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Stories – National Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Nina Raine Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Hot on the heels of Consent, which scored a West End transfer for the National, comes Nina Raine’s new play Stories, charting one woman’s journey to find a sperm donor. Despite some very fine acting, Stories seems like a pilot for an abandoned TV sitcom from twenty years ago. Anna wants a baby and reaching ...

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Once In A Lifetime – The Young Vic, London

Writers: Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman Adapter: Christopher Hart Director: Richard Jones Reviewer: Tom Finch Richard Jones' revival of the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman Hollywood satire Once in a Lifetime follows the fortunes of three Vaudevillians who head west having smelled profit in the burgeoning 'Talkie' film industry. In an era of great upheaval in a young ...

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The Painkiller – Garrick Theatre, London

The Painkiller At The Garrick Theatre

Writer: Francis Veber Adaptor and Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Dan English   Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon provide a comedy masterclass as Branagh's Theatre Company opens their new offering, The Painkiller, at London's Garrick Theatre. Directed by Sean Foley, this adaptation of Francis Veber's Le Contrat sees Branagh and Brydon star as neighbours in the boutique hotel 'Maison de Lit'. ...

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Chimerica – Almeida Theatre, London

Writer: Lucy Kirkwood Director: Lyndsey Turner Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile [rating:5] Lucy Kirkwood’s epic yet always engaging play, ‘Chimerica’ had the whole audience gripped from its beginning right through to its end, 3 hours and 5 minutes later. This production is not for the faint hearted as the first half is 1 hour 45 minutes long but the writing, acting and ...

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Macbeth – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Music: Richard Taylor Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Jim Gillespie [rating:3.5] The devil is in the detail, and much of the detail is often stripped from the Scottish play to better tune it to modern secular sensibilities. In this striking restoration of some of the more obvious demonology in the play, the Crucible has redressed the balance between ...

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