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Romeo & Juliet – Garrick Theatre, London

Writer:William Shakespeare Directors: Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford Reviewer: Niall Harman Harlequinade, a previous production in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s ‘Plays at the Garrick’ season saw two over-the-hill actors attempt to play Romeo and Juliet, with bizarre wigs and hilarious consequences. Once again, the actors in this revival are too old for the parts, something that befalls almost every ...

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To Kill a Machine – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Catrin Fflur Huws Director: Angharad Lee Reviewer: Ann Bawtree   The historic and ground-breaking Kings Head Pub Theatre, first founded since the days of Shakespeare, has continued its laudable work of putting on new and profound plays. It is currently running a double bill of Catrin Fflur Huws’ To Kill a Machine and Kate Lock’s Russian Dolls (see separate ...

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Heartbreak House – Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Richard Clifford Reviewer: Steve Turner [rating: 2]   Bernard Shaw’s play was conceived in the run up to World War One and further worked upon in 1916 in the Sussex country side with the sounds of the distant guns of the Somme offensive in the background. Tonight in the Chichester Festival Theatre, nestling in the ...

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