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Review: Liberian Girl, Royal Court

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published on WhatsOnStage, 14.01.2015 In order to escape that which would kill her, Martha has to become part of it. Her aunt, Mamie Esther...

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Review: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Playhouse Theatre

Posted on Jan 13, 2015 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published on WhatsOnStage, 13.01.2015 Pedro Almodóvar seems an unlikely candidate for musical theatre. The Spaniard’s films are...

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Review: Tree, Old Vic

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 in Criticism | 0 comments

Daniel Kitson is going through a Samuel Beckett phase. Last year, in Analog.Ue, he filled the Lyttelton stage with recording devices to...

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Review: Bromance, Platform Theatre

Posted on Jan 9, 2015 in Criticism | 0 comments

Written for WhatsOnStage, 09.01.2015 Young men are fascinating things, aren’t they? So outwardly confident, yet so inwardly insecure....

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Birdman: the best film about theatre ever made

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in the Guardian, 07.01.2015 Riggan Thomson – once the star of the Birdman films, now a big-name Broadway newbie – leaves...

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Review: The Grand Tour, Finborough

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 in Criticism | 0 comments

Written for WhatsOnStage, 07.01.2015 It’s 1940. The Nazis are 24 hours from Paris and France is about to fall. Millions of men and...

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Review: The Merchant of Venice, Almeida

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

Published in the Financial Times, 26.12.2014 The Merchant of Vegas: it has a certain ring to it. Like Shakespeare’s Venice, then the...

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Review: Widowers’ Houses, Orange Tree

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in Time Out, 19.12.2014 Rogue landlords. Sub-standard housing. Extortionate rents. A lot has changed since 1892. Or not. George...

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Review: City of Angels, Donmar Warehouse

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in Variety, 17.12.2014 As British theater frets over representation of diversity — rightly so — Larry Gelbart and Cy...

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Review: Golem, Young Vic

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in Variety, 15.12.2014 The U.K. theater company 1927 has a knack for prescience. The troupe’s last show, The Animals and the...

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