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The Winter’s Tale –National Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor:  Justin Audibert Director: Ruth Mary Johnson Reviewer: David Guest Young people know how to be hopeful and happy even when adults are acting childishly around them. That’s an oversimplification, but it’s certainly one of the themes explored in an enjoyable one hour version of The Winter’s Tale at the National Theatre. Kids aren’t bothered that it’s one ...

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A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer – National Theatre, London

Book: Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel Music: Tom Parkinson Lyrics: Bryony Kimmings Director: Bryony Kimmings Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “Fingers crossed, make a wish, for myself, or those I miss”. One in two of us will get some form of cancer in our lifetime and everyone will know a family member, friend or colleague who has experienced it. Yet as a ...

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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour – National Theatre, London

Adapted by: Lee Hall Source material: The Sopranos byAlan Warner Director:Vicky Featherstone Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Vulgar, sex-obsessed, hard-drinking, invincible, and full of attitude, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour has arrived in London. A play about a Scottish female choir from a convent school may not sound terribly edgy, but these girls are wild, causing more havoc on one day in ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Olivia Vinall

Olivia Vinall is currently appearing in Tom Stoppard's new play The Hard Problem at the National Theatre. This is her third production at the National, having previously appeared in Othello with Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear and King Lear directed by Sam Mendez with Simon Russell Beale. She chats with Charlotte Broadbent about tackling her current rôle, playing at the ...

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