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Theatre Review: Bullet Tongue

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Vulnerable young people are given a voice to tell their own gutwrenching story of the terrifying exploitation of children to sell drugs.

Versailles and Merlin star Alex Vlahos takes on the double role of Mr Darling and Captain Hook in an updated version of JM Barrie’s original play

David Winskill thoroughly enjoys “a special play which deserves full houses” courtesy of Jesse Briton.

A playful comedy which gives ageing a good kick up the arse is on all this week at the Pleasance Theatre.

Award-winning actors cannot salvage a mis-firing script about sacrifice and marital infidelity

Creepy child witches and a sinister janitor give Polly Findlay’s modern-dress Macbeth an unsettling edge

Untold Stories New Writing Festival brings a fresh line-up of work from emerging playwrights to the Pleasance Theatre next weekend.

Islington actor Charlotte Josephine is about to play two traditionally male roles in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s productions at the Barbican.

Robert Icke’s rewrite of Ibsen’s masterpiece proved too much for some in a cumbersome first half but delivered a riveting finish

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams makes a superb stage debut as a fiery teenager discovering her place in the world through poetry and music

After a sold-out debut at Edinburgh Fringe drew a number of glowing reviews, Brexit: The Play crosses the border and heads south for an 18-day run at The Kings Head Theatre from October 30.

Powerful story of Female Genital Mutilation puts audiences on a 90 minute rollercoaster of emotion

A thoughtful, intelligent dramatisation of Virginia Woolf’s novel is marred by jarring theatrical gimmicks

A new initiative from the Rosebery Avenue theatre has put four young choreographers at the centre of the action.

It might be obvious to point out, but one of the trademark motifs of the ‘Theatre of the Absurd’ is exaggeration.

Competition, teamwork and female adolescence: Clare Barron talks to Marianka Swain about her play Dance Nation, soon to arrive at the Almeida Theatre

The curtain could finally be raised on a forgotten 400-seat underground theatre beneath Islington Green – a decade after it was built.

Laura Wade’s entertaining relationship drama examines the appeal of a retreat from complexity to the more defined certainties of the 50s.

A comical modern dress production has an environmental theme that perfectly marries the play’s ideas of natural utopias with the idyllic Regent’s Park setting

Bizet’s classic is reimagined on the dawn of the Cuban revolution - and it’s coming to Sadler’s Wells in August.

Bridget Galton gives a four star review.

Ahead of their performance at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in July, Robyn Darbyshire speaks to Company of Elders’ oldest dancer.

A topical revival of unsung expressionist play inspired by the real life case of Ruth Snyder who killed her abusive husband

A tender and intimate revival of Brian Friel’s epic tale of love and language in rural 1830s Ireland

Islington Assembly Hall will tonight play host to a performance of play about what it means to be a Muslim woman in the 21st century.

Hollyoaks star Paul Danan and glamour model Lucy Pinder give good performances in this raucous satire of lad culture

Five star review for a classy revival of Mike Bartlett’s play about warring couples who don’t communicate

Dystopian slow-burn thriller fires a warning shot about Donald Trump’s vision of America

Northern Ballet brings dramatic dance interpretation of Brontë’s Jane Eyre to Sadler’s Wells

Compelling one woman show set in the world of competitive swimming tackles body image self-loathing and self-empowerment

Blair-era school saga soars with tight ensemble work

Upper Street’s famous King’s Head Theatre pub could move into a “trendy neighbourhood bar” for more than 18 months until its new site is ready, a new report reveals.

Five star review for English National Ballet’s showcase of American dance

“Perhaps only in Britain could one succeed in writing a thriller about the weather,” observed David Haig who both wrote and stars in this little-known true story about D-Day.

New play Boots follows two women’s effect on each other’s lives. Zoe Paskett talks to playwrights Jessica Butcher from Clapton and Sacha Voit from Camden and actor Illona Linthwaite

Sharon D Clarke’s formidable Caroline inhabits a basement laundry that she compares to hell or being underwater. Trudging between washer and dryer, she wonders how she wound up so tired and downtrodden at 39

The story sees Turner Prize-winning YBA artist Simon Dykes wake up after a wild night of drugs, booze and sex to find himself and his girlfriend have become apes, running at the Arcola until April 21

Part parable, part social satire, Self’s deadpan novel, written in his famously convoluted style, explores the whimsical premise that apes are the dominant species with humans our endangered cousins.

Through the show “we examine how the four walls of the hospitals where people were locked away from society are now being replaced with the four walls of people’s bedrooms, as they have a lack of opportunities for engagement or support.”

Bridget Galton finds a chilling version of The Scottish play lacks poetry and the supernatural

Paapa Essiedu won the 2016 Ian Charleson Award for his performance in Hamlet. Set in modern day state influenced by Ghana, the acclaimed RSC production is revived at the Hackney Empire. How does it feel to be back playing Shakespeare’s Dane?

Despite some good committed acting I found it hard to engage with a piece that at times wanted to be a comedy, then a tragedy then changed its mind and veered off to be a pantomime

The play is overstuffed with Margaret’s funny and perceptive quotes but knitting them into a dialogue that can be sustained for ninety minutes has proved hard

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