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The Rubenstein Kiss – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: James Phillips Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Maryam Philpott For lovers of spy drama, the early years of the Cold War are among the most exciting of the twentieth-century. While Ian Fleming and Graham Greene were creating the templates for espionage fiction and its heroes, in reality all eyes were turning East with the slow unveiling of the Cambridge Five ...

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The Rubenstein Kiss – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: James Phillips Director: Zoe Waterman Reviewer: Ann Bawtree James Phillips gripping play is based entirely on the real life story of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, American citizens sent to the electric chair in the 1950s for giving away, or at least, conspiring to give away, secret scientific information to Russia. Set during the height of the cold war when ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with McQueen’s Carly Bawden

McQueen, a fantasy tale of arguably one of the most famous fashion designers in the world and a girl who hides in his garden tree, transfers to the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket with previews beginning on August 13th. Nicole Evans catches up with new kid on the block Carly Bawden to talk about playing Dahlia, wearing posh frocks and ...

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Camelot: The Shining City – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: James Phillips Composer: Heather Fenoughty Director: Alan Lane Movement Director: Lucy Hind Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Camelot: The Shining City is a modern reworking of the Arthurian legends exploring nationhood and a contemporary people's movement. It is a spectacle of open air theatre with pyrotechnics, riots, sword fighting and battle scenes. Playwright James Phillips says “the play is about how ...

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McQueen – St James Theatre, London

Writer: James Phillips Director: John Caird Choreographer: Christopher Marney Reviewer: Scott Stait   The work of Alexander McQueen is unquestionably renowned across the world. From his humble beginnings, to training on Saville Row to soaring to dizzying heights of success, McQueen always remained down-to-earth, instinctual and a true pioneer of fashion and the beating heart behind it. In James Phillips’ ...

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The White Whale – Leeds Dock

Writer: James Phillips Director: Alan Lane Reviewer: Holly Spanner Obsession is a double edged sword. It can focus and motivate us, but too much of it can drive us to ruin, making us blind to all else except that to which we attain. What happens when that obsession is driven not by passion, but revenge? Leeds based Theatre Company Slung ...

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Hidden in the Sand – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer and Director: James Phillips Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:4] Alexandra is a Greek Cypriot who was driven from her homeland by the 1974 Turkish invasion and now runs a small shop in London. She lives alone with only Neil Diamond’s music for company and she dreams of returning to her home city of Famagusta, the Greek name for which is ...

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