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Home, I’m Darling – Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Coming across the bridge from the National Theatre to St. Martin’s Lane has done nothing to sap the energy of Laura Wade’s bright trip to a marriage in hidden stress. Her work is generally a masterclass of building tension – normality that splinters, then cracks then falls to pieces. It’s a ...

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A Moderate Soprano – Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Writer: David Hare Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Some rather good jokes are scattered throughout this piece. Gentle ones, polite ones. The type one could have expected in the drawing room at Totleigh Towers among the noblesse of interwar Britain. Hare, first producing this play in 2015, has captured an idea of upper-class language and humour excellently – whether ...

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The Dresser – Duke of Yorks Theatre, London

The Dresser

Writer: Ronald Harwood Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Jon Wainwright It’s 1941. Smoke and dust are rising from bomb craters outside the theatre, and another air raid is underway. Civilisation may be “under threat from the forces of darkness” but what matters right now is the absence of Sir. Norman, his dresser, is all aflutter. Under the circumstances (the lead actor ...

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Goodnight Mister Tom – Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Patrick Troughton in Goodnight Mr Tom

Writer: David Wood Director: Angus Jackson Reviewer: Stephen Bates   The National Theatre achieved phenomenal worldwide success with its adaptation of War Horse, a children’s novel set against the backdrop of war. This production, originating from Chichester Festival Theatre, is on a smaller scale, but it uses a similar formula. It tells a story that is, in turns, both gentle ...

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NEWS: Royal Court Extras – Playwrights’ Playwrights

In 1952, George Devine took over the reins of the redesigned Royal Court Theatre under the umbrella of theEnglish Stage Company. Their remit was to produce new British work and classic revivals with the focus on itbeing a writer’s theatre.As part of their upcoming Court Extras programme, the Royal Court continue to flythe flag for classic revivals by producing Playwrights’ ...

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