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The Suicide – Review

Some of the characters are memorable. There was an outstanding performance by Ashley McGuire as Sarah, Sam’s mother-in-law .

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom set in 1927 is an impressive play with an interesting history.  It centres on power dynamics: racism, self-determination, economics and change.  I enjoyed the London performance.  This play remains relevant on gender inequality and cultural appropriation.  I also went away with a better understanding of recent gang violence.  The play illustrates…

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Arts, Events & Exhibitions

  Round up of this week’s ‘must do’ arts, exhibitions, and events. Death on the Nile: Uncovering the afterlife of ancient Egypt The Fitzwilliam Museum | 23 February – 22 May 2016 The first major exhibition for the Fitzwilliam’s 2016 bicentenary celebrations goes beyond the images of mummies, pharaohs and mystery often associated with ancient…

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Arts Exhibitions Events

Round up of this week’s ‘must do’ arts, exhibitions, and events. Eleven Women Facing War Nick Danziger IWM London | Until 24 April 2016 The first UK display of Eleven Women Facing War, an exhibition of photographs and film by award-winning British photographer Nick Danziger. It records the stories of eleven women in different conflict…

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East End Boys, West End Girls – A Triumph of Black Theatre

East End Boys, West End Girls is the latest work by playwright Ade Solanke. It is an honest and humorous exploration of teenage relationships and angst in the wider context of education. Set in modern London, the play is developed around two boys from the east end of London meeting two girls from the west side of London after they have…

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