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Kingmaker – Above the Arts, London

Writers: Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky Director: Hannah Eidinow Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   How timely in the week of a General Election to remind us that politics is a dirty business. As a nation goes to the polls to decide whether it’s time for a change or better the devil you know, it’s easy to forget that the public vote ...

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Kingmaker – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writers: Robert Khan &Tom Salinksky Director: Hannah Eidnow Reviewer: Joanna Trainor "A teddy bear mixed with a serial killer." Last week we learnt that Boris Johnson wants to stand as an MP, a helpful marketing tool for Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky's new play Kingmaker. This one hour piece intelligently questions how detrimental it would be to have a bumbling ...

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Under the Mulberry Tree – The Studio at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Timothy Jones Director: Hannah Eidinow Reviewer: Edie Ranvier Edinburgh is labouring under a glut of plays, written by men, about how infertility turns women into psychopathic harridans.At the Lyceum, Tim Barrow’s Union is busy portraying Queen Anne, on the back of her miscarriages, as an unhinged despot who goes about breast-feeding a swaddled doll, leaving off occasionally to oppress ...

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Playing with Grown-Ups, Theatre503, London

Director: Hannah Eidinow Writer: Hannah Patterson Reviewer: Sarah Nutland [rating 3.5] The latest theatrical offering from new writing powerhouse Theatre503 is Playing with Grown-Ups, a new play by Hannah Patterson, directed by acclaimed director Hannah Eidinow. The play explores the idea of modern women being able to do it all, but we observe the central character Jo struggling to cope ...

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Maurice’s Jubilee – Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

Writer: Nichola McAuliffe Director: Hannah Eidinow Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating: 3.5]   At first glance this tale of a terminally ill pensioner, hanging on to his dream of meeting the Queen again after 60 years, sounds a bit dull and depressing, but, with the excellent Nichola McAuliffe at the helm, is this play a hidden gem, with wit and heart ...

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An Instinct for Kindness – Pleasance Theatre, London

Writer: Chris Larner Director: Hannah Eidinow Review: Harry Stern [rating:4.5] This piece of work is devastating. Devastatingly real and devastatingly sad. Its wit, its perception, its poetry, its gravitas and its triviality are the very stuff of humanity. All life and all death, as it were, is here. Yet at the same time it is uplifting. A simple tragedy of ...

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Maurice’s Jubilee – The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Nichola McAuliffe Director: Hannah Eidinow Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:3.5] Maurice’s Jubilee was first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012 to some very positive reviews, and has now been adapted for a national tour. It tells the story of an old man, ill and fallen on hard times, and his dreams, reminiscences and an old fantasy... or is it ...

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Maurice’s Jubilee – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Nichola McAuliffe Director: Hannah Eidinow Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [rating: 4.5]   Maurice’s Jubilee was introduced at the 2012 Edinburgh festival where it was critically acclaimed and has since been adapted for a full length version for the UK theatres. Maurice (Julian Groves) and Helena (Sheila Reid) live in a small bungalow in Penge, a far cry from riches they ...

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