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London Film Festival 2019 – The Aeronauts

Writers:  Tom Harper and Jack Thorne Director: Tom Harper Reviewer: Maryam Philpott When Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones joined forces in 2014 for The Theory of Everything, it was Redmayne who had the best of it, winning an Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking. In Tom Harper’s new film The Aeronauts it is Jones who takes the laurels with ...

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The End of History…, Royal Court Theatre, London

Writer: Jack Thorne Director: John Tiffany Reviewer: Scott Matthewman There is an overwhelming theme of disappointment in the air in The End of History…, Jack Thorne’s new family drama. Lesley Sharp’s Sal and David Morrisey’s Dave, a well off couple with far left leanings, have aspirations for their three children that none could hope to meet. In turn, the children ...

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Mydidae – The Other Room, Cardiff

Writer: Jack Thorne Director: Simon Reeves Reviewer: Beth Steer Following Marian and David, a couple in their thirties, as they spend an inordinate amount of time in their bathroom over the course of a single day, Jack Thorne’s Mydidae has the potential to awkwardly, and massively, miss the mark. But, the excellent writing, brilliant direction, clever set, and flawless acting come together ...

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Bunny – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer : Jack Thorne Director: Paul Brotherston Reviewer: Torran McEwan It’s just the usual walk home from school for Katie. Her school bag in one arm, clarinet in the other, yet she still manages to hold hands with Abe, her disinterested older boyfriend. But this bunny is about to go down the rabbit hole. Tron Theatre Company’s production of Bunny ...

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Bunny – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Jack Thorne Director: Lucy Curtis Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty There’s a big play made of the difference between surprise and suspense in this piece. The two run interwoven through the course of the narrative, highlighted and punctuated by movement, light and sound. Equally strong is the threatening air of tension being built with each layer of the story unveiled. It ...

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Junkyard – Theatre Clwyd

Writers: Jack Thorne and Stephen Warbeck  Director: Jeremy Herrin  Reviewer: Clare Howdon  Junkyard, currently playing at Theatre Clwyd after a successful run at Bristol Old Vic, centres around a group of young misfits who are viewed by society at large as ‘junk’. Crime, teenage pregnancy and violence abound, while their exasperated headmaster (Kevin McMonagle) struggles to know what to do ...

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Bunny – White Bear Theatre, London

Writer: Jack Thorne Director: Lucy Curtis Reviewer: Stephen Bates Writer Jack Thorne is riding on the crest of a wave right now with Harry Potter… in the running for multiple awards and heading for Broadway, but it is a big leap from a West End extravaganza to a small pub theatre production of a gritty hour-long monologue such as Bunny, first seen in 2010. ...

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Junkyard – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Jack Thorne Composer: Stephen Warbeck Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Tim Wright Jack Thorne’s star is very high in the sky indeed. After numerous screen writing credits and the runaway success of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on stage in London, it’s with no small level of anticipation that his latest work Junkyard arrives in Bristol. Assembled alongside Headlong’s ...

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