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saints and sinners of the stage and screen

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.

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My desk is littered with frantically scribbled notes. There are lists of people, personal connections between them, and other tidbits of information. Shuffling through the sheets of paper, it's evident that my handwriting has started to deteriorate as the time pressure has increased. Earlier that evening, Detective Slaughter (Tom Morgan) recruited me as a fellow investigating officer to help him solve the mysterious murder of Jacob John Canning. I've come up with some leads, but solving the mystery of A Deadly Dose is proving rather challenging...

In a post-pandemic era, entertainment has two options: adapt or die. Play Dead London have picked both, killing off a fictional suspect and adapting seamlessly to video conferencing technology. A Deadly Dose is one of their immersive murder mystery shows, penned by company founder Emma Crocombe. Whilst it was previously set in the very apt venue of The Operating Theatre at London Bridge, it has now gone 100% online and has not lost any of the ambience from such a quirky in-person venue.

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