Mates blogger: Shyama Perera


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Shyama Perera
Shyama Perera is a novelist and broadcaster. She has been a judge on both the Olivier Awards panel and their Affiliate Awards panel. She ran the Monkey Matters Theatre Reviews website for six years and reviewed for local papers and BBC London before realising it’s much more fun being part of a lively team. She is delighted to be one of My Theatre Mates.
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The latest from Shyama on MyTheatreMates

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‘Strangely wonderful & wonderfully strange’: PEOPLE SHOW 137 – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★

In London theatre, Native, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Ticket recommendations, Touring by Shyama Perera

Strangely wonderful and wonderfully strange. That’s the only way to sum up People Show 137. Basically, two old blokes, aided and abetted by some other old blokes, a chanteuse puppet, and the legs of three can-can dancers, are in a French café where the single croissant has been dusted, ready for sale.

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‘Looks at the big picture through the small detail’: THE GIRL WHO FELL – Trafalgar Studios ★★★★

In London theatre, Native, Opinion, Plays, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by Shyama Perera

Trafalgar Studios, London – until 23 November 2019 We can only judge the dead through the narratives of others. When those narratives contain a level of both culpability and finger-pointing, who are we to believe? And should it matter when the dead girl at the heart of their concerns is a 15-year-old who committed suicide by jumping from a road …

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‘Had me pinned to my seat with anxiety’: AT LAST – Lion & Unicorn Theatre ★★★★

In London theatre, Native, Opinion, Plays, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by Shyama Perera

How deep are the internal divisions in British society post-Brexit, and is it possible that the anger erupting on the streets around Westminster every day could escalate to the point of civil war? That is the question underpinning James Lewis and Alexander Knott’s dystopian new play, At Last, which literally had me pinned to my seat with anxiety at times.