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Chair – Lyric Hammersmith, London

Writer and director: Edward Bond Reviewer: Catherine Love [rating:3]   In the concluding offering of Edward Bond’s trio of Chair Plays, the future looks anything but bright. We are in 2077 and the chair of the title, a surprisingly sinister piece of furniture, is offered by Alice to a soldier waiting to escort a strangely familiar looking prisoner to her ...

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Hormonal Housewives – Richmond Theatre, London

Writers: Julie Coombe and John McIsaac Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:1.5]   Despite being billed as “a night of fun and frolics with the girls”, Hormonal Housewives offers little to their largely female audience other than well-worn material about the trials and tribulations of womanhood. A three-hander that explores this through direct address, dance routines and sketches, it offers nothing new ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 14th MAY 2012

Theatre is at its most powerful when it reflects our everyday lives. Love, affairs, death, class, education - all provide writers with plenty of material for powerful drama. Catherine Love looks at some productions across the country this week that hold a mirror to our lives.   1) BETRAYAL – CRUCIBLE THEATRE, SHEFFIELD Harold Pinter’s backwards tale of an affair ...

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Circles – Various Venues, London

Writer: Beverly Andrews Director: Vik Sivalingam Music: Lyra Laura Veroli Reviewer: Samuel Hopkins [rating: 3.0]   Circles is a site specific interactive piece of theatre exploring ideas of empathy; each night the audience is transported to four very contrasting worlds to watch the stories of four central characters unfold, all to be concluded on the 5th and final night. From ...

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The Beekeeper – Waterloo East, London

Writer: Michael Ashton Director: Adrian McDougall Reviewer: Theo Cowan [rating: 3]   Michael Ashton’s The Beekeeper explores the unusual relationship built between Monowitz prisoner Menachem Stressler (Eliot Giuralarocca) and Commandant Richard Baer (Robert Harding). Protagonist Stressler is Monowitz’s allocated beekeeper, supplying honey for the Nazi officers. Seen by his peers as a collaborator, he is kept in isolation by the ...

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Mother Adam – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Charles Dyer Director: Gene David Kirk Reviewer: Sheila Cornelius [rating:3.5] Jermyn Street Theatre’s production of a rarely performed, fascinating sixties tragedy is a real treat for theatre-goers and was warmly applauded by an enthusiastic audience. Adam’s elderly mother is the last survivor of a missionary family whose members met various gruesome ends in outposts of the Empire. Now bedridden ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 7th May 2012

There's a real focus on the quality of writing in theatre at the moment, and up and down the country productions are being staged that celebrate the power of writing. From brand new plays to classics, to plays looking at writers themselves - the word is King. Catherine Love sharpens her pen and picks five of the best playing this ...

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PREVIEW: The Night of 1000 Voices, Royal Albert Hall

The Night of 1000 Voices is a large-scale charity concert that has been running annually since 1999. UK choirs and stage schools join musical theatre professionals on stage at an epic venue – this year, the Royal Albert Hall – to sing their hearts out in aid of a good cause. This year’s concert is on Sunday 6th May, and ...

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