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Shirleymander

The Playground Theatre, London  ****

© Simon Bohrsmann, Jessica Martin as Dame Shirley Porter

© Simon Bohrsmann, Jessica Martin as Dame Shirley Porter

Within a stone’s throw of Grenfell Tower, Gregory Evans’  tale of greed, ambition and plain heartlessness, Shirleymander tells the darkest of stories with a very light touch. Continue reading

The Cherry Orchard

Arcola Theatre, London (****)

© Robert Workman, Sian Thomas (Mme Ranevsky), Jude Akuwudike (Lopakhin)

© Robert Workman, Sian Thomas (Mme Ranevsky), Jude Akuwudike (Lopakhin)

Terrific Revolution season, Mehmet Ergen has put together at the Arcola. Along with Gorki’s The Lower Depths, a howl of distress from the underbelly of society now sits Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, whilst Oladipo Agboluaje’s New Nigerians brings us up to date, almost, in the Studio with his African voice. Continue reading