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Three Sisters – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Anton Chekhov Adaptor: Anya Reiss Director: Russell Bolam Reviewer: Tom Finch Anya Reiss' new version of Anton Chekhov's story of existentialist crisis and middle class boredom brings the tale right up to date. The action is transposed from the Russian countryside to a house near the British Embassy in an unidentified Middle Eastern country. Most of the troops have ...

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The American Plan – St James Theatre, London

Writer: Richard Greenberg Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Georgina Newman [rating:4] First produced and performed in 1990, US playwright Richard Greenberg’s The American Plan has now transferred from The Ustinov Studio at the Theatre Royal Bath (its British premiere) to London’s St James Theatre. Set against the green expanse of the Catskill Mountains in the state of New York circa 1960, ...

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Twelfth Night – RSC at the Roundhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: David Farr Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] What country friends is this? indeed. A nifty line switch and a striking coup-de-théâtre gets the RSC’s Twelfth Night off to a wonderful start as Emily Taaffe’s sodden, anguished Viola emerges from the shipwreck she believes has taken her brother’s life and left her washed up in Illyria. Disguising herself ...

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The Comedy of Errors – RSC at the Roundhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Amir Nizar Zuabi Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] The endless whirl of festivals continues apace with the return of the RSC to its adopted London home at the Roundhouse. As part of the World Shakespeare Festival, which in turn is part of the London 2012 Festival, the RSC’s Shipwreck Trilogy brings together one company and two directors ...

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