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October 9, 2017 Susan Elkin

Twist (Susan Elkin reviews)

Chino Odimba’s neat twist on Oliver Twist makes the point that the exploitation of boys like Oliver by criminals in Dickens’s novel...

October 5, 2017 Susan Elkin

The Norman Conquests (Susan Elkin reviews)

Table Manners, Living Together, Round and Round the Garden Jonathan Broadbent leaps around the stage demonstrating that chess isn’t a sensible game...

October 5, 2017 Susan Elkin

King Lear (Susan Elkin reviews)

Rarely have I felt so elatedly moved and shell shocked at the end of a performance as I did when Jonathan Mumby’s...

September 17, 2017 Susan Elkin

The Blinding Light (Susan Elkin reviews)

It’s a real pleasure to see a tight, intelligent, grown-up straight play. And when you do, you realise how unusual it has...

September 17, 2017 Susan Elkin

Dangerous Daughters (Susan Elkin reviews)

Premiered in 2010 by the MTA’s inaugural intake, Dangerous Daughters (writer Nick Stimson, composed Annemarie Lewis Thomas) is a show which has...

September 17, 2017 Susan Elkin

The State of Things (Susan Elkin reviews)

Seven comprehensive school students are preparing their GCSE music performance. They’re a mixed bunch but all committed to music and all wanting...

September 17, 2017 Susan Elkin

The Sword and the Dope (Susan Elkin reviews)

The joke about expecting to get terrible reviews because “it’s in this show’s manifesto isn’t it?” sounds very confident. Sadly, that confidence...

August 28, 2017 Susan Elkin

The Mikado (Susan Elkin reviews)

Illyria, touring Whoever would have thought that you could bring The Mikado off with a cast of six? Well, Illyria certainly show...

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