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Chekhov’s First Play – The Playhouse, Liverpool

Adaptor/Director: Ben Kidd and Bush Moukarzel Reviewer: Imogen Rowe Chekhov developed a particular style in his playwriting that can be seen to evolve throughout the course of his career. Coming in at the very start, Dead Centre distil and expound the essence of Chekhov’s style, themes and characters, taking what is thought to be Chekhov’s first, unfinished, play and using ...

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You’re Human Like the Rest of Them – The Finborough, London

Writer: B. S. Johnson Director: Carla Kingham Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Before his death in 1973 at the age of 40, B. S. Johnson had written several novels, plays and TV films, often with a Beckettian eye for the surreal. The Finborough’s new trilogy of three of his short works serves as an interesting introduction to his work, albeit with a ...

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