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Chimerica – Almeida Theatre, London

Writer: Lucy Kirkwood Director: Lyndsey Turner Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile [rating:5] Lucy Kirkwood’s epic yet always engaging play, ‘Chimerica’ had the whole audience gripped from its beginning right through to its end, 3 hours and 5 minutes later. This production is not for the faint hearted as the first half is 1 hour 45 minutes long but the writing, acting and ...

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PREVIEW: 2013 UK theatre highlights

As venues across the country pack up the lastremnantsof panto for another year, thoughts begin to turn to the rich pickings on offer across the country in 2013. Our team of regional editors look at highlights coming up across the UK. South West – Chosen by Regional Editor Jacqui Onions As we enter 2013, Britten 100 is causing a stir ...

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The Dark Earth And The Light Sky – Almeida Theatre, London

Writer: Nick Dear Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Jonathan Baz [rating:2] The poet Edward Thomas led a full, if melancholy life, before enlisting to serve in the First World War and being killed in an explosion at Arras in 1917 at the age of 39. Nick Dear’s play charts Thomas’ life from his younger days and meeting Helen, whom he was ...

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Children’s Children – Almeida Theatre, London

Writer: Matthew Dunster Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Catherine Love [rating:2] Reunions of old friends are rarely the cause for sustained merriment on the stage, and so it proves in Matthew Dunster’s latest confused offering. Struggling couple Gordon and Sally are visiting drama school mate and now successful television presenter Michael and his wife Louisa for a pre-Christmas dinner, but the ...

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