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‘Imaginatively directed glimpse of life in the theatre of war’: THE TRENCH – Southwark Playhouse ★★★

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

The Trench, conceived, written, co-directed and performed by Oliver Lansley and his lively company, Les Enfants Terribles, was inspired by the story of Sapper William Hackett, the only tunneller to be awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery in saving the lives of fellow-men but sacrificed his own.

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‘It is damn hard to be this damn funny’: THE PRUDES – Royal Court Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Victoria SadlerLeave a Comment

I would recommend anyone to see The Prudes, I really would. It is damn hard to be this damn funny. Believe me when I say you will enjoy this play. You may even love it, and I would totally get that. But its missteps are entirely indicative of a male lens, which does make this problematic in parts. And that’s a shame.