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Finishing the Picture – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Phil Willmott Reviewer: Scott Matthewman To describe Arthur Miller’s final play as a thinly-veiled slice of autobiography would be an understatement. Set in Reno, Nevada in 1960 during the troubled shoot of a Hollywood film, it is a clear dramatic account of events surrounding shooting of The Misfits, whose screenplay was written by Miller and which ...

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Don’t Sleep There are Snakes – Park Theatre, London

Don't Sleep There Are Snakes at The Park Theatre, London

  Writer: Sebastian Armesto, Dudley Hinton and simple8 Director: Sebastian Armesto, Hannah Emanuel, Dudley Hinton Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Imagine you’ve been living in the Amazonian jungle for some time observing an undiscovered tribe; they’ve shared their culture with you, begun to teach you their language and you’re beginning to feel as though you belong. Then one night after a local ...

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The Lonely Soldier Monologues – Cockpit Theatre, London

  Writer: Helen Benedict Director: Prav MJ Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   It’s surprising just how little the experience of combat has changed in the last 100 years. The weapons have evolved, tactics modernised and public buy-in for the causes of war is no longer a given, but the emotions and processes the individual undergoes are fairly consistent. The initial adjustment ...

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