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Sinopticon: contemporary chinoiserie in contemporary art (review)

Laura White
Laura White at Sinopticon in Plymouth

There was a giddy sense of occasion as our party of seven academics in search of culture and free drinks entered the atrium of the Plymouth City Museum. We arrived as the opening speeches were progressing and huddled under the Chinese flag dresses, trying not to giggle too overtly as we were jostled intermittently by a large robot triffid.

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The Dumb Waiter at The Bike Shed Theatre: relentless escalating tension and commanding performances

Dumb Waiter at The Bike Shed Theatre

Despite having studied English Literature at university, I have never read a Pinter play. Nor have I, before last night at least, seen one performed: shameful I know, but there it is. So it was to my great delight and educational advancement that I was invited to attend The Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter’s new production of Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter.

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