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Speaking in Tongues: The Lies and The Truths – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

multiple swivel chairs in a black room

Writer: Andrew Bovell Director: Kathleen Douglas Reviewer: Stephen Bates Sometimes known as “glossolalia”, the term “speaking in tongues” relates to the use of words that have no meaning to the speaker. In Andrew Bovell’s two new plays, such words could form lies or they could be part of mindless ritual behaviour, but the proposition is made that ill-considered verbal communications ...

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Siren Song – Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Lisa McMullin Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty [rating:3] There is a lot to be said for straight up intimacy in a play and the size of the room at the Lion and Unicorn can deliver a few different kinds. There's the sort where you're warmly embraced by a production, brought into an inner world, loved and trusted. There's the ...

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