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Welcome to TheatreWhippet, an independent theatre reviewing website covering the West Midlands, Stratford and London. The place for fresh, honest reviews. TheatreWhippet covers everything from Shakespeare to Sondheim so whether you're looking for musical or straight play theatre inspiration, amateur or professional, you've come to the right place.

Check out reviews for a wide range of theatre here. Hopefully you'll be tempted to whip off to the theatre yourself.

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24/09
Shakers Re-Stirred

Shakers Re-Stirred

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John Godber and Jane Thornton | Duchess Theatre | Directed by Neil Scott You’d be forgiven for thinking that Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company’s latest production, currently playing at the Duchess Theatre in Long Eaton, is some sort of crazy reimagining of a great bard tragedy. Othello on a cruise ship, perhaps, or Macbeth on a […]

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17/09
Absolute Hell

Absolute Hell

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Rodney Ackland|Sutton Arts Theatre | Directed by Emily Armstrong Sutton Arts Theatre bring the chaos and frenzied escapism of post-war Soho to life in a fine production of Rodney Ackland’s controversial play ‘Absolute Hell’, directed by Emily Armstrong. Set entirely in La Vie en Rose, a dimly lit private members drinking club, it is one […]

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12/09
Fleabag

Fleabag

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge|NTLive Broadcast from Wyndham’s Theatre | Directed by Vicky Jones Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s one woman play, which inspired the hit BBC TV series, is a perfectly formed theatrical pearl.

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31/08
Appropriate

Appropriate

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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins| Donmar Warehouse, London | Directed by Ola Ince The ghost of a dead father and the brutal history of slavery haunt the ramshackle former plantation house of a dysfunctional American family in the UK premiere of Branden Jacob-Jenkins’ Appropriate at the Donmar Warehouse, directed by Ola Ince. It’s part gothic story, part family […]

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