mrs. Thatcher and Her Majesty the Queen.  Admittedly, Moira Buffini’s Handbagged at the Tricycle Theater, from start to finish was truly agreeable.
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Circus of Horrors at Lyric Theatre

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Thrills and Spills from the Circus of Horrors once more in this special show, London After Midnight, celebrating their 18th anniversary. Prepare to be shocked, amazed, and maybe even drenched if you’re sitting in the front row, with performances from the fantastic Hannibal Hellmurto, sword swallower extraordinaire or the brilliantly creepy ‘sinister sisters’ performing mechanical looking blood spotted aerial art.
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Plaza Suite at Bromley Little Theatre

8 – 16 November, Bromley Little Theatre (Bromley North, 7.45pm

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A number of reflections can be made on the stories of Neil Simon. Notably, that he succeeds in presenting tragedy so comically, or in displaying levity so seriously. The Oscar and Tony acclaimed stage and screen writer of the Twentieth Century has revisited themes of domesticity throughout his career, simultaneously embracing realism and humour along the way.
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