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Best of (Right)


Review: Birdland, Royal Court

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Best of (Right), Criticism | 0 comments

Rock gods and pop idols: we deify our best musicians. We build them shrines and bow down before them. We’re not worthy. We. Are. Not....

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Review: riverrun, National Theatre (Shed)

Posted on Mar 16, 2014 in Best of (Right), Criticism | 0 comments

Published by the Financial Times, 16.03.2014 Those yet to make it past the 100-letter word in Finnegans Wake’s third paragraph – it...

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Review: Show 4, Lyric Hammersmith

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 in Best of (Right), Criticism | 0 comments

Published in The Telegraph, 14.02.2014 Another round of guess the play, courtesy of the Lyric Hammersmith’s Secret Theatre season. This...

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Review: The Events, Young Vic

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 in Best of (Right), Criticism | 0 comments

You see the crowd – a choir gathered around a piano – and you see the individual – a young man leaning against a chair,...

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The surprise success of NT Live

Posted on Jun 13, 2013 in Best of (Right), Profiles & Features | 0 comments

Published in The Guardian, 09.06.2013 Gunnar Cauthery is building up to his big moment. He’s on stage at the National Theatre,...

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The Founders of Complicite

Posted on May 29, 2013 in Best of (Right), Profiles & Features | 0 comments

Published in the Financial Times, 25.05.2013 It’s 1983. Four friends have just pooled their dole money and bought an old yellow Post...

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Being Alan Bennett

Posted on Mar 27, 2013 in Best of (Right) | 0 comments

Published in Time Out, 19.03.2013 Alan Bennett ambles onstage at the National Theatre to a ripple of recognition. Everything about him is...

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US and them

Posted on Mar 4, 2013 in Best of (Right), Profiles & Features | 0 comments

Published in the Financial Times, 02.03.2013 Hundreds of planes cross the Atlantic every day, but, despite similarly writer-led theatre...

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Review: Bottleneck, Soho Theatre

Posted on Feb 28, 2013 in Best of (Right), Criticism | 0 comments

Published in the Financial Times, 27.02.2013 History isn’t history when it happens. It catches us unawares. Dramatists often forget that...

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Portrait of a Producer: Michael Codron

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 in Best of (Right), Profiles & Features | 0 comments

Published in The Cornershop Quarterly, December ‘12 “Do you smoke or drink?” asks Michael Codron, flashing a small tin of cigars...

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