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London Film Festival: Happy New Year Colin Burstead

Writer and Director: Ben Wheatley Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The country house drama is a British staple, the often-unexpected gathering of people resulting in secrets being unearthed and sometimes even murder most foul. Over the years writers and directors have given it a different twist including Robert Altman’s precursor to Downton Abbey, Gosford Park, a piercing examination of class and social ...

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Pinter at the Pinter: Pinter Two – Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Featured Plays: The Lover and The Collection Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Alex Ramon The first production in Jamie Lloyd’s ambitious six month season of Harold Pinter’s work brings together a selection of the playwright’s post-1980 political pieces for an intense and sometimes hard-hitting evening. This second production is a more overtly crowd-pleasing proposition. Often staged together, The ...

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Theatre Uncut – Soho Theatre, London

Writers: Anders Lustgarten, Clara Brennan, Inua Ellams, Vivienne Franzmann, Hayley Squires Director: Hannah Price Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Entertainment is only one part of theatre’s job and from its earliest days it has been used to make political statements. Theatre Uncut is now part of that long tradition with its annual programme of 15 minute plays made freely available for ...

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PREVIEW: Theatre Uncut’s first ever UK Tour

They say the best ideas often start over a cup of tea, and that was certainly true of Theatre Uncut. Devised over a kitchen table in 2010, the movement was formed as a response to the public spending cuts then being announced by the UK government. Each year since then the group’s ambitions have grown and 2014 sees their biggest ...

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Secret Theatre, Show 4 – Lyric Hammersmith, London

Writer: Hayley Squires Director: Ellen McDougall Reviewer: Nichola Daunton *WARNING: Reading the rest of this review will give away what the show is* Taking advantage of the Lyric’s re-furbishment to explore its lesser known spaces, Show Four is based on John Webster’s brutal Jacobean tragedy The White Devil. Written by Hayley Squires and re-titled Glitterland, Secret Theatre’s adaptation leaves the ...

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Preview: Theatre Uncut 2012

In 2011, Theatre Uncut’s debut saw over 800 people in total perform a series of dramatic responses to the UK government’s spendingcuts in over 80 venues across the country.That tough economic backdrop continues here and around the world, so the company have announcedplans for 2012, returning with a new set of plays and a new international focus, as playwrights from ...

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