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Bitches – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Bola Agbaje Director: Valentina Ceschi Reviewer: Alex Ramon Founded in 1956, as the first youth theatre in the world, and having boasted the likes of Helen Mirren, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Daniel Day-Lewis among its members, the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain remains a vital and vibrant force: a great place for aspiring actors and practitioners to get their ...

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Alpha Beta – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Ted Whitehead Director: Purni Morell Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Attention to detail in close quarters is an undeniably good trait to have. Magicians who rely on sleight of hand tricks, artists who make a feature of their brush strokes; good attention to detail is essential, you know? Same too for theatre in a small, brightly lit space. The visual details ...

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Pig Girl – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Colleen Murphy Director: Helen Donnelly Reviewer: Alex Ramon   The plays of Colleen Murphy have become something of a staple of the Finborough’s programming over the last few years, resulting in the playwright’s tenure as Canadian Writer-in-Residence at the theatre in 2011-12. The last work by Murphy to be staged at the Finborough (albeit all-too-briefly) was Armstrong’s War in ...

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Rachel – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Angelina Weld Grimké Director: Ola Ince Reviewer: Alex Ramon   Here’s a fascinating item indeed. Angelina Weld Grimké’s Rachel should, by rights, be heralded as a classic of 20th Century American drama. Written by Grimké in 1916 under commission for the NAACP, the piece is the first play produced professionally by an African-American woman writer, and one of the ...

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Hostage Song – Finborough Theatre, London

Music and lyrics: Kyle Jarrow Book: Clay McLeod Chapman Director: James Veitch Reviewer: Jessica Gray Hostage Song is both an unconventional yet tender story of budding friendship and a no holds barred edgy rock show. The indie rock musical, which first ran off-Broadway in 2008, is the work of writer Clay McLeod Chapman and composer and lyricist Kyle Jarrow. This ...

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Thérèse Raquin – Finborough, London

Writer: Émile Zola Adaptor / Director: Nona Shepphard Composer: Craig Adams Reviewer: Tom Finch Thérèse Raquin is a young woman married to her rather dull husband and his overbearing mother working in the family haberdashery. Before long a handsome man from her husbands childhood appears and a whirlwind romance leads to a tragic ending.Staged on Laura Cordery's superbly claustrophobic set, ...

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Variation on a Theme – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Michael Oakley Reviewer: Ian Foster It is Variation on a Theme that a young Shelagh Delaney saw and was inspired to write her iconoclastic A Taste of Honey, playing her own part in shaking up a British theatre scene that had Terence Rattigan as a fusty figurehead and while her play went on to become a ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part III

And as we come to our final part of our 2014 preview of shows in and around the UK and Ireland we ask our regional editors in the North West, London, and along the South Coast what productions are getting them excited over the course of the year. Do you agree? What are you most looking forward to? Share your ...

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