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The Christians – Gate Theatre, London

Writer: Lucas Hnath Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Anybody brought up in a Christian tradition of Sunday School and regular church visits will be familiar with the parables of the Gospels. For some young people it is their first real encounter with the morality tale, self-contained stories with a clear-cut moral that should be applied to real life. And ...

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The Christians – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Lucas Hnath Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: John Roberts Going from a 75 seat fringe venue in London, to a large regional venue and still keep the tight intimacy needed for a show such as The Christians is no easy feat, but The Gate Theatre manage to pull it off with thought provoking aplomb. Lucas Hnath’s production at surface level, ...

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The Three Lions – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: William Gaminara Director: Phillip Wilson Reviewer: Paul Downham The Three Lions is set in a series of hotel rooms in Switzerland during the final period of the 2018 Fifa World Cup bidding process in which England had submitted a bid. Out to Switzerland the Football Association had sent its prized assets, namely David Cameron, David Beckham and Prince William. ...

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The Three Lions – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: William Gaminara Director: Philip Wilson Reviewer: Glen Pearce In this election year, our stages seem to be as much awash with politicians as the traditional hustings, but it’s another vote that is centre to William Gaminara’s hilarious and well-observed The Three Lions. To match the heraldic emblem on the England national football team strip, in 2010 the FA wheeled ...

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Three Lions – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: William Gaminara Director: Philip Wilson Reviewer: Bill Avenell The concept of the representatives of the Houses of Windsor, Beckham and Cameron all sharing a room in a not very palatial hotel in Switzerland before the announcement of the Fifa World Cup venue in their attempt to gain the nomination for Great Britain is difficult to get one’s head round. ...

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The Body of an American – Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Dan O’Brien Director: James Dacre Reviewer: Maggie Constable At the Royal and Derngate’s wonderfully intimate underground studio we are treated this week to poet and writer Dan O’Brien’s The Body of An American, a play based on the experiences of war photographer Paul Watson, in particular his disturbing photo of the body of US soldier William Cleveland as it ...

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Less Than Kind – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Adrian Brown Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:2] The story behind Less Than Kind would make a good play in itself! The play was written by Rattigan in 1944 and tells the story of a young man who returns home from Canada, where he has been sent for safety during the war, to discover that his widowed mother ...

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