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London Film Festival: Happy New Year Colin Burstead

Writer and Director: Ben Wheatley Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The country house drama is a British staple, the often-unexpected gathering of people resulting in secrets being unearthed and sometimes even murder most foul. Over the years writers and directors have given it a different twist including Robert Altman’s precursor to Downton Abbey, Gosford Park, a piercing examination of class and social ...

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Waiting for Godot – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Mark Thomson Reviewer: Gareth Davies Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre opens its 50th anniversary season with a play that was deemed controversial when it opened in London 60 years ago. Since then Samuel Beckett’sWaiting for Godotmay have lost its reputation as an unstageable anti-drama – famously derided by one critic as a play in which nothing happens, ...

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The Low Road – The Royal Court, London

Writer: Bruce Norris Director: Dominic Cooke Reviewer: David Ralf [rating:4] ‘Mr Norris, Mr Lustgarden, do stop looking at each other’s work!’ One economic satire snaps at another’s heels at The Royal Court, and despite incredible similarities in tone, argument and even some scenes Bruce Norris’ The Low Road ultimately packs a more dramatic punch than Anders Lustgarten’s If You Don’t ...

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