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Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. – Royal Court, London

Writer: Caryl Churchill Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Richard Maguire Greek myths and the plots of Shakespeare give substance to Caryl Churchill’s new plays currently at the Royal Court. Over three short plays, each lasting around 15 minutes, and one play lasting about an hour, Churchill questions whether we can live our own lives or whether we are governed by fate. ...

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FILM REVIEW: Making Noise Quietly

Writer: Robert Holman, Nick Drake and Mark Rosenblatt Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Theatre has long overlapped with film, benefiting from the application of cinematic techniques on stage thanks to the pioneering work of companies like Complicitéand renowned directors including Ivo Van Hove and Robert Icke, while actors have always moved back and forth with ease between the two. ...

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Escaped Alone – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Caryl Churchill Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Claire Hayes It’s all too easy to dismiss four women of 70 years or more, sitting in a garden on a summer’s afternoon. At this time of life, women are often condemned to a cloak of creeping invisibility – good for a little childcare, but otherwise functionally irrelevant. In a compelling 50 minutes, ...

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Escaped Alone – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Caryl Churchill Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Caryl Churchill’s new play, produced by The Royal Court in London, is venturing on a small tour after playing two sold out runs in London. A small tour it may be – taking in Salford, Cambridge and Bristol – but it has just returned from a visit stateside after two weeks ...

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Escaped Alone – Royal Court Theatre, London

The cast of Escape Alone at The Royal Court

Writer: Caryl Churchill Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Stephen Bates The calm of an English suburban garden on a Summer afternoon provides the misleading primary setting for Caryl Churchill’s bold and original one-act comedy. All is not what it at first seems and, in a parallel universe, a catastrophic event is threatening all civilisation. An apt alternative title for the play ...

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Coriolanus – Donmar Warehouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Josie Rourke Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] This is truly a Coriolanus for our times. Josie Rourke’s intimate chamber production for her Donmar Warehouse made ripples by casting Tom Hiddleston in the title rôle, a rare return to the stage for an actor now catapulted into Hollywood’s hotlist, but in so many other ways, it is an ...

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