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‘Punchdrunk are back & it’s epic’: THE BURNT CITY – One Cartridge Place, London ★★★★

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With The Burnt City, Punchdrunk’s biggest show to date, they take on Greek myth, although the aesthetic is anachronistic: boho chic meets old school Hollywood glamour meets monochrome starkness: there’s not a floaty tunic in sight, although there is a fair bit of blood and gore.

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‘Tender yet in-yer-face, raw yet accomplished, it’s unmissable’: BACON – Finborough Theatre ★★★★★

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Not since the original 1990 production of Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing at the Bush (which featured a pre-stardom Jonny Lee Miller) have I seen a new play and young actors that come off with the sheer swagger and brilliance of Sophie Swithinbank’s two-hander.