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Bringing together strange standup

Five new comedians, hand picked for their offbeat and unique comedy style, are given ten minutes each to impress you in Unusual Subtext – and it is your last chance to see it tonight (Friday 5 August at 9.30pm) at the … Continue reading

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“I’ve vajazzled my vagina for this performance” tonight!

GENEVA RUST-ORTA is the miracle child of two beautiful lesbians, conceived through artificial insemination – and she’s not afraid to talk about her FOUR Jewish mothers… especially now she’s moved a long way away! Her one-woman show MESSED UP, 3-5 August … Continue reading

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Review: Get Over It Productions bring The Tempest to @EtceteraTheatre You don’t get this at the RSC!

By Carmel Shortall Get Over It Productions’ all-female, gothic-inspired, Tempest at The Etcetera is a glorious, comic, irreverent but ultimately faithful version of Shakespeare’s last play. If not already familiar to you, the plot of The Tempest is a straightforward … Continue reading

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Review of I Dreamt of a Flower by In Between Butoh: A Butoh performance inspired by Georges Bataille.

By Carmel Shortall In Between Butoh’s dance performance, I Dreamt of a Flower provides a Fringe experience like no other at the Kentish Town Community Centre.  The piece is inspired by George Bataille’s Blue of Noon, a savage and sordid … Continue reading

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Review of Protocols at the Club Theatre at RADA Studios

By Carmel Shortall The title of this 90 minute play by Ricardo Dujany refers to the protocols governing orthodox cancer treatment or management. Aside from surgery there are drugs, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and any combination thereof with which the cancer – … Continue reading

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Review of the PAIN & STRIFE of the BOURGEOIS Life by @Aphilippahambly @MoorsBar

By Carmel Shortall The lights come up, birds twitter agreeably and a bright, plummy BBC-style voice over, straight from your childhood, announces, “Isn’t the garden a lovely place to be … let’s meet some of the garden people! There’s one … Continue reading

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Review of Stuff by Mick Cooper at The Etcetera Theatre

By Carmel Shortall Not many productions play out to the chorus of Every sperm is Sacred by Monty Python but sperm is the eponymous “stuff” of Mick Cooper’s popular play. Toby and Jess are trying for a baby and have … Continue reading

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