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The Sweet Science of Bruising – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Joy Wilkinson Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward Reviewer: Stephen Bates It could come as a surprise to many that, 143 years before Nicola Adams picked up her first Olympic Gold Medal, women’s boxing was already underway. Writer Joy Wilkinson delves into this little-known activity for her new play and uses it as the foundation for a startling, visceral account of ...

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Ciphers – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Writer: Dawn King Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4] The title of this piece by Dawn King is intriguing before the play starts. It’s described as a ‘provocative thriller about spies, double agents and the opaqueness of the human soul’ and, of course, a cipher is a secret code. But a cipher is also zero, nothing or a person ...

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The White House Murder Case – Orange Tree, Richmond

Writer: Jules Feiffer Director: Christopher Morahan Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:4] Taking place, in the round, half in the Oval Office, Washington DC and half in the rainforest battlefields of Brazil, the divided set of The White House Murder Case is designed by Sam Dowson. The nine male characters spend their time spinning the facts of various unfortunate situations in order ...

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