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The Keepers of Infinite Space – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Omar El-Khairy Director: Zoe Lafferty Reviewer: Harry Stern A play that is founded on the intricacies of the continuing Israeli/Palestinian conflict is necessarily one that must address all that is inherently fraught and terrible in this most irreconcilable of human strife. The specific politics of the struggle cannot be ignored. Yet the human cost is sometimes marginalised in the ...

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Rapture Blister Burn – Hampstead Theatre, London

Writer: Gina Gionfriddo Director: Peter Dubois Reviewer: Ian Foster US writer Gina Gionfriddo’s play Becky Shaw was a bracingly funny hit at the Almeida back in 2011 and her latest hit to land on these shows is Rapture, Blister, Burn encouraging its own new debates about modern feminism at the Hampstead Theatre. Taking an intellectual look at competing feminist theories, ...

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The Weir – Wyndham’s Theatre, London

Writer: Conor McPherson Director Josie Rourke Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty The oral tradition of telling stories about the little people and the genuine superstitious nervousness that surrounds talking about such things has long been at the core of Irish culture. Before the written word, the travelling seanchaí was always in demand as the keeper of the stories and was listened to ...

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Faster Higher Stronger Straighter – Dominion Studio, London

Writer: Damien Tracey Director: Whitney Mosery Reviewer: Christopher Hong At a time when the Winter Olympics, Russia and its latest law on banning homosexual propaganda dominate the headlines, Damien Tracey has written a new play which aims to highlight and advocate for LGBT rights in Russia and beyond. Two parallel storylines run through the play with one depicting a couple ...

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Singular Sensations: Patricia Routledge – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Reviewer: Alex Ramon Singular Sensations is a series of Sunday afternoon interviews with musical theatre luminaries, held at the Charing Cross Theatre and hosted by Edward Seckerson. The inaugural season of these sessions, which began last September, has proved very popular and has so far seen appearances from Kerry Ellis, Howard Goodall, Janie Dee and John Wilson; Jenna Russell and ...

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Sleeping Beauty in the Wood – Little Angel Theatre, London

Director and Designer: Joy Haynes Reviewer: Harry Stern The Little Angel knows what it’s doing. Since its inception in 1961 it has introduced thousands of North London children to live theatre. The space, an old Temperance Hall, is charming, the staff are charming and the audience arrives, predisposed to being charmed by the stories they are to be told. It ...

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The Pardoner’s Tale – Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Geoffrey Chaucer Director/Adapter/Composer: Lewis Gibson Reviewer: Chris Combemale Is greed truly the root of all evil? Startlingly original and deliciously entertaining, Lewis Gibson’s children’s revival of Chaucer’s The Pardoner’s Tale is a vibrant exploration into the conman Pardoner. With breath-taking live music, a magically empty stage and snow falling from the skies, this ingenious production of an old and ...

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