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The Mentor – Vaudeville Theatre, London

Writer: Daniel Kehlmann Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Who decides what makes great art - is it the critics who allocate a star rating, the audiences who flock to see it or, like peer review in academia, should fellow writers, painters or musicians insist on its importance? Daniel Kehlmann’s play The Mentor, translated from the German by Christopher Hampton, ...

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The Mentor – Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Daniel Kehlmann Translator: Christopher Hampton Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Claire Hayes The Ustinov Studio, under artistic director Laurence Boswell, has garnered a well-deserved reputation for unearthing significant international works to present to a British audience - and then attracting top-flight actors to appear in them. Productions like The Father, with Kenneth Cranham in the lead role, have transferred to ...

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Trouble In Mind – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Alice Childress Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Claire Hayes In the aftermath of a brutal 2016 election dividing the US along racial lines, Trouble in Mind offers a particularly timely glimpse of segregation in mid-20th Century America. Laurence Boswell’s latest production for the Ustinov revives Alice Childress’ trailblazing but overlooked work, originally produced Off Broadway in 1955; a race-play-within-a-race-play. It’s ...

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Address Unknown – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Kathrine Kressman Taylor Director: Steve Marmion Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:2.5] Adapted for the stage by Frank Dunlop, Address Unknown started life as an epistolary novella from 1938, written by Kathrine Kressman Taylor and charting the tragic deconstruction of a once-beloved friendship. Max and Martin are German business partners, the former a Jewish art dealer residing in San Francisco and ...

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