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Familar tale of a boy hoping to make his fortune in London is given a resonant old school makeover in Windrush era postwar London - with lashings of fun

The Stoke Newington comic nominated for best newcomer talks about honesty, cruelty and judging your friends in her stand-up show at JW3 and Soho Theatre

Crouch End artist exhibits powerful charcoal and pastel drawings at Espacio Gallery in Shoreditch

Nearly £750,000 has been awarded to the two venues by Arts Council England to fund new seating and upgrade performance and foyer spaces

Zawe Ashton is better known as an actress - she's currently on Broadway in Pinter's Betrayal. For All the Women Who Thought They Were Mad, her eerie second play, was written over a decade ago but is only now finally brought to life in a production by Jo McInnes.

A seven course tasting menu and a poignant drama of loss and migration offer food for thought

Jessica Lazar's one-act piece plunges viewers in to a terrifying and beautiful world of night-time horrors and fairytale fiction.

Based on the fatal shooting af a black teen by a white policeman, Dael Orlandersmith performs her own devastating poetic monologues which spotlight the racism that divides and distorts America

Al Smith's one-man play about an all-American boy who dreams of taking part in the moon landing was first seen in 2006.

Dexter Fletcherr, Asif Kapadia and Ken Loach were on the Croisette to show off their latest films

Former Hackney GP displays keepsakes from the life of one woman and his photographic project of the same Hackney street crossing over 365 days in his interrogation of longitudinal memory and fleeting history

Gloriously silly reworking of Moliere's Tartuffe stutters with an inconsistent tone but comes good at the end to lampoon Britain's crumbling social structures

'Don't be old, don't be young, don't be sick, don't be black,' is the brutal warning in Gabriel Gbadamosi's new play that seems to promise an exploration of police stop and search tactics but is actually a study of fractured lives in a world under permanent surveillance.

Slay the pins at this cool Shoreditch bar which is steeped in the history of East London's felons

An inventive production of John Masefield's 30s fantasy children's novel needs more brutal editing to truly shine

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.

Imaginative and visually exciting story of Charles Darwin's eventful Beagle voyage its told in a purpose-built venue at this iconic museum

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

A meal out is never simply about food these days, with the trend for all things immersive spreading to the humble three course meal.

A Georgian lady's slipper, a Lifeguard's boot and a sheep's shoe are among the historic footwear from the London College of Fashion on display at historic Hackney house

Recorder virtuoso Lydia Gosnell will be coming home when her quartet play the Hackney Proms next month.

"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.

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

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

The Primrose Hill director who now runs The Bridge Theatre in Borough speaks at Jewish Book Week on March 11 at King's Place abot book Balancing Acts

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?

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

Afua Hirsch talks about her new book Brit(ish) at Jewish Book Week at King's Place on March 7

Bridget Galton enjoys a comedy about heartless money hungry private equity fund managers featuring a sharp performance by Hayley Atwell



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