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‘When family history & personal convictions become inextricably linked’: GUINEA PIGS – The Space (Online show) ★★★★★

In London theatre, Online shows, Opinion, Other Recent Articles, Plays, Reviews by Michael DavisLeave a Comment

If you could meet your 15-year-old-self, what would you say? Would your point of view be any different from theirs? Or perhaps the only deviation would be time has honed your views with greater clarity and nuance? Written by Elin Doyle and directed by Laura Kirman, Guinea Pigs is about a teenager whose father is connected to the British nuclear testing programme – its aftermath having major physical and emotional repercussions.

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‘Has the makings of a very important piece of theatre’: GUINEA PIGS – The Space

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There’s a lot to appreciate in Guinea Pigs at The Space. The central inspiration is a topic that’s been deliberately covered up and will therefore be news to many audience members, and Elin Doyle’s script both asks challenging questions about the rights and wrongs of nuclear armament, and draws neat parallels between the UK’s political situation in the 1980s and in 2022 (in summary, not much has changed).

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‘The cast constantly succeeds in keeping the momentum going’: CLUEDO – Touring ★★★

In Opinion, Other Recent Articles, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Scotland, Touring by Thom DibdinLeave a Comment

The touring Cluedo at the King’s is billed as a ‘brand new play’ and ‘an exciting comedy thriller’. It is certainly possible to quibble with those descriptions as there is little excitement, few thrills and nothing new. However, it does have considerable comic value.

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Podcast: Talking understudies, acting classes & comedy with Waiting… company

In Audio, Features, Interviews, London theatre, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Sticky, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Dave Hanson’s hit New York comedy Waiting for Waiting for Godot receives its European premiere at London’s St James Theatre and, just before he flew back to New York, I got to quiz Dave about his inspiration for this debut play (bitter personal experience on a Los Angeles production of the Beckett classic: “Terrible. Boring. Underpaid.”).

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NEWS: Fast Show star Simon Day joins Mischief alumni in Waiting for Waiting for Godot

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The Fast Show’s Simon Day will star alongside The Play That Goes Wrong alumni Laura Kirman and James Marlowe in the European premiere of Dave Hanson’s hit Off-Broadway comedy Waiting for Waiting for Godot, running at London’s St James Theatre Studio from 30 August to 24 September 2016. My Theatre Mates co-founder Terri Paddock hosts a post-show Q&A with the cast on Monday 5 September 2016.