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Bartholomew Fair – Sam Wanamaker Theatre, London

Writer: Ben Jonson Directors: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In the days before formal leisure time became a standard part of working life, feast days and festivals were the only place for people to celebrate and London’s many fairs and infamous pleasure gardens provided the opportunity for all kinds of misdeeds. Ben Jonson used the Smithfield-based Bartholomew Fair as the ...

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The Knowledge – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: Jack Rosenthal (Adapted by Simon Block) Director: Maureen Lipman Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The black cab is an iconic London landmark every bit as recognisable as Buckingham Palace or St Paul’s Cathedral, and its drivers carry a hard-earned encyclopaedic understanding of the city’s 15,000 central streets as well as the various suburbs. The long process of obtaining ‘The Knowledge’ was ...

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Bad Jews – Arts Theatre, London

Writer: Joshua Harmon Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Cultural diversity and preserving the traditions of the various elements of society is an important thing. But at the same time an ideal world would have people putting aside their differences and embracing inclusivity. Perhaps the two are not mutually exclusive but increased globalisation is both a way into recognising ...

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Bad Jews – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Joshua Harmon Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Claire Hayes A play set in the aftermath of a funeral promises heightened emotions, family discord and most likely a disputed inheritance. When the deceased is a Holocaust survivor and three of the four characters are his grandchildren, you can add the provocative potential of lacerating, darkly comic argument to the mix. Bad ...

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