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The Cardinal – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: James Shirley Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Revenge, pride, political ambition, temper and strategy swirl around each other in this 1641 play, creating an entertaining and provocative picture but not yet a tightly woven tapestry. It will be tempting to draw links with any play on political intrigue to modern times, and with such power-plays at the top ...

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While We’re Here – Bush Theatre, London

Writer: Barney Norris Director: Alice Hamilton Reviewer: Stephen Bates We hear a lot about the problems of the young, a fair bit about those of the elderly, but what about the middle-aged? Barney Norris's 70-minute play, the inaugural production in the Bush Theatre's brand new studio space, brings together two lonely people who are old enough to have regrets and ...

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Have I No Mouth – Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Directors: Gary Keegan and Feidlim Cannon Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy Have I No Mouth is not so much a tale of loss, as it a tale of moving forward. It focuses on how director and co-creator Feidlim Cannon’s family have dealt with their grief, resulting from the tragic and untimely deaths of Sean Cannon, Feidlim Cannon’s father, and his baby brother, ...

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Eurohouse – The Ovalhouse

Created and performed by Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas Reviewer: Deborah Parry It is a sad but inevitable fact that no system is perfect – there will always be winners and losers. In all of the debates and discussions that lead up to last year's EU referendum, much focus was given to criticism and praise of the European Union in ...

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The Braille Legacy – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Book/Lyrics: original French Book and Lyrics by Sébastien Lancrenon English translation: Ranjit Bolt Music: Jean-Baptiste Saudray Director: Thom Southerland Musical director: Toby Higgins Reviewer: David Guest Fighting against discrimination and changing the world through mad dreams could be the plot summary of any number of plays through the ages. At Charing Cross Theatre, whose productions are increasingly becoming unmissable under ...

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Wheel of Misfortune – Old Red Lion, London

Writers: Anabel Barnston, Helen Rose-Hampton and the Cast Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Everyone has a sob story these days and countless TV shows exploit that misery if it means the individual can entertain the nation while vying to win a talent show, a date or even a quiz. Building on this idea Monorogue theatre company has created Wheel of Misfortune a ...

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Spring Offensive – Omnibus Theatre, London

Writer: Victoria Willing Director: Marie McCarthy Reviewer: Sophia Moss Spring Offensive is an intelligent, bleak and ambitious exploration of war tourism, disappointment, loneliness and life as a British expat. The first half of this play is compelling but, as the evening wears on, tensions rise and the laughter is replaced by awkward silences, the audience may be confused and a ...

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Blood on the Moon – O’ Donoghue Theatre, Galway

Writer: Pierre Brault Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy Kicking off the first day of the annual Galway Theatre Festival is Blood on The Moon, a feast of physical theatre and historical intrigue. This production charts the journey of a man called James Patrick Whelan, a Galway-born Irish immigrant who is accused of murdering Thomas D’Arcy McGee, a former Irish rebel leader, ...

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