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    Child policy
    To be confirmed.
    Running time
    60 min (no interval)
    Performance dates
    4 December - 22 December 2018
    Access
    Please note: the access lift at the Arcola Theatre is currently out of order- for additional information please call the box office.

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    2 / 5 (1 customer reviews)

    Tobias C H Mcinnis

    21 December 18

    Both actors put in decent performances, but were let down by frankly poor writing. The narrative arc of the male photographer was unbelievable and crassly drawn, whilst continually making cheap and easy (and unearned) jokes at the expense of low culture. Female Syrian character had a more interesting arc but less engaging individual scenes, often cloying in their political overtones. Ultimately the play offered no substantive insight into its subject matter and instead leaned on safe and somewhat obvious political narratives. There was a good point to be made about the effect of the shifting economy (financial and attentional) which ended up buried under snarky digs at ‘low” culture and a sentimental and precious portrayal of Integrituois Artists. The staging neither added nor subtracted.

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