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Race – Assembly George Square Studios, Edinburgh

Director: Clare Mortimer Reviewer: Gareth Davies The set-up seems simple – a wealthy white man is accused of raping a black woman in a hotel room. But for Pulitzer prize-winning writer David Mamet inRace, this scenario is the launchpad for a coruscating exploration of notions of shame, guilt, reparation and trust. The white accused (Michael Gritten) consults his prospective defence ...

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Oleanna – Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall, Edinburgh

Director: Jerome Pride Writer: David Mamet Reviewer: Danielle Shields David Mamet’s thought-provoking 1992 play deals with a controversial and current issue in our society: the testing relationship between a university professor and his student. When university student Carol accuses her teacher John of sexual assault, his career and plans for a new home are put on the line. BasicallyOleannais a ...

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Race – Hampstead Theatre, London

Writer: David Mamet Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [rating:3] Three years after its not altogether positively-received debut on Broadway, Mamet’s searing attack on prejudice and inequality opens at the Hampstead Theatre, directed by Terry Johnson. In true Mamet style, it is a play that stands onstage firing dialogue with machine-gun speed and ferocity into the audience for the full ...

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