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A Lady of Substance

A Lady of Substance    Genre: Drama Venue:  Tristan Bates Theatre  1a Tower St, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NP   Low Down     Jon Cooper’s play straight from Manchester’s 24:7 Theatre Festival sets up a collision of cultures: classical European sensibilities of art and poetry versus contemporary hip hop African and Caribbean language and […]

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The Death of Norman Tortilla

The Death of Norman Tortilla    Genre: Drama Venue:  Tristan Bates Theatre  !a Tower St, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NP   Low Down   One sparsely furnished uninviting room, plastered with images from popular gossip magazines; one old man (Norman Tortilla) sitting in his armchair, fixedly gazing to his left at presumably the pictures on […]

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World Theatre

Ruben Guthrie

Ruben Guthrie    Genre: Drama Venue:  New Wimbledon Studio  The Broadway, London SW19 1QG   Low Down     IronBark Theatre, a company specialising in presenting Australian theatre in the UK, produced an excellent production of Ruben Guthrie, an award-winning play by an acclaimed young Australian playwright, Brendon Cowell at the New Wimbledon Studio. The play premiered […]

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Autumn Fires

Autumn Fires    Genre: Drama Venue: Finborough Theatre 118 Finborough Road London SW10 9ED   Low Down     The revolutionary nature of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre is well documented through plays by Sean O’Casey and his tackling of Irish Nationalism.  Perhaps less remembered is the nuanced ways in which social realism enabled Irish playwrights to […]

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Theatre Business

The Fantasist

The Fantasist    Genre: Physical Theatre Venue: Blue Elephant Theatre Bethwin Road SE5 0XT   Low Down   The term fantasist is used by the physical theatre ensemble Theatre Temoin/ Compagnie Traversiere in their latest collaborative production at the Blue Elephant Theatre to embrace several states of mind:  a person with a mental illness, a visual artist gripped […]