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Scarce half made up: Richard III at the Arcola Theatre

Saturday 13th May 2017, matinée We didn’t have to think much about booking to see Greg Hicks playing Richard III at the Arcola.  He is a master of all that is dark and brooding, as his stunning solo performance in … Continue reading

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Found in Translation: Chinglish at the Park Theatre

Saturday 25th March 2017, matinée It’s hard to believe it was nearly four years ago that the Park Theatre first introduced us to the talents of David Henry Hwang, when they premiered his challenging and outrageously funny play Yellowface.  Since then … Continue reading

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This orchard bears fruit: The Cherry Orchard at the Arcola Theatre

Saturday 18th February 2017, matinée We are always keen to see another Chekhov to add to our collection, and the Arcola is the perfect venue, small and with an excellent track record.  Add in a version by Trevor Griffiths, and … Continue reading

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Butterfly jars: Madame Butterfly at the Kings Head Theatre

Saturday 11th February 2017 We’ve become regular punters at the King’s Head, home of the intimate opera, with recent highlights being a game-show version of Cosi Fan Tutte, and a cleverly updated La Boheme.  We were keen to see their latest … Continue reading

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Live A Little! Death Takes a Holiday at the Charing Cross Theatre

Saturday 21st January, 2017, matinée Going to see ‘Death Takes A Holiday’ at the Charing Cross Theatre was an easy decision – we couldn’t miss the chance to add another Maury Yeston musical to our collection.  Yeston is known for … Continue reading

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The Yellowface is Bad Enough, now we have the whitewash

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRINT ROOM Dear Print Room We have admired you for a long time for bringing high quality and interesting work to the London fringe.  Perhaps that is why we held off for too long in … Continue reading

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Game of Bones: Raising Martha at the Park Theatre

Saturday 14th January 2017 Raising Martha had instant appeal for us.  It is on at the Park Theatre, a venue which has consistently put on interesting and engaging work.  It is a dark comedy, always a plus for us.  And it … Continue reading

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