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ABIGAIL – The Bunker

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Ian FosterLeave a Comment

Fractured timelines can be an interesting way to tell a story – fragmented shards of drama shuffled in a non-linear narrative, forcing audiences to piece together a throughline to the truth, such as it may exist. But in these cases, we are very much at the mercy of playwrights actually providing enough information to reconstruct enough of a plot. And sad to say, I’m not too sure that Fiona Doyle’s Abigail actually does that.

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ABIGAIL – The Bunker

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Laura KresslyLeave a Comment

Amongst the vocal campaigns fighting domestic violence against women and male rights’ activists misogynist responses, the fact that at least 4% of men are victims themselves is often overlooked. That 4% is reported abuse and no doubt there are many more cases that are never logged with authorities.

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9 shows to look out for in January: The Kite Runner, The Girls, The Glass Menagerie & more

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Opinion, Plays, Press Releases, Reviews, Sticky by Emma ClarendonLeave a Comment

Will it be a Happy New Year for your theatregoing? It’s crucial to get things off to a good start! Here is Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best shows opening in January 2017 that you might want to see… Click on links to BUY tickets in the Mates Ticket Shop.

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New post-show Q&A: Terri interviews Philip Ridley at Tonight with Donny Stixx, 17 Nov

In Features, London theatre, Native, News, Plays by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

As part of her post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to award-winning playwright Philip Ridley about his explosive new one-man play TONIGHT WITH DONNY STIXX on Thursday 17 November 2016 – plus director David Mercatali and star Sean Michael Verey. Got any questions? Book tickets to join her via the links below.

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Tonight With Donny Stixx’s Sean Michael Verey

In Interviews, London theatre, Plays, Touring by Helen McWilliamsLeave a Comment

When I read the script for the first time, my mind was blown! I couldn’t think of a more relevant piece of writing to highlight how a large part of our society has become driven by fame. From purely an actor’s point of view, I had that feeling most actor’s get if they’re lucky enough to be handed such a gem of a piece.