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Sadness and Joy in the Life of Giraffes – The Orange Tree Theatre, London

Writer: Tiago Rodrigues Director: Wiebke Green Reviewer: Richard Maguire Fans of The Wizard of Oz may want to stay away from this nasty rework of the iconic film. In Sadness and Joy in the Life of Giraffes, a coming-of-age drama from Portugal, Judy Garland reappears as a foul-mouthed teddy bear, and instead of tin men and cowardly lions our heroine ...

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Wendy and Peter Pan – The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

Adapted by Ella Hickson from the book by J.M Barrie Directed by Elanor Rhode Reviewer: Dominic Corr Fantastical literary classics usually sit in the epicentre of festive cheer. From pantomime to nativities and stage adaptations of the likes of Alice in Wonderland or Narnia. One boy, who chased his shadow through London and back to Neverland flies above the rest. ...

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Chinglish – Park Theatre, London

Writer: David Henry Hwang Director: Andrew Keates Reviewer: Stephen Bates Another play about China, another word mash title. Lucy Kirkwood’s 2013 hit, Chimerica, examined American perceptions of recent Chinese history and now David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish, first seen in New York, jumps forward to the present day and dips into the mucky waters of East-West trade amid the new world ...

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Darknet – Southwark Playhouse, London

Darknet - Southwark Playhouse

Writer: Rose Lewenstein Director: Russell Bender Reviewer: Fergus Morgan In an era when hackers have ransacked Sony and TalkTalk for everything they have, when the grinning face of Anonymous seems to claim responsibility for cyber attacks on a daily basis, when 11 million documents are leaked from Mossac Fonseca in the biggest data breach in history, and when Amazon tells ...

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The Absence of War – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: David Hare Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Claire Hayes David Hare’s forensic examination of the recurring electoral misfortunes of the Labour Party, loosely based on events surrounding the 1992 election, ends its 2015 tour with an election week stopover in Bath. Originally staged back in 1993, The Absence of War follows the fortunes of George Jones, a man who has ...

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Absence of War – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: David Hare Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald The 2015 election is looming and Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre is celebrating the occasion with a razor sharp political drama which gives us a little insight into what may be gong in behind closed doors. Premiered in 1993 by the National Theatre, Absence of War mirrors in all but names the internal ...

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The Absence Of War – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: David Hare Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Clare Howdon   David Hare’s The Absence of War has been resurrected over two decades since its creation and marks the first collaboration between Headlong, Sheffield theatres and Rose Theatre, Kingston. It is also obviously no coincidence that it is touring merely months before one of the UK’s most unpredictable general elections in ...

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The Absence of War – Bristol Old Vic, Bristol

Writer: David Hare Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Claire Hayes In this election year 2015, many of the themes of David Hare’s The Absence of War are so contemporary, it’s hard to believe this play originally premiered in 1993. A man who has risen to the top of the Labour Party sacrifices the authentic voice which got him there, in order ...

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