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The Birds – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Adam Morley Reviewer: Maryam Philpott ‘Once you have killed, it calls you again and again… so they say.’ Alfred Hitchcock’s version of The Birds was a cutting edge film in both the director’s creation of suspense and in the filming techniques he employed to depict the ravaging mass of birds desecrating human life. In this new ...

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Rum and Vodka – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Stephen Darcy Reviewer: Lesley J. Russell Martin Donaghy plays the part convincingly in Rum and Vodka, this one-man tale of self-destruction, from throwing his computer out of his office window to adultery, assault and theft. A 25-year-old man tired of his mundane life, trapped by his own mistakes of early marriage, two children and a dull ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with… ETT Director Rachel Tackley

English Touring Theatre was founded in 1993 to create outstanding theatre and tour it to the widest possible audience.In 2008 Rachel Tackley took over the directorship of the company, making ETT the first large scale subsidised touring company to be producer-led.Under Tackley’s leadership the scope of ETT’s work widened to include adaptations of classic novels (Great Expectations, Grapes of Wrath), ...

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The Night Alive – Donmar Warehouse, London

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Conor McPherson Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [rating:4] Hot on the heels of Josie Rourke’s hugely successful revival of Conor McPherson’s The Weir, McPherson directs the world premiere of his newest work ‘The Night Alive’. The action takes place in the cluttered and grotty bedsit of Tommy, played with a compelling balance of dishonesty and charisma by Ciaran ...

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The Weir – Donmar Warehouse, London

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Josie Rourke Reviewer: Michael Brown [rating:5] Since its 1997 debut at the Royal Court, Conor McPherson’s play The Weir has rapidly risen to the status of modern masterpiece and even made it onto the National Theatre’s list of the top 100 most significant plays of the 20th Century. And in its first major revival, by Josie ...

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The Dance of Death – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: August Strindberg, in a new version by Conor McPherson Director: Titas Halder Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] The Donmar’s residency at the Trafalgar Studios 2 continues to showcase the work of new directors and now sees Titas Halder taking on the 1900 Strindberg play The Dance of Death, in a new version by Conor McPherson. Edgar and Alice are fast ...

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