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NEWS: Landmark 50th for London’s Roundhouse

Half a century since first opening, London’s Roundhouse arts centre, Camden, has announced plans for a major anniversary year. The building, one of the most iconic performance spaces in the world and a state-of-the-art creative centre for young people, will mark three major anniversaries in 2016. In recognition, the venue has announced its intention to add to the physical footprint ...

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Roots – Donmar Warehouse, London

Writer: Arnold Wesker Director: James MacDonald Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:4] Roots may not have changed the world when it first appeared in the same way that John Osborne's Look Back in Anger touched a national chord, but it's still a fine example of the kitchen sink drama of the late 1950s. The burgeoning socialist politics of the era may seem ...

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NEWS: Raine Leads Roots Casting

The Donmar Warehouse has announced casting details for its forthcoming production of Arnold Weskers’ classic Roots, James Macdonald’s directorial début at the venue. It's 1958. Beatie Bryant has been to London and fallen in love with Ronnie, a young socialist. As she anxiously awaits his arrival to meet her family at their Norfolk farm, her head is swimming with new ...

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Denial – The King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Arnold Wesker Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher Reviewer: Michael JH Wells [rating:4] Those who desperately seek an answer will eventually find one, but the danger lies in who they trust to help them look – especially when they don’t know what they’re looking for. Denial is a play about a young woman, Jenny, who reaches a point in her life where ...

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