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Hogarth’s Progress: The Art of Success – Rose Theatre, Kingston

Writer: Nick Dear Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: Stephen Bates Nick Dear’s 1986 play, The Art of Success, reflecting on the early life of the 18th Century artist William Hogarth, was first staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company. It earned an Olivier Award nomination and a transfer to New York. The play is revived here as the first half of a ...

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Queen Anne – Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Writer: Helen Edmundson Director: Natalie Abrahami Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Fascination with monarchy and the frailties and frivolities of the ruling classes has never really gone out of fashion with the public. Watching a work such as Helen Edmundson’s Queen Anne reinforces the fact that politics, both high and low, has always been, to some degree, crude, rude, unseemly and scrappy. ...

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Proof – Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Writer: David Auburn Director: Polly Findlay Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty [rating:3] Playing on the title's various meanings gives David Auburn's text from 2000 a certain depth, however this production falls somewhat flat. We have the complicated mathematical proof that the story revolves around. We also have the emotionally complex daughter trying to prove to herself and others who (and how) she ...

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