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World Theatre

Blind Date & 27 Wagons Full Of Cotton

  Genre: Short Plays Venue: Riverside Studios Crisp Road London W6 9RL   Low Down   Does advertising a play as  “rarely performed” excite you or raise your suspicions about the play’s entertainment value? I have to say that for me the latter is sometimes true. I’m likely to respond  more positively if the play […]

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The Taming Of The Shrew

The Taming Of The Shrew    Genre: Classical and Shakespeare Venue: Southwark Playhouse, Shipwright Yard, (Corner of Tooley St. & Bermondsey St.), London, SE1 2TF   Low Down   As Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming Of The Shrews highlights, the history of gender politics goes further into the past than the history of suffragettes and equal rights. The […]

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World Theatre

My Hometown is in my Shoes/ The Other

    Genre: Dance and Movement Theatre Venue: Blue Elephant Theatre, 59a Bethwin Rd (Entrance in Thompson’s Ave), Camberwell, London, SE5 0XT     Low Down   My evening at the Blue Elephant Theatre gave me something to think about how I come to view performances that demand knowledge of non-Western cultural forms. An evening […]