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We Anchor in Hope – The Bunker Theatre, London

Writer: Anna Jordan Director: Chris Sonnex Reviewer: David Guest Leading 18th century writer, Samuel Johnson, once said, “There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.” Whether you’re popping down to the local for a swift half, settling down for G&T and chat, joining the tribe to ...

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The Monkey – Theatre 503, London

Writer: John Stanley Director: Russell Bolam Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Do graphic depictions of violence on TV and in film influence our behaviour or do they merely reflect it? With many cinematic depictions of gangsters from the Krays to virtually any Tarantino showing them as glamorous, even semi-romantic, mythical figures, has this become an aspirational lifestyle for young men? John Stanley’s ...

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Fury – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Phoebe Eclair-Powell Director: Hannah Hauer-King Reviewer: Andy Moseley Sam is young. Sam is impulsive. Sam is a single mum with two children who is being blackmailed into having sex with the man in the flat above hers. Sam cleans the man’s flat for cash-in-hand undeclared income. Sam is a collection of box ticking dramatic clichés rolled into one. But ...

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So Here We Are – HighTide Festival, Aldeburgh

Writer: Luke Norris Director: Steven Atkinson Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Southend and the Thames Estuary are proving to be fertile hunting grounds for HighTide. A couple of years ago Vickie Donoghue’s Mudlarks explored the desire of Essex youth to escape the confines of the estuary and now Luke Norris’ So Here We Are also looks at a trapped generation. For ...

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If You Don’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You Sleep – Royal Court Theatre, London

Writer: Anders Lustgarten Director: Simon Godwin Reviewer: Andy Moseley [rating:4.5] In his programme notes, Anders Lustgarten says “now’s the time for the return of proper political theatre.” While some may argue it has never really gone away, it’s true that there has been a dearth of good political theatre recently, with too many ‘politics by numbers’ plays that tick social ...

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