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Pinter 4: Moonlight / Night School – Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Writer: Harold Pinter Directors: Lyndsey Turner and Ed Stambollouian Reviewer: Maryam Philpott After three successful collections, Jamie Lloyd hands over the directorial reigns for the fourth outing of Pinter at the Pinter with mixed results. Lyndsey Turner directs the 1993 70-minute piece Moonlight while Ed Stambollouian takes charge of the latest revival of 1979’s Night School, which together give Pinter ...

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What Shadows – The STUDIO, Birmingham REP

Ian McDiarmid as Enoch Powell, delivering his Rivers of Blood speech

Writer: Chris Hannan Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The Swinging Sixties were known for many things – the sexual revolution and the rise of protests on the streets being among them. And towards the end, in Birmingham in 1968, a speech by a local Member of Parliament caused a storm that is still felt today. Enoch Powell was a ...

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All That Fall – Arts Theatre, London

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Max Stafford-Clark Reviewer: Tom Finch All That Fall is often cited as one of Beckett’s most naturalistic and accessible plays. Originally performed as a radio play in 1957 it tells the story of Mrs Mooney, an elderly Irish woman who is making the arduous walk to her nearest train station to pick up her blind husband ...

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All That Fall – Bristol Old Vic Paint Studio

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Max Stafford-Clark Reviewer: Kris Hallett   Max Stafford-Clark when asked by the ever-protective Beckett estate on what his vision was for the playwright’s 1956 radio play All That Fall allegedly answered that he had no vision. In his case, he meant this literally. The actors enter the space, dressed in everyday gear and ask us to ...

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All My Sons – Open Air Theatre, London

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: James Bartholomeusz Arthur Miller stands in the laudable but challenging position of being a genuinely popular playwright who, regardless, never gave up on presenting his audiences with uncomfortable questions. Most famous, at least in Britain, for The Crucible (1953), in which he found a medium for satirising McCarthyism in the literal witch-hunts of ...

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NEWS: Seth Numrich joins Kim Cattrall in Sweet Bird of Youth

Producers have announced that acclaimed Broadway actor Seth Numrich will be joining Kim Cattrall in Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth at The Old Vic. Directed by Marianne Elliott the play will open at The Old Vic on 12 June (with previews from 1 June) Numrich most recently starred in the celebrated Broadway production of Golden Boy and the original ...

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Desolate Heaven – Theatre503, London

Writer: Ailís Ní Ríain Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] If you see two more accomplished or affecting debut performances this year than those of Carla Langley and Evelyn Lockley at the Theatre503, then you will be very lucky indeed. Along with the more seasoned Bríd Brennan, they star in Desolate Heaven, a new play from Irish composer and ...

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Henry V – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Ashwin Bhardwaj [rating:3.5] The Globe’s rendition of this most patriotic of plays comes in the midst of a summer of nationalistic fervour and monarchist pride. But during the time of Henry Plantaganet, collapsing Spanish banks are the least of Europe’s worries, as the English king lays claim to the lands of France. Jamie ...

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