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Chiller Chekhov: The Young Vic’s Cherry Orchard

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

This piece was shortlisted for the Observer Anthony Burgess Prize 2014. The Cherry Orchard is a play about change. It plays best in moments...

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Review: The Hard Problem, National Theatre

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published by Variety, 29.01.2015 The title is a joke. The Hard Problem, Tom Stoppard’s first new play in nine years, comes after a...

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Review: The Ruling Class, Trafalgar Studios

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published by Variety, 29.01.2015 Director Jamie Lloyd’s takeover of London’s Trafalgar Studios has let loose star actors on great...

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Review: Dara, National Theatre

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published on WhatsOnStage, 28.01.2015 At Dara‘s core is a court scene – right up there with Galileo’s or Shylock’s....

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Review: My Night With Reg, Apollo Theatre

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published on WhatsOnStage, 26.01.2015 Twenty years ago, the late Kevin Elyot picked up best new comedy at the Olivier awards for this...

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Review: Oppenheimer, Swan Theatre

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published by Variety, 23.01.2015 This is the Oppenheimer bio-play to end all Oppenheimer bio-plays. Even if exhaustive ultimately becomes...

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Review: The Changeling, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published on WhatsOnStage, 21.01.2015 “In darkness, you may see him,” says Beatrice-Joanna of her lover Alsemero, a brilliant...

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Review: Islands, Bush Theatre

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published on WhatsOnStage, 20.01.2015 Within two years, says Oxfam, the richest 1% will own the same as the rest of us: that is, half the...

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Review: Upper Cut, Southwark Playhouse

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published on WhatsOnStage, 19.01.2015 The Labour party’s timeline snakes round the wall: Neil Kinnock on one side, Ed Miliband on the...

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Review: Bull, Young Vic

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published on WhatsOnStage, 16.01.2015 The Apprentice as bloodsport. The Hunger Games in a suit and tie. Mike Bartlett’sBull –...

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