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Hole- Royal Court, London

Writer: Ellie Kendrick Director: Helen Goalen/ Abbi Greenland Reviewer: Grace Patrick In the hollowed out, cavernous Jerwood Upstairs, which is currently flecked with paint and (hopefully intentionally) a little unfinished looking, Ellie Kendrick’s Holes is a fiery, explosive take on the theme of female rage. Expectations inevitably run high at theatres like the Royal Court, but as the piece grew it ...

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Cyrano de Bergerac – Southwark Playhouse, London

The Cast of Cyrano De Bergerac at Southwark Playhouse

Writer: Edmond Rostand Adaptor: Glyn Maxwell Director: Russell Bolam Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   In a society where we are constantly bombarded with images of perfection, it’s useful to be reminded that physical attractiveness is a passing phase and true beauty is to be found within. Edmond Rostand’s late 19th Century play about Cyrano de Bergerac does this by giving its ...

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Pests – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Vivienne Franzmann Director: Lucy Morrison Reviewer: Marina Spark Clean Break theatre company pride themselves on researching and telling the stories of women who are/have been in prison and who are likely to offend again. Pests stays true to that company goal and here the tale of two sisters is told. They are perpetually stuck in a cycle of self ...

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Pests – Royal Court Theatre, London

Writer: Vivienne Franzmann Director: Lucy Morrison Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Covered in mattresses, blankets, and sofas with their innards spilling out, the stage of the Jerwood theatre upstairs has been turned into dank, dark nest. Pink’s flat is part haven, part cell and into it, fresh from a real prison, walks her younger sister Rolly. Heavily pregnant, and clutching her prison ...

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In the Republic of Happiness – Royal Court, London

Writer: Martin Crimp Director: Dominic Cooke Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:3] Could this be Christmas yet to come? Six family members sit round the festive board, grimly sporting paper hats. Wine flows, but gloom descends before they decide to break open the box of light bulbs and screw them in. Silence, significantly, at first, then some brutal home truths. Though we ...

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