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The Machine Stops – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Adam Slynn and Maria Gray in The Machine Stops

Writer: EM Forster Adaptor: Neil Duffield Director: Juliet Foster Reviewer:  Nicole Evans Living in virtual isolation in her hexagonal chamber, deep in a manufactured dystopian retreat far below the, supposedly now inhabitable, earth’s surface, Vashti prepares to present her lecture on matters of the world as it was once experienced when humans lived above ground. Connected to her students, and ...

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The Machine Stops – Jacksons Lane Theatre, London

Writer: EM Forster Adaptor: Neil Duffield Director: Juliet Foster Reviewer: Stephen Bates We think of EM Forster and we think of stories about the English upper classes at home and abroad in the early part of the 20th Century. Science fiction we regard as the territory of his contemporary, HG Wells, so it comes as a surprise to discover that Neil Duffield’s ...

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Under the Mulberry Tree – The Studio at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Timothy Jones Director: Hannah Eidinow Reviewer: Edie Ranvier Edinburgh is labouring under a glut of plays, written by men, about how infertility turns women into psychopathic harridans.At the Lyceum, Tim Barrow’s Union is busy portraying Queen Anne, on the back of her miscarriages, as an unhinged despot who goes about breast-feeding a swaddled doll, leaving off occasionally to oppress ...

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The Cannibal Valour of Bussy D’Ambois – St. Giles Church, London

Writer: George Chapman Director: Brice Stratford Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty [rating:4] Genuinely, it is doubtful that for a fiver you will be more entertained in London. Sit at the front near the aisles of this beautiful church and not only will you hear everything perfectly (church acoustics are a bit echo-y) but you’ll also feel like you’re a character in this ...

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