Showmanship (4 stars)

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BoonDog Theatre

‘You want hope? Make me an offer.' 1935: a two-bit circus travels Dust Bowl America. Desperate townspeople need hope but, when the fortune teller names her price, what'll they be willing to pay? But is she an oracle, or just another charlatan? Darkly funny psychological thriller, laced with poignancy and devilry, from the multi award-winning BoonDog Theatre. Written and performed by Lucy Roslyn. From creators of The State vs John Hayes, Argus Angel Artistic Excellence award-winner 2015: ‘Utterly brilliant’ ★★★★★ (Brighton Argus). ‘Astonishing’ ★★★★ (Stage). Acclaim for Goody, Les Enfants Terribles’ Greenwich Partnership award-winner 2017: ‘Incredible theatre’ ★★★★★ (EdFringeReview.com).

Swearing and some suggestive material.

Age category: 14+

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Showmanship

7 Aug 20184 stars

Meandering towards a terse tale of betrayal and revival

Myra Collins is a fraud of a psychic working in a two-bit travelling circus in dust bowl 1930s America. She'll offer a tarot reading – and invent her interpretation on the spot, of course. But the most important thing she offers in these dark desperate…

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