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Monogamy – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Torben Betts Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Scott Matthewman There is a moment where dinner, as prepared by Caroline Mortimer (“Britain’s second favourite TV cook”) emerges from the oven, charred and smoking, overdone because the character’s attention was wandering all over the place. As goes the family roast, so goes Monogamy, which collapses under its writer’s inability to focus. Torben ...

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Building The Wall – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Robert Schenkkan Director: Jez Bond Reviewer: Christie-Luke Jones Building The Wall is an unsettling glimpse into a dystopian (near) future in which Trump’s America has declared martial law. The stage is a sterile prison meeting room in El Paso, Texas. The audience watches through Perspex walls as Rick (Trevor White), a Caucasian man in his 40s clad in an ...

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Pressure – Park Theatre, London

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In the same week that the Royal Air Force celebrates the 100thanniversary of its establishment as an independent service, uniting the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service, David Haig presents his new play about the unusual role of RAF personnel in the run-up to D-Day at the Park ...

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Vincent River – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Philip Ridley Director: Robert Chevara Reviewer: Stephen Bates Vincent River, Philip Ridley’s account of the devastating repercussions from a homophobic hate killing, was first performed at Hampstead Theatre in 2001. In the intervening years, society has changed (albeit not yet enough) and some of the specific details in the 80-minute one-act play feel dated, but, more generally, the persistence ...

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A Princess Undone – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Richard Stirling Director: Jonny Kelly Reviewer: Stephen Bates When she died in 2002, Princess Margaret looked to have completed her slow journey towards becoming a footnote on the pages of British history. However, interest in the Queen’s younger sister has been rekindled by the Netflix series The Crown and now Richard Stirling’s new play takes a further look at ...

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A Passage to India – Park Theatre, London

Writer: E.M Forster Adaptor: Simon Dormandy Director: Sebastian Armesto and Simon Dormandy Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “One cannot be friends with the English”, and the examination of this warning that runs through E. M. Forster’s celebrated novel A Passage to India which presages the fight for Indian independence in the year’s leading up to the First World War. There is no ...

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There or Here – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Jennifer Maisel Director: Vik Sivalingham Reviewer: Stephen Bates Maybe Donald Trump’s America frowns upon outsourcing of work to developing countries, but, back in 2006, the practice was widespread. Expanding on this theme, Los Angeles based writer Jennifer Maisel’s play comes up with the idea that it could have been easier and cheaper for would-be parents to find surrogate mothers ...

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White Fang – Park Theatre, London

Writer and director: Jethro Compton Reviewer: Stephen Bates In 2014, Jethro Compton brought his version of the film western The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance to the main stage here at the Park. Clearly a man undaunted by challenges, he now turns to an adaptation of Jack London’s classic 1906 novel White Fang, aiming to evoke its setting, the vast, ...

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