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The Robbers – New Diorama Theatre, London

Writer: Friedrich Schiller Director: Mark Leipacher Reviewer: Stephen Bates Written when he was still at school and first performed in 1781, The Robbers is German playwright Friedrich Schiller’s debut play. Here The Faction ensemble is reviving it as the third in its current repertory season, all performed at this theatre by the same company of actors. It joins Hamlet and ...

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Thebes – New Diorama Theatre, London

Writer: Gareth Jandrell (after Sophocles and Aeschylus) Director: Rachel Valentine Smith Reviewer: Alice McGuigan [rating:4] “I vow to save you once more, my Thebes. My city” promises King Oedipus, unaware that his own fate has already set its suffering in motion. Presented by The Faction and written by Gareth Jandrell, this modern adaptation condenses Sophocles’ and Aeschylus’ classical Theban plays. ...

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Henry V – Latitude Festival, Henham Park

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Roland Smith Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:2.5]   ‘May we cram, within this wooden O….’ For the Latitude Festival, Theatre Delicatessen take the wooden reference to the extreme – taking to the Henham woods for an open air performance, split across two days. It gives the production an air of a military camp, as soldiers mingle among ...

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Henry V – Theatre Delicatessen, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Roland Smith Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3] There’s something a little perverse about the most striking moment in Theatre Delicatessen’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V being one of no words, but in the anguished looks of two military medical staff waiting in the bunker as conflict rages noisily above them, there’s a flash of genuinely powerful theatre. ...

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