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Looking back: Victoria’s top 10 London shows of 2017 > #theatre2017 #YearInReview

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Plays, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by Victoria SadlerLeave a Comment

I’m not usually crazy about rankings and hierarchy in the creative arts so, please, see this as more of a summary of all the shows that really shook me. Except for the Number One. I’m all about cheerleading that star at the top of my own personal Christmas tree. But I loved each of these shows and, if you caught them, I hope you did too.

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BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES – National Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

The thing that was, to me, most striking about Barber Shop Chronicles, was the familiarity of it all. From that specifically African sound made in the back of one’s throat (usually to express disapproval), right the way to Prince Nico Mbarga’s Sweet Mother softly playing in the background, via the playful rivalry between the Black Carribbean community and the Black African community.