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THE SECRET THEATRE – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Aleks SierzLeave a Comment

Set in the 1580s, the play shows how Walsingham’s defense of Elizabeth from Catholic plots and assassination attempts results in hunting down the Jesuit missionary Robert Southwell, the revelation of the Babington plot and the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, followed by the death of Sir Philip Sidney (Walsingham’s son-in-law) and the repulsion of the Spanish Armada.

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HOME TRUTHS – Bunker Theatre

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Cardboard Citizens are a remarkable success story, especially dealing as they do with those at the sharp end of society, the ones who have fallen through the cracks. For 25 years, Adrian Jackson, CC’s founding father has pioneered theatre that will not let us forget what it is like to be homeless, to have lost everything including your dignity and identity.

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Review: Shrapnel (Arcola Theatre)

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‘My name is Savas Encü. This is my uncle Hüsnü. We are diesel smugglers, we have no weapons’ – fourteen year-old Savas recites the mantra which has served as laissez-passer across the rugged mountain border between Iraq and Turkey a hundred times before … … but one cold winter night in December 2011, thanks to […]

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