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Dido: Queen of Carthage – The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Aman an a woman talk over a table

Writer: Christopher Marlowe Director: Kimberley Sykes Reviewer: John Kennedy  The she-wolf suckled twins, Romulus and Remus, sacrosanct symbols of Ancient Rome’s foundation, never got in the way of shrewd chancer and Roman poet, Virgil, in his bid to re-jig legend and myth in pursuit of a lucrative propaganda pitch. Plagiarising, ‘reimagining’ Homer’s Odyssey, Virgil’s Aeneid epic celebrates the perilous voyages ...

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Blind / Doing the Business – Courtyard Theatre, London

Writer: Doug Lucie Directors: Sean Turner (Blind), Saul Reid (Doing the Business) Reviewer: Mary Halton The ‘business of art’ is not tackled head on in theatre with much regularity, for rather glaringly obvious reasons. However, this double bill on the price of sponsorship from Triple Jump Theatre is a reminder that when it comes to money, some things really do ...

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The Fu Manchu Complex – Ovalhouse, London

Writer: Daniel York Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty [rating:3.5] Please Note: this play has the potential to be outrageously racist and offensive. In fact, in someone else’s hands the scrip could be made into a truly horrendous and objectionable piece of work. One that would be a favourite among those who see a stranger with different skin-tone a direct ...

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