Roar (4 stars)

This article is from 2011


Stylish, sexy romp is frequently hilarious but not without emotion

If you want your ‘sexy romp’ boxes ticked, this is the place to do it. Dumbshow’s Roar is a stylish, exuberant tale of gin-soaked 17th-century wenches led by a ‘Moll Cutpurse’ channelling Beyoncé in full-on she-lion mode. Bawdy, slick and unselfconsciously anachronistic in their deployment of everything from Wild Beasts to a joke about David Cameron, they create a show that is frequently hilarious but not without emotion. Brilliant fun.

C Chambers Street, 0845 260 1234, until 29 Aug (not 16), 8.45pm, £9.50–£11.50 (£7.50–£9.50).


  • 4 stars

London is in trouble. Greed, debauchery and excess are dancing like fire through the streets. A young bride is stolen from the arms of her husband on their wedding night and spirited away by the riotous Moll Cutpurse. Doused in gin and thirsty for revenge, Moll will lead every woman in the city to devour, seduce and…

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