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The Laundry – Drayton Arms, London

Writers: Brandon Force, Nicole Palomba and Audrey Thayer Director: Tracy Collier Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Who we are and where we come from still matters more than we’d care to admit. In some circles, having the right lineage will still open all kinds of doors, while for others a shared cultural and religious heritage defines whole communities. But as each generation ...

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Tribe – London Theatre Workshop

Writers: Brandon Force, Matthew McCray and Rowena Russell Director: Matthew McCray Reviewer: Stephen Bates Few traditions originating from Edwardian England can still survive more than a century later without having undergone fundamental change. This new play, set in 2012, by Brandon Force, Matthew McCray and Rowena Russell examines how necessary change, difficult and painful, has been brought about in the ...

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Parade – London Theatre Workshop, London

Music and Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Book: Alfred Uhry Director: Jody Tranter Musical Director: Erika Gundesen Choreographer: Adam Scown Reviewer:Andy Moseley   While the West End seems to be taking an increasingly risk-averse approach to musicals after some high-profile failures, it’s a refreshing change to find a revival of a musical that does not fit the happy-go-lucky crowd pleaser mould ...

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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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Four by Tenn – Drayton Theatre, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Directors: Brandon Force, Ray Rackham, Sarah Shelton Reviewer: Jon Wainwright Even when the author is as great a writer as Tennessee Williams, one-act plays and early drafts are more likely to be curiosities for devotees rather than works of intrinsic theatrical merit. This production by the London Theatre Workshop convincingly disproves that assumption: here are four short ...

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