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Whether you normally look down from the cheap seats in the gods, or sit up close in the front row, there's so much happening on the London performing arts scene and comedy circuit, it can be difficult to decide which shows you should spend your cash on and which shows should quite frankly, pay you for turning up.

At Views from the Gods, we review all the latest London talent, from West End plays to emerging comedians. We hope our site helps introduce you to some new performers.

Latest review:

Watching Debs Newbold recount King Lear is a magical experience. Emotional, immersive and fun, this one-woman show invokes feelings of delight and pain, while providing the audience with a healthy dose of humour. If any friends have proclaimed Shakespeare inaccessible, take them to one of Newbold's shows. Not only will they become enthralled, but they may well find themselves chanting in Shakespearean language.

If you're not familiar with the language of the Bard, though, do not fear. Newbold tells the story of King Lear in her own words, seamlessly switching to Shakespeare's original text for direct quotes when appropriate. By this point, you are so caught up in the emotion of it all that you hardly notice the change in style.

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