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16 November 2013

9:00 AM

16 November 2013

9:00 AM


Charing Cross Theatre, until 14 December

Our Ajax

Southwark Playhouse, until 30 November

It’s an unlovely venue, for sure. Charing Cross Theatre, underneath the arches, likes to welcome vagrant plays that can’t find a home elsewhere. The dripping exterior, opposite a gay love-hub named Heaven, feels as if it’s paved with tears. The foyer is scented with mildewed chip fat and the ink-black auditorium looks like a closed-down fleapit from the 1950s.

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