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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Peter Nichols Director: Simon Evans Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In times of crisis Brits are famous for a sense of humour and endless stoicism but while that “Blitz Spirit” may apply to times of war and national crisis, Peter Nichols semi-biographical 1967 play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, enjoying a rare outing at the Trafalgar Studios, suggests ...

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Nightfall – The Bridge Theatre, London

Writer: Barney Norris Director: Laurie Sansom Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Opening in October last year, the new Bridge Theatre created plenty of excitement, particularly with its plan to focus primarily on new work. The stunning revival of Julius Caesar aside, two new shows in and all that early promise is waning. In the time that Nicholas Hytner’s new auditorium was conceived and ...

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The Father – Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Florian Zeller Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Laura Hesketh “Who exactly am I?” is the question which haunts Florian Zeller’s play The Father. This intense production magnifies the confusions and ambiguities that plague people living with dementia and questions who and what we become when our brain fails us. At some point, everyone has walked into a room searching for ...

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