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ED FRINGE BLOG: Searching For Shakespeare – Gender Play

Okay, so blogging is harder that I hard first realised, especially, in the headlights of the unstoppable juggernaut that is the Edinburgh Fringe. For my third scribbling on Shakespeare’s presence here, I’ve been drawn to the women who are using him as inspiration and fuel to create their own projects. As ever with Edinburgh there are a plethora of brave ...

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NEWS: Donmar Warehouse’s Henry IV cast release charity single

The cast of the Donmar Warehouse's all female production of Henry IVarereleasing a cover version of Glasvegas’ Daddy’s Gone in aid of three charities. The song features in the Donmar Warehouse production, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and proceeds from the downloads will benefit Clear Break Theatre Company, Justice for Women and the Donmar’s outreach work. As part of its outreach ...

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My Night With Reg – Donmar Warehouse, London

Writer: Kevin Elyot Director: Robert Hastie Reviewer: Scott Matthewman First produced at the Royal Court Theatre 20 years ago, My Night With Reg has become known as one of British mainstream theatre's first works to address the impact HIV/Aids was having on the gay community. As this falteringly successful revival demonstrates, it's a reputation that's not completely undeserved, but it ...

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Fathers and Sons – Donmar Warehouse, London

Writer: Brian Friel (from the novel by Ivan Turgenev) Director: Lyndsey Turner Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Imagine you could remake society, not just revolutionise it, but entirely remake it from scratch; remove every structure, every institution, every person and every meaning that exists and start anew. This belief, known as nihilism, is introduced into the rural home of the Kirsanov family ...

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INTERVIEW: Paul Spicer…Part I

Over the next two weeks TPR will be sharing with you an exclusive two part interview withWest End performer and producer Paul Spicer. The dialogue between Paul and his friend/colleague Ava Eldred brings a unique insight into Paul’s career and future aspirations in a truly honest and open interview. - John Roberts : Executive Editor Once upon a long ago ...

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Privacy – Donmar Warehouse, London

Writer: James Graham Director: Josie Rourke Reviewer: Alison Lewin Not really a play in the conventional sense, but a cleverly constructed series of discussions that are pulled together under the premise of a play being written. What happens every time we 'like' a Facebook status? What's the harm in 'checking in ' and letting your friends know you're in Starbucks? ...

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Versailles – Donmar Warehouse, London

Writer/Director: Peter Gill Reviewer: Alex Ramon The last play to be directed by Peter Gill at the Donmar was Robert Holman’s Making Noise Quietly, a triptych of war-themed, decades-spanning mini-dramas. Now, in this 100 year anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, with a multitude of books, docs and revivals centering on the conflict, Gill returns to the subject of war ...

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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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