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    Kite Runner Review

    ‘There is a way to be good again’. These famous words are the opening scene of The Kite Runner, a stage production now performing at Richmond Theatre until 14th March as part of its UK tour. This play is a faithful adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel. I first read The Kite Runner a number of years ago, and it has remained with me since and one I highly recommend anyone to read. For those who may not have read the book, the play begins in mid 1970s in an Afghanistan on the verge of war. In Kabul, childhood…

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    Bluebird At The Bob Hope Theatre

    From the Director of Bob Hope Theatre’s version of Kindertransport comes Allan Osborne’s second production Bluebird. With a talented cast including Laura Ashenden (Nell Gwynn; Bombshells; Little Voice and Road) and Piers Newman (Road and Nell Gwynn) and 12 other sensational actors who have all performed at the Bob Hope Theatre – this promises to be a sensationally moving production. From the writer/adapter of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Bluebird is a sensitive and melancholy play, composed of brief conversations and lifelong sorrow. Taxi driver Jimmy hears about other people’s lives, just for a few moments.…

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    The Morning After Review

    Cast & Creatives Director – Andrew Beckett Casting Director – Harry Blumenau Designer – David Shields Lighting Designer – Jamie Platt Sound Designer – Andy Hill Set Builder – Set Blue Scenery Writer- Peter Quilter Cast Adam – Chris Cahill Barbara – Colleen Daley Martin – Matthew Lloyd Davies Thomas – David Fenne What is it like to be a gay man growing-up with a single Mum? To have a complex mother/son relationship of total devotion from the parent and a close bond from the child? Well, ‘The Morning After’ answers these questions and explores the complex relationship of dating…

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    LILY LEWIS – There is no such thing as grown ups

    Feeling overwhelmed with living in the ‘adult world’? Longing for the simplicity of childhood? Head down to an intriguing pop up art gallery at 12 Connaught Street where Schleiffer Art have curated an exhibition that will awaken your inner child. ‘There is no such thing as grown ups’, by Lily Lewis, a self taught artist and writer. This exhibition examines what it means to live today, deliberates on the developments of socialisation and communication. Reminiscing, playing and stimulations to connect to the child within are paramount to Lewis’s new body of work, comprising of paintings, works on paper and a…

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    New Year New You At South Place Hotel

    New decade, new you, it’s time to put new resolutions into action. Statistics* show that new habits take more than 66 days to form, so after a month of ‘being good’, the sofa and takeaway are most likely starting to look tempting. South Place Hotel – the five-star East-London hotel – is here tokeep your food and fitness goals on track throughout January and February – 2020 is your year. Everyone works in different ways, so South Place Hotel has come up with three different game plans to suitevery need. There is a discounted gym membership, a goal setting workshop…