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72% #OutOf100 – John Boyega Impresses As “Woyzeck” @ The Old Vic

Boyega handles himself incredibly well, given that Thorne has taken a play already ahead of its time and has replaced the space the playwright gave the audience to ‘fill in the blanks’ with a great deal more psychological pressure. Büchner’s original is considered an expressionist masterpiece, but Thorne’s interpretation is drastically revised and overlaid with excessive developments and too little transition.

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90% #OutOf100 – Babette’s Feast @ The Print Room, Notting Hill Gate

I love food, I love to eat and I loved Sheila Atim in Les Blancs so this production promised to be a feast of delights for me; and it was. I thoroughly enjoyed this adaptation by Glyn Maxwell and directed by Bill Buckhurst. I hadn’t seen this classic before, either on stage or in film but I will look for the award winning film now. Babette’s Feast written by Karen Blixen takes us on a journey with Babette as she arrives in a remote Norwegian fishing community where life is simple, austere and pious, as a refugee from Paris....

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#TBB10 With Sabrina Mahfouz Writer of ‘With A Little Bit Of Luck’ A Play Honouring Garage Music

With A Little Bit of Luck is a eulogy to UK Garage but also a love-letter to the lost hope of 2001, which with the recent mainstream popularity of Grime, feels timelier than ever. Sabrina Mahfouz wrote the show from her personal experiences of growing up within the movement so the piece is a social history of a movement which is being urgently reappraised.

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Bush Theatre Reopens With Six short plays, Black Lives, Black Words 23-25 March 2017

The Bush Theatre reopens this Saturday 18th March, following the biggest capital project in the theatre’s history. The £4.3million, year-long revitalisation of the venue by award-winning architects Haworth Tompkins has turned an old library built at the turn of the 20th Century into a fully accessible, modernised cultural building. Upon re-opening, the new building will be more sustainable and entirely accessible, with a new entrance, front-of-house area and exterior garden terrace to the main street.  A new studio space and attic rehearsal room will allow the Bush to work with a further 200 artists each year and allow over 50%...

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