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Faust

I’m hearing very good things about Punchdrunk‘s Faust from friends and critics.

Lyn Gardner’s review is here. She writes: “…Step through the doors of 21 Wapping Lane – a vast disused warehouse in the original Tobacco Dock – and suddenly London is very far away. Behind these doors lurks a strange parallel universe, a secret deep-south bar where the blues – the devil’s music – is played, and a place where a preacher raises hell, and Faust raises the devil….
I’ve booked to go. There are tickets available so give it a go….

There’s relatively little of this type of work which garners this support (although the NT under NH have started to eg Shunt’s work) and the site in Wappings sounds amazing — by its nature site specific work has to engage and bring out the site — friends tell me Paris has more of this type of theatre and performance (and easier to find — there’s quite a lot of “live art” in London but if you’re not involved it’s not so easy to find) perhaps this growing trend in London and nationally will continue….

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    I'm a playwright and investment analyst. I have a broad range of interests: food, gardening, innovation & intellectual property, sustainability, architecture & design, writing and the arts. I sit on the board of Talawa Theatre Company and advise a CIS investment trust on socially responsible investments.

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    Recent plays include, for theatre: Nakamitsu, Yellow Gentlemen, Lost in Peru, Lemon Love. For radio: Places in Between (R4), Patent Breaking Life Saving (WS).

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