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Homos, or Everyone in America  – The Finborough Theatre, London

Writer:  Jordan Seavey Director:  Josh Seymour Reviewer:  Richard Maguire This tidy, but talky, examination of gay life in America is the latest addition to plays about LGBTQ+ people being shown in London this summer. It’s a ripe period with the Young Vic’s The Inheritance and Fun Home, the White Bear’s A Little Hero and the King’s Head Theatre’s whole season of queer ...

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Finishing the Picture – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Phil Willmott Reviewer: Scott Matthewman To describe Arthur Miller’s final play as a thinly-veiled slice of autobiography would be an understatement. Set in Reno, Nevada in 1960 during the troubled shoot of a Hollywood film, it is a clear dramatic account of events surrounding shooting of The Misfits, whose screenplay was written by Miller and which ...

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Break of Noon – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Paul Claudel Director:  David Furlong Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Writers often create plays they hope will never been seen; sometimes due to the restrictions of a less permissive era, sometimes the work is too autobiographical and occasionally because it’s just not good enough. Paul Claudel’s play Break of Noonis one such creation which the playwright set aside for more than ...

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The Biograph Girl – Finborough Theatre, London

Book: Warner Brown Lyrics: Warner Brown and David Heneker Music:  David Heneker Director: Jenny Eastop Reviewer: Stephen Bates Revived as part of the Finborough Theatre’s British Musicals season, The Biograph Girl, an account of the rise of Hollywood’s silent movie industry in the teens and twenties of the last century, dates only from 1980. This comes as a surprise, because ...

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Masterpieces – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Sarah Daniels Director: Melissa Dunne Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Sarah Daniels’ 1983 play Masterpieces, which looked at the effect of pornography on society and its role in perpetuating men’s violent control over women, might be thought to have dated in a world where high-speed broadband has made the availability of porn so much more widespread than in the days of ...

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Death of a Hunter – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Rolf Hochhuth Adaptor: Peter Thiers Translator: Peter Sutton Director: Anthony Shrubsall Reviewer: Stephen Bates On 2 July 1961, the bell tolled for Ernest Hemingway, literary icon of the mid 20th Century. His tempestuous life had encompassed four marriages, the lively bars of Havana and the deadly battlegrounds of three wars in Europe, but, in the early hours of that ...

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White Guy on the Bus – Finborogh Theatre, London

Writer: Bruce Graham Director: Jelena Budimir Review: Alex Ramon Plays dealing overtly with the thorny topic of "race in America" (usually narrowly defined as relations between WASP and African-American characters) have found considerable favour on British stages in recent years - ever since Bruce Norris scrawled all over Lorraine Hansberry's classic A Raisin in the Sun with his scabrous update ...

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Cyril’s Success – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Henry J Byron Director: Hannah Boland Moore Reviewer: Stephen Bates Marking the 150th Anniversary of the building which is now home to the Finborough Theatre, there is a nice feeling of symmetry to this revival of a play also originating from 1868, placing a Victorian drawing room comedy in what could once have been a Victorian drawing room. Henry ...

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