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The Plough and the Stars – National Theatre, London

Writer: Sean O’Casey Co-Directors: Jeremy Herrin, Howard Davies Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Even for a play about collateral damage during an armed urban conflict, there’s a surprising amount of violence in Sean O’Casey’s 1926 play. Set in November 1915 and Easter 1916 in inner city Dublin, there’s plenty of shots fired and scuffles as pressure rises, but the most shocking moment ...

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Ciphers – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Writer: Dawn King Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4] The title of this piece by Dawn King is intriguing before the play starts. It’s described as a ‘provocative thriller about spies, double agents and the opaqueness of the human soul’ and, of course, a cipher is a secret code. But a cipher is also zero, nothing or a person ...

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Ciphers – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Dawn King Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:4] Ciphers is billed as a “thriller about spies, double agents and the opaqueness of the human soul” so can it deliver on all counts or is the hype greater than the play? With an upcoming young author and a director who has already gained an outstanding reputation it certainly has ...

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