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Again – Trafalgar Studios 2

Writer: Stephanie Jacobs Director: Hannah Price Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Feeling like a bit of sci-fi combined with familiar strife, Again ticks some great boxes but leaves some important ones passed over. The audience in the Trafalgar Studio’s downstairs space are voyeurs to a small family, injured by the parents’ divorce and struggling to keep it all together. On the male ...

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BU21 – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Stuart Slade Director: Dan Pick Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty If the subject and execution doesn’t get you, the direct challenge to the audience will. The play uses a fictitious terrorist attack on London (a guided missile bringing flight BU21 down onto residential Fulham) and a support group set up for survivors as its core. Through this, we meet the characters, ...

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Miss Havisham’s Expectations – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer and Director: Di Sherlock Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Hovering over Charles Dickens’ enduringly popular novel Great Expectations like a spectre, Miss Havisham has become an iconic, pitiable figure and the programme for this production tells us the she has even given her name to the psychological condition of “stuck grief”. Jilted on her wedding day by the feckless Freddie, ...

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Sikes and Nancy – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: Charles Dickens Adapted by: James Swanton Reviewer: Stephen Bates   In his later years, when Charles Dickens had become an international celebrity, he took to the stage and toured, playing his most famous characters from Oliver Twist with such passion and ferocity that it is thought that the energy expended could have shortened his life. James Swanton, around three ...

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The Trials of Oscar Wilde – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: John O'Connor &Merlin Holland Director: Pater Craze Reviewer: Stephen Bates Showcase trials of celebrities are commonplace nowadays, but the Victorians led the way with two 1895 trials involving the writer Oscar Wilde that have continued to fascinate ever since. Writers John O'Connor &Merlin Holland (Wilde’s grandson) have based this play on the original words spoken during the trials, the ...

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Third Finger Left Hand – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: Dermot Canavan Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family. The bond between siblings can be a powerful thing whether cleaving together or pulling apart and based on the richly complex story of his own sisters, Dermot Canavan’s Third Finger, Left Hand explores the memories of life lived together ...

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The Silence of the Sea – Donmar Warehouse at the Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: Vercors, in a new version by Anthony Weigh Director: Simon Evans Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] The final entry in the final year of the Resident Assistant Director programme which has seen the Donmar Warehouse periodically take over Trafalgar Studios 2 is The Silence of the Sea, directed by Simon Evans. Anthony Weigh has fashioned a new theatrical version of ...

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The Dance of Death – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: August Strindberg, in a new version by Conor McPherson Director: Titas Halder Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] The Donmar’s residency at the Trafalgar Studios 2 continues to showcase the work of new directors and now sees Titas Halder taking on the 1900 Strindberg play The Dance of Death, in a new version by Conor McPherson. Edgar and Alice are fast ...

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