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Secret Theatre @ Secret Island Review

What would you do if you were sent an invite for a show shrouded in secrecy, and set on a secret island? Accept of course! There’s a sense of enquiry that takes the mind as attempts are made to figure out what the show could possibly be. The Secret Theatre trend, that has seen the Lyric Hammersmith host an array of shows to mixed reviews is a theatrical movement set to breathe life into the theatrical form.

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A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts @ The Tricycle Theatre Review

A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts by Secret Theatre is one of the company’s seven shows since it was formed by the Lyric Hammersmith in 2013. This show had success at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 and toured parts of the UK before landing at the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn.

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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 @ 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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