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The Host – The Yard Theatre, London

Writer: Nessah Muthy Director: Zoe Lafferty Reviewer: Richard Maguire In the 2016 Brexit referendum almost 60% of London voters elected to remain, and in response to the result, Mayor Sadiq Khan launched his #LondonisOpen campaign. He said ‘We don’t simply tolerate each other’s differences, we celebrate them.’ But when push comes to shove how welcoming are Londoners to foreigners? This ...

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Bitches – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Bola Agbaje Director: Valentina Ceschi Reviewer: Alex Ramon Founded in 1956, as the first youth theatre in the world, and having boasted the likes of Helen Mirren, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Daniel Day-Lewis among its members, the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain remains a vital and vibrant force: a great place for aspiring actors and practitioners to get their ...

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The Fall – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: James Fritz Director: Matt Harrison Reviewer: Fergus Morgan The average age of Britain is increasing. There are more pensioners in the UK today than there have ever been. One in three children born in 2016 will live to 100. Any way you slice it, Britain is growing old. And this can only cause problems. In his new play,The Fall, ...

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The Tempest – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Jay Mailer as Ferdinand and Beth Markey as Miranda in the National Youth Theatre Co-Production of The Tempest

Writer: William Shakespeare, adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz Director: Caroline Steinbeis Reviewer: Fergus Morgan The Tempest is, like a few of Shakespeare’s later efforts, a difficult one to get right. It hovers uneasily between knockabout comedy, fairy-tale love story, revenge thriller and socio-political satire. And, when you chuck in the meta-theatricality – Prospero’s parting soliloquy is supposedly the Bard’s farewell to ...

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INTERVIEW: National Youth Theatre’s Melissa Taylor

Talk to actors and they'll often say the best training used to be in the rep system. Those rep opportunities are now sadly rare but in an attempt to offer the opportunity to a new generation of actors, the National Youth Theatre (NYT) is currently staging three plays in London's West End. Glen Pearce spoke to NYT member Melissa Taylor ...

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Wuthering Heights – Ambassadors Theatre, London

  Writer: Emily Bronte Adaptor: Stephanie Street Director: Emily Lim Reviewer: Ann Bawtree   The choice of Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights as the basis for a play is ambitious but understandable. The subject matter of unrequited and doomed love is well suited to the age of members of the splendid National Youth Theatre. This is indeed an organisation to ...

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LATITUDE 2015: The World’s Wife

Artist(s): National Youth Theatre Writer: Carol Ann Duffy Venue: PoetryArena Reviewer: James Bartholomeusz Without even being physically present at Henham Park, British poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy is one of the writers dominating this year’s Latitude Festival. While thursday night saw a screening of her hugely acclaimed existential verse-play Everyman live from the National Theatre, the following lunchtime the Poetry ...

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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: National Youth Theatre

Following a run at London's Ambassador's Theatre, The National Youth Theatre are preparing to bring Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife to Suffolk's Latitude Festival. The Public Reviews caught up with cast membersAnna Spearpoint, Grace Stotesbury, Helena Antoniou, Maria Shury-Smith and Alice Brittain and set them the challenge of answering our Latitude Lowdown questions (no conferring now!).   How would ...

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