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The Mentor – Vaudeville Theatre, London

Writer: Daniel Kehlmann Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Who decides what makes great art - is it the critics who allocate a star rating, the audiences who flock to see it or, like peer review in academia, should fellow writers, painters or musicians insist on its importance? Daniel Kehlmann’s play The Mentor, translated from the German by Christopher Hampton, ...

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The Mentor – Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Daniel Kehlmann Translator: Christopher Hampton Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Claire Hayes The Ustinov Studio, under artistic director Laurence Boswell, has garnered a well-deserved reputation for unearthing significant international works to present to a British audience - and then attracting top-flight actors to appear in them. Productions like The Father, with Kenneth Cranham in the lead role, have transferred to ...

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INTERVIEW: Daniel Weyman on life in The Crucible

The Bristol Old Vic has been on fire in recent months. Fortunately, not literally. Following the scintillating PinkMist,the venue has recently announced plans for its 250th anniversary that would be the envy of any theatre in the world, yet alone a regional playhouse. Before that, though, they are tackling arguably Arthur Miller’s greatest work, The Crucible. Kris Hallett spoke to ...

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The Rover – Hampton Court Palace, London

Writer: Aphra Behn Director: Amy Hodge Reviewer: Steve Barfield [rating:3.5] It is a shame that The Rover (1677) is produced infrequently, as it is the most well-known Restoration comedy by Britain’s first professional woman of letter Aphra Behn (1640-1689,) and it now has a firm place in the canon. It was also a great favourite of King Charles II himself ...

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