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Letters Live – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: S.E. Webster Against a silhouette backdrop of Edinburgh’s iconic landmarks, Letters Live, the final instalment in the 70th anniversary programme of the Edinburgh International Festival, makes its Festival debut. A combination of surprise performances from famous stage and screen actors and written correspondence by often famous, eminent or simply downright funny people,  makes for a compelling evening of spoken ...

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Teh Internet is Serious Business – The Royal Court, London

Writer: Tim Price Director: Hamish Pirie Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Bringing together chatrooms, memes, anarchy and anonymity, Tim Price’s new play explores the chaotic and lawless rise of hacker activists Anonymous and the hugely powerful but short-lived hacking cohort, LulzSec. Having previously written plays about protest and Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, Price is no stranger to politics, activism and leaked information ...

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Venice Preserv’d – Paynes and Borthwick Wharf, London

Writer: Thomas Otway Director: Charlotte Westenra Reviewer: Nichola Daunton New company the Spectators’ Guild, aim to do for London theatre what Secret Cinema have done for film. Producer Harry Ross and production designer Helen Scarlett O’Neill have previously worked on Secret Cinema projects so they have experience of sniffing out abandoned or partially constructed venues. For their first outing, a ...

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York Mystery Plays 2012-York Museum Gardens, York

Director: Paul Burbridge and Damien Cruden Designer: Sean Cavanagh Adaptation: Mike Kenny Composer: Christopher Madin Costume Designer: Anna Gooch Reviewer: Rosie Revell [rating: 4] In keeping with York Theater Royal’s tradition of ground breaking, unique and totally memorable productions, more than 36,000 people are set to experience the North’s most spectacular piece of theatre this summer. Last staged here in ...

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