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Honour – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Joanna Murray-Smith Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: Stephen Bates Honour, Australian writer Joanne Murray-Smith’s incisive study of a marriage break-up, has worn well. Its focus on gender roles perhaps comes through with greater clarity in 2018 than when it received its United Kingdom premiere at the National Theatre in 2003 and casual references in this version to blogs, bitcoins and ...

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The Be All and End All – Theatre Royal, York

Writer: Jonathan Lewis Director: Damian Cruden Designer: Natasha Bertram Reviewer: Ron Simpson Actor/writer Jonathan Lewis’ new play, premiering at York’s Theatre Royal, takes a well-informed and shrewdly aimed shot at the dangerous absurdity of the present education system, especially in terms of tests and examinations. In schools where, in Ofsted terms, “good” is the new average and “satisfactory” has done ...

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Things I Know To Be True – The Lowry Salford

Writer: Andrew Bovell Directors: Geordie Brookman and Scott Graham Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent   Things I Know To Be True offers a view into a domestic setting that, while maybe not identical will be familiar to all who experience it. It scrutinizes the cruelty, joy, spite and love we reserve only for our very nearest and dearest. Andrew Bovell has been ...

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Things I Know to be True – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Andrew Bovell Directors: Geordie Brookman and Scott Graham Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Having risen to significance with productions such as Othello and Beautiful Burnout, and their work on the multi-award winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Frantic Assembly has a lot to live up to with their new production Things I Know to be True. ...

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Things I Know To Be True – Oxford Playhouse

Cast of Things I Know to be True

Writer:Andrew Bovell Directors:Geordie Brookman and Scott Graham Reviewer: Katy Roberts A collaboration between the State Theatre Company of South Australia and Frantic Assembly, Andrew Bovell’s Things I Know To Be True invites us into the lives of a seemingly perfect family, who turn out to be anything but, with searing and devastating effect. First premiered in early 2016 in Adelaide, ...

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The Long Road South – King’s Head Theatre, London

The cast of The Long Road South at London's King's Head Theatre

Writer: Paul Minx Director: Sarah Berger Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Seven years after the first black United States President took office, 1965 feels like a lot more than only half a century ago. The Long Road South, Paul Minx’s searing comedy/drama, first seen at the Hope Theatre along the road from here in 2014, takes us back to a time ...

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Strangers on a Train – Gielgud Theatre, London

Writer: Craig Warner Director: Robert Allan Ackerman Reviewer: Samuel Hopkins [rating: 4] Could this new stage production of ‘Strangers on a Train’ mark the return of a commercially successful thriller in London? The last time we saw an Alfred Hitchcock movie make a West End debut was ‘The 39 Steps’ which rejected its original style and transformed the piece into ...

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Third Finger Left Hand – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: Dermot Canavan Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family. The bond between siblings can be a powerful thing whether cleaving together or pulling apart and based on the richly complex story of his own sisters, Dermot Canavan’s Third Finger, Left Hand explores the memories of life lived together ...

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