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Mary’s Babies – Jermyn St Theatre, London

Writer: Maud Dromgoole Director: Tatty Hennessy Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Thank god for the snappy set and lighting design here - with 39 named characters and two actors it had the potential to all go a bit 39 Steps. Keeping each speaker separate, identifiable and interesting as the play goes on is a challenge - but by deploying the simple technique ...

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Revolt. She said. Revolt again – Shoreditch Town Hall

Writer:Alice Birch Director:Erica Whyman Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Alice Birch’s Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. is a play that doesn’t behave as expected. It disintegrates, breaking boundaries of form and language, wrestling with inconceivably large issues, and frantically pursuing diverse streams of thought, until it breaches incomprehensibility. But then, it is a play about women not behaving as expected, ferociously exposing ...

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The Massive Tragedy Of Madame Bovary – Bristol Old Vic

Javier Marzan (Rodolphe) and Emma Fielding (Madame Bovary) in The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

Writer: Gustave Flaubert Adaptors: John Nicholson &Javier Marzan Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: Kris Hallett   It's a premise that on paper shouldn't work. A loving comic derailing of Gustave Flaubert's ‘great’ tragic 19th Century novel,Madame Bovary, from one of the foremost comic companies working today in Peepolykus, sounds like it either won't be able to provide the belly laughs that ...

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The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary! – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Javier Marzan (Rodolphe) and Emma Fielding (Madame Bovary) in The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

Writers: Gustave Flaubert Adaptor:John Nicholson and Javier Marzan Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: David Jobson In the second Act of this new adaptation of The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary, Emma Fielding, out of character, expresses her belief that the play should show the six weeks of silence that the deeply depressed Madame Bovary experiences. Javier Marzan, one of the creators, ...

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The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary! – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Javier Marzan (Rodolphe) and Emma Fielding (Madame Bovary) in The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

Writer: Gustave Flaubert Adaptor: John Nicholson and Javier Marzan Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: John Roberts   The zany yet dynamic duo John Nicholson and Javier Marzan, who make up the irreverent comic theatre company Peepolykus, are famed for taking serious literature, metaphorically ripping up the pages, injecting them with a sense of the ridiculousness and making audiences cry with laughter ...

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Rapture Blister Burn – Hampstead Theatre, London

Writer: Gina Gionfriddo Director: Peter Dubois Reviewer: Ian Foster US writer Gina Gionfriddo’s play Becky Shaw was a bracingly funny hit at the Almeida back in 2011 and her latest hit to land on these shows is Rapture, Blister, Burn encouraging its own new debates about modern feminism at the Hampstead Theatre. Taking an intellectual look at competing feminist theories, ...

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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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Heartbreak House – Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Richard Clifford Reviewer: Steve Turner [rating: 2]   Bernard Shaw’s play was conceived in the run up to World War One and further worked upon in 1916 in the Sussex country side with the sounds of the distant guns of the Somme offensive in the background. Tonight in the Chichester Festival Theatre, nestling in the ...

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