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Queen Anne – Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Writer: Helen Edmundson Director: Natalie Abrahami Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Fascination with monarchy and the frailties and frivolities of the ruling classes has never really gone out of fashion with the public. Watching a work such as Helen Edmundson’s Queen Anne reinforces the fact that politics, both high and low, has always been, to some degree, crude, rude, unseemly and scrappy. ...

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Revolt. She said. Revolt again – Shoreditch Town Hall

Writer:Alice Birch Director:Erica Whyman Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Alice Birch’s Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. is a play that doesn’t behave as expected. It disintegrates, breaking boundaries of form and language, wrestling with inconceivably large issues, and frantically pursuing diverse streams of thought, until it breaches incomprehensibility. But then, it is a play about women not behaving as expected, ferociously exposing ...

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The Harvest – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Pavel Pryazhko Translated by: Sasha Dugdale Director: Michael Boyd Reviewer: Claire Hayes Ustinov Studio regulars have become accustomed to taking their comedy black, following an autumn 2014 season which culminated with Eugène Ionesco’s Exit the King. But The Harvest, the first production of the Ustinov’s spring 2015 World Theatre season and a UK premiere for Belarusian writer Pavel Pryazhko, ...

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The Dog, The Night and The Knife – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Marius von Mayenburg Director: Oliver Dawe Reviewer: Nichola Daunton   You can always tell when a play is from the continent (other than by looking at the writers name) as it’s usually totally different from the traditional well-made plays that are still being churned out here in the UK. Written by German writer Marius von Mayenburg, the UK premiere ...

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