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Anna Swindle and Kelly Leavitt

What We Did to Weinstein at the Menier Chocolate Factory

This dark comedy written by Ryan Craig has a variety of themes including coming of age, religion, cultural displacement and war.

The small cast and intimate setting make it easy for the audience to feel connected with the performance and its characters.

While each actor brings important elements to the show, Vineeta Rishi, Harry Towb and Miranda Pleasence give especially stunning performances.

The storyline includes many flashbacks from different characters' perspectives which have the potential to be confusing, but this cast's impressive transitions make the time changes easy to follow without being distracting. Three of the seven actors have been effectively cast in two roles.

The Menier Chocolate Factory acts as an excellent venue with a cozy restaurant and theatre. The show itself costs 18, but for 25 viewers can extend their evening with a two course dinner in the restaurant as well as a seat at the play. Despite its deceptive name, do not come to the Menier Chocolate Factory expecting a factory setting or a chocolate snack during interval.

• What We Did to Weinstein is showing until 12 November Tue-Sat 8pm and Sun 3.30pm and 6pm.
• The Menier Chocolate Factory is located at 51/53 Southwark Street
• Box office 020 7907 7060.

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