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Othello @ The Lyric Hammersmith Review

Ever wondered where the term, the ‘Green Eyed Monster’ originated from? Well it’s argued that Shakespeare coined the phrase in one of his greatest tragedies, Othello. A term associated with a strong feeling of jealousy, the phrase perfectly summarises the disastrous rise and fall of a once respected figure within society who finds himself torn between a web of lies spun by his ‘trustworthy’ best friend and the love of his life, whom he fears has committed an act of infidelity.

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Secret Theatre: Show 2 @ The Oxford Playhouse Review

Can you keep a secret? Good, because I certainly can’t! So, let me tell you about Lyric Hammersmith‘s worst kept secret currently touring the UK. Secret Theatre has 6 shows on tour, each named by their number and audiences have no idea what show they are about to see until the lights come up! This is quite an un-nerving way to watch theatre, but in the case of Show 2 it was also very rewarding. Not to give the plot away,  but Show 2 is a creative and contemporary version of an old American classic. I have to say this was quite a surprise as I was expecting a new piece of writing.

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Secret Theatre, Show 1 @ Lyric Hammersmith Review

With an air of mystery shrouding the Secret Theatre season at the Lyric Hammersmith due to the absence of press and marketing for each production, it’s fair to say that this striking concept currently taking over the renovated building is an innovative and fascinating idea.

Secret Theatre

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Secret Theatre @ the Lyric Hammersmith

Challenging the way in which theatre is experienced within the UK, Secret Theatre is an ambitious and innovative project created by a team of  20 talented theatre makers in order to question whether preconceptions of performances shape the overall experience of the audience…

Playwright Arinze Kene - photo by Joe Dilworth

Playwright and Actor Arinze Kene
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