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CORRESPONDENCE – Old Red Lion Theatre

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A touching portrayal of a young boy’s slide into psychosis, set against the disintegration of Syria. Ben is a teenager, spending an inordinate amount of time playing Xbox. While online, he meets Jibreel, a young Syrian boy, who opens Ben’s eyes to the wider world and inspires him to believe he could make a difference. Set in 2011, this play is a poignant reminder that boys like Jibreel were, not so long ago, just like teenagers in the UK. It’s understandable that the writer Lucinda Burnett chose this time to resurrect the script.






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Review: Out of the Cage (Park Theatre)

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The story is fascinating, perhaps more for me than most because I live on the site of the TNT factory in Silvertown where Out of the Cage follows the women ‘munitionettes’ who worked packing bomb shells during the first world war, campaigning for better pay and conditions right up to the terrible moment on 19 […]

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Review: Out of the Cage (Park Theatre)

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The story is fascinating, perhaps more for me than most because I live on the site of the TNT factory in Silvertown where Out of the Cage follows the women ‘munitionettes’ who worked packing bomb shells during the first world war, campaigning for better pay and conditions right up to the terrible moment on 19 […]

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