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Best of the Blogs: The Rubenstein Kiss, Joseph, The Shape of Pain, Chickenshed & open-air delights

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Plays, Reviews, Scotland, Sticky, Ticket recommendations, Touring by Lisa MartlandLeave a Comment

In a new series, My Theatre Mates editor picks out five of her Top Picks from the week that was in theatre (18-24 March 2019), ranging from Libby Purves’ return (after a few months’ break) to Susan Elkin pondering what the weather will bring as she begins a string of visits to open-air theatre.

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‘Intelligent & thought-provoking’: ANGRY ALAN – Soho Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Liz DyerLeave a Comment

Angry Alan might appear at first glance to be a comedy (albeit a pretty dark one), and there are plenty of laughs to be had at the expense of both Roger and his new friends in the men’s right movement. But ironically, what this intelligent and thought-provoking play teaches us above all is that such toxic and damaging views are anything but funny.