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Russian Dolls – King’s Head Theatre, London

Author: Kate Lock Director: Hamish Macdougall Reviewer: Ann Bawtree At the King’s Head Theatre on 8 April the audience was treated to the World Premier of Kate Lock’s new play, Russian Dolls. Already the winner of the Adrian Pagan Award, it had previously been shortlisted for the Bruntwood prize in 2013. Immediately following the all-male production of To Kill a ...

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Dog Show – New Diorama Theatre, London

Writers &devisers: James Yeatman, Zac Gvirtzman, Lisa Kerr, Hamish Macdougall, Ntonga Mwanza, Harriet Webb, Al Smith and Laura Mooney Director: James Yeatman Reviewer: Deborah Klayman From the cosiness of the West Hampstead Women's Institute to the wilds of the heath, allow Kandinsky to introduce you to the local dogs, their owners, and the community that they unknowingly weave together. Part ...

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Yesterday’s Tomorrow – Drayton Arms Theatre, London

Writer: Gene David Kirk Director: Hamish MacDougall Reviewer: Stephen Bates Gene David Kirk never quite gets round to explaining the significance of the title of his new one act play. Does he mean “today”? If so, it is good to report that the obliqueness in the title is not replicated in the writing, which is vivid, descriptive and, at times, ...

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Cleopatra – Hope Theatre, London

Writer: Gareth Cadwallader Director: Mary Franklin Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:1.5] New plays are notoriously, gloriously unpredictable. There is always a sense of trepidation in the hearts and minds of the creative teams that bring them to life and of audiences that witness their birth. Some plays are triumphant on their first appearance, others are slow burners and some would have ...

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The Upstanding Member – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Gregory Skulnick Director: Hamish MacDougall Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Japes. Madcappery. Escapadery? It's a bit difficult to describe farce properly as its charm really is in theperformance. More than straight comedy and more than improvisation, a farce needs precision in comic timing, energy, and chemistry between the performers to push through the ridiculous conditions the characters find themselves in. Staging ...

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Project Colony- Trinity Buoy Wharf, London

Devised and created by the Fourth Monkey Ensemble Directors: Hamish MacDougall and James Yeatman Reviewer: Lizzie Kirkwood [rating:4] In this large and ambitious production by Fourth Monkey, Franz Kafka’s short story ‘In The Penal Colony’ is transformed into a site-specific interactive piece with a 50 strong cast. The action unfolds in the sprawling and remote Trinity Buoy Wharf, a collection ...

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Guns, Love & Chemistry – The Old Cinema, London

Writer: Paul Ham Director: Hamish MacDougall Reviewer: Lizzie Kirkwood [rating:4] It’s a problem that all those who decide to tackle a Chekov adaptation must resolve; is the text comic or tragic? The most successful productions are the ones that answer ‘both’ and aren’t afraid of either. Happily, this was the attitude of Define: Choice’s stage adaptation of three Chekov short ...

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