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Small Island – National Theatre, London

Writer: Helen Edmundson Direction: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Maryam Philpott With further indignities heaped on the Windrush generation on the very day that The National Theatre’s new production of Small Island faced the press, this adaptation of the late Andrea Levy’s 2004 multi-award-winning novel couldn’t be more timely. With uncertainty over their UK status still unresolved, Helen Edmundson’s adaptation, directed by Rufus ...

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Touched – Nottingham Playhouse

Chloe Harris as Betty, Aisling Loftus as Joan, Vicky McClure as Sandra, Esther Coles as Mary and George Boden as Johnny in Touched

Writer: Stephen Lowe Director: Matt Aston Reviewer: Dave Smith Forty years after its premiere at the same venue, Stephen Lowe’s Touched gets a welcome revival, with the added attraction of one of TV’s hottest properties, Vicky McClure (Line of Duty, This Is England, Broadchurch), taking on her first professional stage rôle in her home city. The play is set in ...

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The Hotel Plays – Langham Hotel, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Anthony Banks, James Hillier, Jonathan Humphreys Reviewer: Ian Foster A soldier on leave, a lover in the cupboard, an actress in her dotage; newlyweds, mistresses, hucksters; satin pyjamas, warm croissants, endless liquor. Such is the stuff of many a hotel and in the plush surroundings of the Langham, London, all of the above and more can ...

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