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Strangers In Between – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: Tommy Murphy Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher Reviewer: David Guest Growing pains and relationships are explored in the warm-hearted Strangers in Between, a coming of age drama set in Australia that tugs the heartstrings as well as constantly jolting the funny bone. The production’s reputation precedes it, journeying as it does from its first outing a couple of years ago at ...

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The Grinning Man  – Trafalgar Studios, London

Book and Lyrics: Carl Grose Director: Tom Morris Reviewer: Richard Maguire Smiling all the way from Bristol’s Old Vic, where it received rave reviews, new British musical The Grinning Man now bares his teeth at London’s Trafalgar Studios. If only his bite was sharper. The Grinning Man, or Grinpayne as he’s known to his friends, is facially disfigured with a ...

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Le Grand Mort – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Stephen Clark Director: Christopher Renshaw Reviewer: Maryam Philpott We live in a society that fetishes death; our fear of its swift inevitability has led us to create elaborate rituals for recently departed loved-ones, we preserve every aspect of our history in glass cases and are endlessly fascinated by the deaths of movie stars who died decades ago. And while ...

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Apologia – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Alexi Kaye Campbell Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Alex Ramon Following on from his popular 2008 Royal Court debut with the dual-timeline gay drama The Pride, Alexi Kaye Campbell’s second play Apologia was produced at the Bush in 2009. It’s one of a number of plays of its period (Mike Bartlett’s Love Love Love and Stephen Beresford’s The Last of ...

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Disco Pigs – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Enda Walsh Director: John Haidar Reviewer: Stephen Bates The word "disco" may have been falling into disuse in the last couple of decades, but Irish writer Enda Walsh's coming of age play Disco Pigs looks as sharp and relevant as ever in this 20th Anniversary revival. Runt (Evanna Lynch) and Pig (Colin Campbell) were born at exactly the same ...

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Kiss Me – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Anna Ledwich Reviewer: Stephen Bates Most of us know about the death toll from the First World War and the Spanish 'Flu outbreak that followed it, but Richard Bean's bitter-sweet romantic comedy, first seen at Hampstead Theatre in 2016, considers what one of the consequences may have been - an urgent need to re-populate the nation, ...

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Buried Child – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writers: Sam Shepard Director: Scott Elliot Reviewer: Niall Harman With a title like Buried Child, it should come as no surprise that Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play has its dark moments. It also comes with a fair few laughs and at times borders on farce. This creates a problematic mix, as it that neither Shepard nor director Elliot has been ...

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Lunch | The Bow of Ulysses – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Steven Berkoff Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Written and set 20 years apart, Steven Berkoff's one-act plays Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses feature the same couple. Presented here as a contiguous story, with both 45-minute plays performed without an interval between, there is the chance to see both the changing facets of a relationship and the developing ...

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