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Lonely Planet – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Steven Dietz Director: Ian Brown Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Sometimes, the only people you can rely on are your friends. During the AIDS crisis in the 1980s stories of families, neighbours and even whole communities turning their back on the suffering abound, and men learned to depend on one another. Following representations of this era writ large in landmark productions ...

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Lonely Planet – Tabard Theatre, London

Writer: Steven Dietz Director: Ian Brown Reviewer: Richard Maguire It’s taken over 20 years for Lonely Planet to reach Britain, and while this tight two-hander about the AIDS epidemic in America would have been more useful on the stage in the 1990s, it proves to be worth the wait. To make comparisons between Lonely Planet and Angels in America is inevitable, but perhaps unfair.  Tony Kushner’s Angels ...

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A Christmas Carol – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Neil Bartlett Director: Gus Miller Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Alongside turkey and mince pies, Charles Dickens’ tale of a miserly old Christmas hater getting his comeuppance has established itself as a permanent fixture in our seasonal celebrations. The story, also a clarion call for a more caring society, may well be over- familiar, but it can still stand up ...

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