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‘Strangely wonderful & wonderfully strange’: PEOPLE SHOW 137 – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★

In London theatre, Native, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Ticket recommendations, Touring by Shyama Perera

Strangely wonderful and wonderfully strange. That’s the only way to sum up People Show 137. Basically, two old blokes, aided and abetted by some other old blokes, a chanteuse puppet, and the legs of three can-can dancers, are in a French café where the single croissant has been dusted, ready for sale.

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‘Funny, haunting, moving & strangely uplifting’: YOU STUPID DARKNESS! – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Rev StanLeave a Comment

Given everything that is going on in the world politically and environmentally You Stupid Darkness! feels like it has captured the mood, the battle to stay cheerful and hopeful when everything feels like it is falling apart.

Andrew Finnigan, Lydia Larson, Andy Rush and Jenni Maitland in You Stupid Darkne…

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Watch COPS’s post-show Q&A: How does a new play feel like a finely minted period revival?

In Featured Shows, Features, London theatre, Native, Photos, Plays, Special Events, Ticket recommendations, Twitter, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

To me, COPS, set in 1950s Chicago, comes across as so authentically period that it feels like it must be a finely minted revival. But it’s not: it’s a new play. Even more surprising then that it’s written by an author I’d never heard of before.