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Instructions For Correct Assembly – Royal Court Theatre, London

Writer: Thomas Eccleshare Director: Hamish Pirie Reviewer: Stephen Bates What we want for our children is rarely what they want for themselves, but would it result in what we really want either? Thomas Eccleshare poses the question in this new absurdist satire that scythes through the jungle of modern parenting and gives a glimpse into what genetic engineering could be ...

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The Victorian in the Wall – Royal Court, London

Writer: Will Adamsdale Directors: Will Adamsdale and Lindsey Turner Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:3.5] Will Adamsdale came to prominence when he won the Perrier Award for Comedy at the 2004 Edinburgh Festival, but instead of following many of his contemporaries into arena tours, he has chosen the much braver option of exploring the potential for his brand of comedy in fringe ...

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Mad about the Boy – Contact, Manchester

Writer: Gbolahan Obisesan Directr: Ria Parry Reviewer: Clare Boswell [rating:4] Gbolahan Obisesan’s beautifully constructed and lyrical play, which picked up a prestigious Double Fringe First Award at last year’s Edinburgh festival, feels particularly poignant. Since the 2011 Riots, the microscope has very much remained focused on our country’s disenfranchised youth and who is to blame for this growing problem. ‘Mad ...

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