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The Fall – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: James Fritz Director: Matt Harrison Reviewer: Maryam Philpott We live in a world that fetishes youth, having all of life before you can give you power, opportunity and, validation. But while popular culture seems geared towards millennials, we know that economically the baby boomers have had the best of it, and for the rest of us the future seems ...

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Parliament Square – Bush Theatre, London

Writer: James Fritz Director: Jude Christian Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In the political whirlwind of the last two years, the value of individual protest seems to be even more pertinent than when James Fritz won the Bruntwood Award for Playwriting in 2015. Whether it’s one victim being the first to speak publicly about enduring sexual misconduct that inspires other complainants, or ...

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Parliament Square – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Writer: James Fritz Director: Jude Christian Reviewer: Jay Nuttall With Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre on the verge of announcing its shortlist for the 2017 Bruntwood Playwrighting Prize, it has taken two years for the fruits of one of the winners from 2015 to grace the main stage. James Fritz’s Parliament Square was, admittedly from the writer himself, hastily written before ...

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The Fall – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: James Fritz Director: Matt Harrison Reviewer: Fergus Morgan The average age of Britain is increasing. There are more pensioners in the UK today than there have ever been. One in three children born in 2016 will live to 100. Any way you slice it, Britain is growing old. And this can only cause problems. In his new play,The Fall, ...

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NEWS: Katherine Soper wins 2015 Bruntwood Prize

A London shop assistant has won this year's Bruntwood prize with her first play about a young carer dealing with welfare cuts. Wish List, by Katherine Soper, who currently works in a perfume shop on Regent Street, has been announced by former artistic director of the National Theatre, Nick Hytner, as the winner of the 10th anniversary Bruntwood Prize for ...

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Four Minutes Twelve Seconds – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: James Fritz Director: Anna Ledwich Reviewer: Harry Stern This is a beautiful production that impressively demonstrates that less can very definitely be more. While everything about the production is stark, spare and streamlined its impact is substantial. Debutant writer Fritz offers us a set of eternal ethical and moral dilemmas that are very definitely rooted in our own times. ...

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Five Fast Fringe Questions with James Fritz of Ross and Rachel

In one sentence tell us about your show. It's a two hander performed by one performer about expectation, mortality, 90s sit-coms and the way we talk about love. What made you decide to bring a show this year? I was asked to write something by MOTOR with Edinburgh in mind - it's a great place to try something new as ...

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