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A Moderate Soprano – Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Writer: David Hare Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Some rather good jokes are scattered throughout this piece. Gentle ones, polite ones. The type one could have expected in the drawing room at Totleigh Towers among the noblesse of interwar Britain. Hare, first producing this play in 2015, has captured an idea of upper-class language and humour excellently - whether ...

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Racing Demon – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: David Hare Director: Jonathan Church Reviewer: Claire Hayes Jonathan Church’s inaugural summer season for Bath’s Theatre Royal signalled changes from the moment his programme was revealed – without any hint of the usual Shakespeare or Coward. Instead, it opens with a revival of David Hare’s 1990 play Racing Demon, a meditation on the state of the Church of England, ...

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Skylight – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: David Hare Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Emma Boswell David Hare’s Olivier Award-winning Skylight comes to Mold’s Theatr Clwyd this month.  This new production of the 1995 drama is directed by its own Artistic Director, Tamara Harvey. Skylight tells the tale of thirty-something altruistic secondary school teacher Kyra (Jeany Spark), who is visited by both her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Jay Villiers), ...

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NEWS: Theatr Clwyd announce new season

Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd in Mold, has today announced her second season at the North Wales producing house. The Spring Season runs from February to May 2017 and includes three world premières, two classic revivals, and one new adaptation. Starting off the new season will be a new revival of David Hare's thrilling drama Skylight (9th Feb - ...

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The Red Barn – National Theatre, London

Writer: David Hare (adapted from the novel by Georges Simenon) Director: Robert Icke Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Sometimes a single event can change your life forever; it can set you on a path you didn’t expect, change you into someone else, it can even make you a murderer. Opening at The National Theatre, David Hare’s new play The Red Barn, adapted ...

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Young Chekhov: The Seagull – National Theatre, London

Writer: Anton Chekhov (adapted by David Hare) Director: Jonathan Kent Reviewer: Maryam Philpott One of the National Theatre’s biggest achievements in the past year is to redefine our image of Russian drama. Gone are the cluttered and claustrophobic rooms in dark homes and in their place a sense of openness, light and nature that typify the moneyed country setting of ...

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Young Chekhov: Platonov – National Theatre, London

Writer: Anton Chekhov Director: David Hare Reviewer: Maryam Philpott It’s not easy being adored, as many modern celebrities would attest; everyone wanting to be with them all the time, the endless flattery and the expectation that this monumental affection will be returned. Chekhov’s character Platonov experiences this exact problem as one weekend in the country he is reunited with a ...

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Young Chekhov: Ivanov – National Theatre, London

Writer: Anton Chekhov (adapted by David Hare) Director: Jonathan Kent Reviewer: Maryam Philpott A game player, depressive, self-absorbed, troubled, tortured, unwholesome and let down by life, is Ivanov a good man? This is the central question of Chekhov’s 1887 play, which examines the nature of guilt and suffering as well as the difference between how things appear to those on ...

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