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Look Back in Anger – Gate Theatre, Dublin

Writer: John Osborne  Director: Annabelle Comyn Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy It is always a risk to tackle one of the great, and well-worn classics, but this is something that the Gate Theatre is renowned for. However, Selina Cartmell’s inaugural season is illustrating that she is willing to take the necessary steps to bring the Gate into the twenty-first century. Previously ...

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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 – Gate Theatre, London

Writer: Anna Deavere Smith Director: Ola Ince Reviewer: Stephen Bates in 1992, two white officers in the Los Angeles Police Department were acquitted on charges relating to the brutal beating of Rodney King, an Afro-American, leading to riots, looting and, bloodshed. “LaLa Land” was revealed to all the world as a city of scars. Anna Deavere Smith has devised this ...

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I Call My Brothers – Gate Theatre, London

Writer: Jonas Hassen Khemiri Translator: Rachel Willson-Broyles Director: Tinuke Craig Reviewer: Stephen Bates A car bomb explodes in a city centre, chaos descends and fingers of suspicion start to be pointed. Jonas Hassen Khemiri's 80-minute one-act play looks at the aftermath of such an outrage, not from the perspective of the terrorists or the dead and injured, but from that of ...

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Diary Of A Madman – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Al Smith Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Al Smith's Diary Of A Madman is arguably the cherry on the top of the Traverse Theatre's Fringe. Staged in conjunction with Notting Hill's Gate Theatre, this loose adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's 1835 short story is sublimely topical, burning with a potent cocktail of caustic humour and socio-political anger and boasting ...

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NEWS: Christopher Haydon to step down from Gate Theatre

After five years at the helm of London's Gate Theatre, Christopher Haydon has today, [14 July 2016], announced he will step down as Artistic Director in January 2017. Haydon will continue programming the Gate up until May 2017, with his last season being announced in late 2016. The post of Artistic Director at the Gate Theatre will be advertised shortly. ...

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The Christians – Gate Theatre, London

Writer: Lucas Hnath Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Anybody brought up in a Christian tradition of Sunday School and regular church visits will be familiar with the parables of the Gospels. For some young people it is their first real encounter with the morality tale, self-contained stories with a clear-cut moral that should be applied to real life. And ...

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Grounded – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: George Brant Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood A surreal and anticipated atmosphere awaits the audience with the playing of eclectic range of rock music and the character, The Pilot, unemotionally waits in a screened in box to tell her story. George Brant’s Grounded, an award winning one-woman play, is about a woman’s high flying career as a fighter ...

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Grounded – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: George Brant Director: Christopher Hayden Reviewer: Andrew Latimer [rating:5] Never have we lived in such an anonymous age. Browsing, surfing, surveying: this is consciousness today, atomised lives which encourage introversion and suffocate the ideals that underpin social societies. Now, this behaviour is airborne, free to roam in unmanned combat drones that stalk enemies from miles above. Godly, some argue. ...

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