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Stuff Happens – National Theatre, London

Writer and Director:David Hare Reviewer: Stephen Bates It has taken Sir John Chilcot seven years to finalise his report on the second Iraq war and its surrounding circumstances. Playwright David Hare delivered his verdict on events leading up to that war on the stage of the National’s Olivier Theatre little more than a year after the initial US/UK-led invasion took ...

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Red Velvet – Garrick Theatre, London

Writer: Lolita Chakrabarti Director: Indhu Rubasingham Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Premiering in 2012 as director Indhu Rubasingham’s first programmed work at the Tricycle Theatre, Lolita Chakrabarti’s biography of the first black actor to play Othello on the London stage reaches the West End at a time when issues of race and casting are as prominent as ever. The majority of Chakrabarti’s ...

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The Distance – Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Deborah Bruce Director: Charlotte Gwinner Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Female friendships, the demands of parenthood and relationships are but some of the issues explored in this wickedly funny and poignant play. The Distance is the first co-production between Sheffield Theatres and the Orange Tree Theatre, London. It was originally produced by and premièred at The Orange Tree in 2014, and ...

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The Absence of War – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: David Hare Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Claire Hayes David Hare’s forensic examination of the recurring electoral misfortunes of the Labour Party, loosely based on events surrounding the 1992 election, ends its 2015 tour with an election week stopover in Bath. Originally staged back in 1993, The Absence of War follows the fortunes of George Jones, a man who has ...

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The Absence Of War – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: David Hare Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Clare Howdon   David Hare’s The Absence of War has been resurrected over two decades since its creation and marks the first collaboration between Headlong, Sheffield theatres and Rose Theatre, Kingston. It is also obviously no coincidence that it is touring merely months before one of the UK’s most unpredictable general elections in ...

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