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I’m back with Odd Shaped Balls…

In Features, Inspiring people, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Chris GradyLeave a Comment

But for me the play does that extra thing – it takes a very specific subject, and elevates it to have universal themes and journeys which will touch the minds and hearts of a very wide audience. Almost all of us have felt that we are outsiders at some point. Many of us have experience of balancing our private lives, attractions and passions with our public world of employment and expected roles. Too many people experience levels of bullying and challenge for the person they want to be, rather than the person they are expected to be. I am no rugby player or sportsman. I don’t have locker room experience. But the themes transcend that setting and touched me deeply.






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Review: Lardo (Old Red Lion Theatre)

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The bottom seems to have dropped out of wrestling: not so big on the telly any more, and it never generated a ‘Rocky’ style movie franchise.  The bottom has nearly dropped out of Daniel Buckley’s sagging leotard in Lardo too as he plays a naïve Glasgow chub whose dreams, as well as his nuts, get crushed in […]

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Review: The Liz and Dick Show (Old Red Lion)

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Something doesn’t feel right about The Liz and Dick Show.  Although you welcome any snapshot of the backstage bickering, drunken brawling and love-hate relationship of Hollywood’s most famous pairing, this one’s set during rehearsals for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf in 1966, when Burton (42) and Taylor (31) had only met three years earlier on the […]

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Review: The Liz and Dick Show (Old Red Lion)

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Something doesn’t feel right about The Liz and Dick Show.  Although you welcome any snapshot of the backstage bickering, drunken brawling and love-hate relationship of Hollywood’s most famous pairing, this one’s set during rehearsals for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf in 1966, when Burton (42) and Taylor (31) had only met three years earlier on the […]

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