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Soho Cinders – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Book: Anthony Drewe and Elliot Davis Director: Will Keith Reviewer: David Guest A charming revamp of a classic fairy tale is casting a spell at Charing Cross Theatre in the run-up to Christmas – though cries of “He’s behind you!” have the potential to be taken the wrong way in this rather more adult ...

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The Funeral Director – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Iman Qureshi Director: Hannah Hauer-King Reviewer: Dominic Corr Death. Each faith, nation and individual have their own thoughts, prayers and customs surrounding the event. The Funeral Director, winner of Papatango’s 10th annual new writing prize tackles the Islamic faith’s relationship with same-sex relationships and the concealed secrets associated with it. Being a funeral director is far from the most ...

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Dust – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Milly Thomas  Director: Sara Joyce  Reviewer: Stephen Bates A report produced in August 2018 by the charity The Children’s Society found that 22% of 14-year-old girls in the United Kingdom admitted to having self-harmed. Alice in Milly Thomas’s play, a 75-minute monologue, was a little older, but her body still shows the scars from self-inflicted wounds as it lies ...

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Pyar Actually – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Writer: Sukh Ojla Director: Pravesh Kumar  Reviewer: James Garrington Polly has a good life, all things considered. She has a good husband, a good job, children. It’s not the life she used to dream of, but who gets to do that? Then out of the blue, she is contacted by an old flame, Bali. He is a successful businessman now living in ...

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Confessional – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Jack Silver Reviewer: Heather Deacon There are few writers who can have their work performed 50 years later and have it still feel as fresh as a G&T on a warm day, and even those need a brave and experimental hand behind them. Jack Silver not-quite directing Confessional by Tennessee Williams is surely the best example ...

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Hamlet – Riverside Studios, Hammersmith

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Zoe Ford Reviewer: Joanna Trainor Bare bottomed Hamlet begins by having to endure a cavity search at HM Prison Liverpool. A striking image, but overshadowed by the modern English dialogue the audience are presented with. “That’s not in the original text,” came from one particularly surprised audience member. One of the reasons Shakespeare’s stories are used ...

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