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Off-West End Announcements – 5 June 2009

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Making Mincemeat of History
The acclaimed Cardboard Citizens will be unveiling their new site-specific play Mincemeat at Shoreditch’s Cordy House on 15 June. Telling the story of a bizarre WW2 scam, the promenade piece holds particular resonance for the homeless or formerly homeless actors in the company, touching as it does upon the many people whose homes were destroyed in the Blitz.

Cookin' on Gas at the Rose
The Korean dance and acrobatics spectacular Nanta (Cookin’) hits the Kingston Rose this month ten years after it was named ‘Best Performance’ at Edinburgh. Set in a kitchen where four capricious cooks are preparing a wedding feast, the show has toured 23 countries since its 1997 Seoul premier and the Rose run (18-27 June) looks set to pull in more than just Kingston’s sizeable Korean audience.

Fry: Make Mine a Double
Those following Stephen Fry on Twitter can now enjoy his 1979 play, Latin! Or Tobacco and Boys, revived in a comedy double bill at the Cock Tavern Theatre from 23 June – 11 July. Fry’s high speed comedy of buggery and blackmail is set in a late 70s prep school, while the new play it is twinned with, Duncan Ley's Last Drinks, runs its course in the backroom of an East End pub.


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