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Smallholding – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Chris Dunkley Director: Patrick Sandford Reviewer: Andy Moseley ‘You miss so much when you’re looking the other way’ proclaims Jen, one of the two characters in Smallholding. By the end of the play I was more concerned about what I’d seen looking the right way. Smallholding seems to have been conceived to meet Hightide Festivals selection criteria. Set in ...

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The Precariat – Finborough, London

Writer: Chris Dunkley Director: Chris New Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [rating:3] Against a backdrop of televisions held together with duct tape, Chris Dunkley’s story of a teenage boy getting to grips with his place in a financially precarious Britain unfolds. In the wake of the London riots of 2011, 15 year old schoolboy Finn must decide whether to pursue his education ...

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Smallholding – HighTide Festival, Halesworth

Writer: Chris Dunkley Director: Patrick Sandford Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3.5] The dream of escaping city life, returning to the countryside and becoming self-sufficient is something many aspire to in the middle of their hectic lifestyle. For Jen and Andy though their move from London to a rundown farm in Northamptonshire is about as far removed from that other tale of ...

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The Soft of her Palm – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Chris Dunkley Director: Ola Ince Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] Not many plays are set in Northampton and though Chris Dunkley’s The Soft of her Palm takes place there, it is more a signifier of ‘everytown’ rather than tied to this specific location. For domestic violence – the subject of this disturbingly intense and thought-provoking 80 minute play – can ...

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