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Not Talking  – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Mike Bartlett Director: James Hillier Reviewer: Richard Maguire Although Mike Bartlett is responsible for some of the best plays of the last ten years (Earthquakes in London, Cock, and King Charles III), it was the TV’s Doctor Foster that turned his name into a household one. Taking advantage of this fame, the Arcola, along with Defibrillator Theatre, have dusted down ...

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The Deep Blue Sea – The Watermill, Newbury

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director:Douglas Rintoul Reviewer: David Jobson In his life Terence Rattigan had an unfortunate career as a playwright. Next to George Osborne, Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett, his plays were seen as quaint, old fashioned drawing room dramas. These days the issues he raised that were considered taboo back then have become ingrained into society. It is hard ...

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The Hotel Plays – Langham Hotel, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Anthony Banks, James Hillier, Jonathan Humphreys Reviewer: Ian Foster A soldier on leave, a lover in the cupboard, an actress in her dotage; newlyweds, mistresses, hucksters; satin pyjamas, warm croissants, endless liquor. Such is the stuff of many a hotel and in the plush surroundings of the Langham, London, all of the above and more can ...

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I’m With The Band – St James Theatre, London

Writer: Tim Price Director: Hamish Pirie Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3] Between recent plays on Wikileaks and Scottish independence at this year’s Edinburgh festival, Welsh playwright Tim Price has shown himself to be utterly unafraid of tackling some of the more pressing topical subjects of our time. The well-received Radicalisation of Bradley Manning has finished for now but I’m With The ...

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I’m With the Band – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Tim Price Director: Hamish Pirie Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] On the outside it may look like a play about four ageing Indie Pop/Rock stars, who have to deal with an unwanted breakup from within the group, but if you look a little deeper, Tim Price’s punchy play is an allegory for the current political movement of Scotland gaining its ...

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The Sluts of Sutton Drive – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Joshua Conkel Director: Rebecca Atkinson-Lord Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:3.5] Entertaining, engaging, and at times downright hysterical, The Sluts of Sutton Drive pushes the audience off the top of a slippery slope alongside its protagonist, Stephanie Schwartz, making them a part of her rapid descent into an absurd world of sex, stalkers and self-harm. Darkly comic and sublimely surreal at ...

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