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The Remains Of The Day – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Kazuo Ishiguro Adapter: Barney Norris Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Alice Fowler Kazuo Ishiguro's masterpiece is all about the path not taken: a study in regret, the strictures of class and what happens when we refuse to see the truth. Stevens, the butler at the story's heart, is a man careful never to forget his umbrella, but whose own feelings ...

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The Remains of the Day – Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Writer: Barney Norris, from the book by Kazuo Ishiguro Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: James Garrington The Remains of the Day is, without doubt, an extraordinary piece of theatre. This world premiere production is based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s masterpiece, and it is done extremely well. Like the book, it contains a great many themes and strands, sometimes interwoven and sometimes standing alone and ...

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On the Exhale – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Martin Zimmerman Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Stephen Bates Take a deep breath. Martin Zimmerman’s 70-minute monologue takes us on a suspenseful ride through modern urban paranoias that we hope belong to a distant land and then realise maybe not. Director Christopher Haydon had a big hit in this same studio space at the 2013 Festival with Grounded, the story ...

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Trying It On – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Writer: David Edgar Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Selwyn Knight David Edgar is 70 this year. Simple subtraction shows that he was 20 in 1968, the year known for student unrest and demonstrations across the world. And while Edgar didn’t take part in demonstrations, he was nevertheless beating the socialist drum as chair of the Socialist Society (or “SocSoc”) at Manchester ...

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The Caretaker – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Christopher Haydon Designer: Oliver Townsend Reviewer: Leah Tozer Harold Pinter's inspiration for his tragicomic play The Caretaker was seeing two men in the same room, acting separately and in isolation, 'a moment frozen in time'. Director Christopher Haydon and designer Oliver Townsend's set for Bristol Old Vic and Royal & Derngate, Northampton's production, on display as the audience ...

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Diary Of A Madman – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Al Smith Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Al Smith's Diary Of A Madman is arguably the cherry on the top of the Traverse Theatre's Fringe. Staged in conjunction with Notting Hill's Gate Theatre, this loose adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's 1835 short story is sublimely topical, burning with a potent cocktail of caustic humour and socio-political anger and boasting ...

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NEWS: Christopher Haydon to step down from Gate Theatre

After five years at the helm of London's Gate Theatre, Christopher Haydon has today, [14 July 2016], announced he will step down as Artistic Director in January 2017. Haydon will continue programming the Gate up until May 2017, with his last season being announced in late 2016. The post of Artistic Director at the Gate Theatre will be advertised shortly. ...

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The Christians – Gate Theatre, London

Writer: Lucas Hnath Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Anybody brought up in a Christian tradition of Sunday School and regular church visits will be familiar with the parables of the Gospels. For some young people it is their first real encounter with the morality tale, self-contained stories with a clear-cut moral that should be applied to real life. And ...

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