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Why is the Sky Blue? – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Abbey Wright, Shireen Mula, Matt Regan Director: Abbey Wright Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty There are two main feelings this performance generates. The first is a recognition that exposure to sex and sexuality for today’s young people is almost utterly different to even a decade ago, and it’s a real problem. The second, is that young people (ages 7-22 in this ...

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Creditors – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: August Strindberg Adapter: David Grieg Director: Stewart Laing Reviewer: Dominic Corr Revenge is, as they say, best served cold. Patiently savoured over a lengthy amount of time. Along with its key partner in crime; manipulation, the pair comprise the central themes of August Strindberg’s Creditors. Written in 1888, now adapted again to the Royal Lyceum’s stage, the path to ...

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Tomorrow at Noon – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writers: Morna Young, Emma Harding and Jenny Ayres Director: Stella Powell-Jones Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Jermyn Street Theatre’s Noel Coward Season is as ambitious as it is exciting, and along with the first complete restaging of Tonight at 8.30since the 1930s, it has also commissioned three new plays by female writers inspired by Coward’s anthology. While predominantly remembered for his witticisms, ...

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Art – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Writer: Yasmin Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton Director: Ellie Jones Reviewer: James Garrington Serge has bought a painting. It’s white. On the white background are some diagonal lines – and they’re white too. It’s by a trendy artist and it was very expensive. His friends, Marc and Yvan, are not impressed – but should they tell him what they think, and ...

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Nine Night – National Theatre, London

Writer: Natasha Gordon Director: Roy Alexander Weise Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Every culture has its own funereal rites, its own expectations of mourning. Some focus on sombre, internalised grief, while others are community-based celebrations of life. Natasha Gordon’s new play takes the Jamaican nine night as it basis, exploring how traditional rites are adapted to modern settings, as well as the ...

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INTERVIEW with Sarah Hoover, creator of Two Truths

Two Truths is an interactive theatre game, created by Sarah Hoover, and will be running in the 2018 Galway Theatre Festival at the start of May. Ciara Murphy caught up with the production's creator to get a sense of what the show is about. What is Two Truths? It’s theatre you can win. It’s theatre disguised as a game. There ...

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The Owl and the Pussycat – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer: Harriet Hardie and Ben Miles Music: Rebecca Applin Director: Harriet Hardie Designer: Sophia Lovell-Smith Reviewer: Laura Stimpson The Owl and the Pussycat is the latest offering from Full House Theatre, a children’s theatre company whose vision is for every child to hold treasured memories of theatre. This performance was produced in partnership with Luton Culture presents. Inspired by the ...

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