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Other People’s Money – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Jerry Sterner Director: Katharine Farmer Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “Money is unconditional acceptance” argues Lawrence Garfinkle, the soulless raider from Wall Street who buys flailing companies only to sell off their assets in Jerry Sterner’s 1989 play which became a film two years later. Revived now at the Southwark Playhouse, Other People’s Money is the evocation of the “greed is good” mantra, ...

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City of Champions – Theatre Workshop, London

Writer and director: Steve Brown Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Hollywood studios are usually keen to point out that no animals are harmed during the shooting of their films, but harming children could be another matter. Steve Brown’s searing drama is a reminder that, for every Jodie Foster or Christian Bale who makes the transition from child to adult stardom, there is a…well, no ...

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Ah, Wilderness – London Theatre Workshop, London

Writer: Eugene O’Neill Director: Brandon Force Reviewer: Andy Moseley For anyone who saw the recent revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night, or knows about Eugene O’Neill’s life or plays, Ah, Wilderness is something of an oddity. A semi-biographical comedy from a writer more closely associated with plays that paint bleak, if not tragic, pictures of ruined lives. More curiously, ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Proof – Pleasance Courtyard

Writer: David Auburn Director: David Hutchinson Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:5] Evocative and elegantly written, Proof is a piece about the fine line between genius and insanity and of four people bound together by blood, duty and mathematics. One of three productions of the play at this year’s Fringe, this version by Sell A Door Theatre Company brings to it their ...

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