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‘The fun is in the modern message’: THE WIND IN THE WILTON’S – Wilton’s Music Hall ★★★★

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For The Wind in the Wilton’s at Wilton’s Music Hall Piers Torday has adapted the up-Thames rural setting of Kenneth Grahame’s book to be an urban take, London’s own stretch of river. And the weasels? You’ve guessed it: the Wild Wood is the City, the weasels and stoats the financiers and developers.

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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock for the extended premiere of ★★★★★ Bacon at the Finborough

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As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion for the premiere production of Sophie Swithinbank’s award-winning new play Bacon at London’s Finborough Theatre this Wednesday 23 March 2022. Time to get booking!

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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.