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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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Drawing the Line – Hampstead Theatre, London

Writer: Howard Brenton Director: Howard Davies Reviewer: Andy Moseley [rating:3.5] Drawing the Line deals with the five weeks Cyril Radcliffe, a British Judge, was given to decide the boundary between India and Pakistan. The length of time would have been ridiculously short even for someone with in-depth knowledge of the region. For someone with no such knowledge, who had never ...

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