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Review: Cats, London Palladium

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in Variety, 12.12.2014 They say the past is a foreign country. Cats makes it seem like a different species as well. Back in the...

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Review: Assassins, Menier Chocolate Factory

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in Variety, 2.12.2014 Assassins assemble! Stephen Sondheim and John Wiedman’s ragtag band of marksmen gets a Marvel Comics...

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Review: Christmas, White Bear Theatre

Posted on Dec 1, 2014 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in Time Out, 01.12.2014 The White Bear theatre pub has had a serious refurb. Gone are the framed caricatures of Millwall legends...

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Review: Behind the Beautiful Forevers, National Theatre

Posted on Nov 28, 2014 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in Variety, 20.11.2014 Annawadi, the vast slum concealed behind Mumbai Intl. Airport, was author Katherine Boo’s home for...

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Review: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in Time Out, 27.11.2014 Before Tchaikovsky and his ballet, there was Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann and his story. The Unicorn is...

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Review: The Prisoner’s Dilemma, Cockpit Theatre

Posted on Nov 23, 2014 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in Time Out, 17.11.2014 The morning after the Berlin Wall came down, David Edgar started writing the first of three plays picking...

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Review: Jonah and Otto, Park Theatre

Posted on Nov 23, 2014 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in the Financial Times, 03.11.2014 Robert Holman’s characters seem fated to meet. The Yorkshire-born playwright has a knack of...

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Review: God Bless the Child, Royal Court

Posted on Nov 22, 2014 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

Here’s a critic’s tip for you: the less confidence a creative team has in a script, the more detail you’ll see crammed into a set...

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Review: Howie the Rookie, Barbican Centre

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in Time Out, 21.11.2014 Howie Lee and Rookie Lee – no relation – share a surname and a city, Dublin. In Mark O’Rowe’s...

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Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Barbican Centre

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Criticism | 0 comments

Theatre is a form of alchemy. It’s a kind of rough magic that can make everyday objects and ordinary people into much, much more. Theatre...

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