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The Ice Cream Boys – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Gail Louw Director: Vik Sivalingam Reviewer: David Guest South African politics in a post-Apartheid setting provides the edgy background to exciting new work The Ice Cream Boys at Jermyn Street Theatre, a small venue which constantly manages to strike oil. A boyish banter combines with cut-throat confrontation as two old rivals meet in the waiting room of a hospital ...

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For Services Rendered – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: W. Somerset Maugham Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Margarita Shivarova A period drama putting the life of the Ardsleys’ household at the centre of what comes to be a thorough depiction of the multitude individual and collective struggles in a post-World War I England. Although set almost a hundred years ago, the play by W. Somerset Maugham’s still resonates with ...

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Shackleton’s Carpenter – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Gail Louw Director: Tony Milner Reviewer: David Guest Unsung heroes have the power to inspire, change our perspective and rewrite history. In a touring and powerful one-man show now receiving its West End premiere one unsung hero’s story is told to try and redress some of the balance for him – and perhaps countless others consigned to the footnotes ...

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Pictures of Dorian Gray – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer: Oscar Wilde Adapted by: Lucy Shaw Director: Tom Littler Set/Lighting: William Reynolds Sound: Matt Eaton Reviewer: Ron Simpson Jermyn Street Theatre’s Pictures of Dorian Gray, premiered at the Stephen Joseph’s McCarthy Theatre, is, without doubt, a bold concept brought to fruition with stylish elegance. What is less certain is how fully it communicates the drama and the narrative of ...

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Miss Julie – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: August Strindberg Adaptor: Howard Brenton Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Tense and precariously combustible from the start, the work is a captivating 90 minutes of domestic trouble and class antagonism that leaves one a little breathless. The version here, a freshly written by Howard Brenton which is directed by his long-time Strindberg collaborator Tom Littler, brings out the claustrophobic ...

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Creditors – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: August Strindberg Adaptor: Howard Brenton Direction: Tom Littler Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Classic theatre loves to punish bad women, particularly if she’s adulterous or dares to be, in that dirty phrase, a “free-thinker”. August Strindberg’s Creditors first performed in 1889 and written a year earlier is a play entirely dedicated to the manipulation of an errant wife, forced to confront the ...

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Agnes Colander: An Attempt at Life – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Harley Granville Barker Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Stephen Bates Harley Granville Barker was one of the leading lights of British theatre in the Edwardian era and works of his, such as The Voysey Inheritance and Waste, still appear regularly today. Therefore, it would seem highly unlikely that a play written by him in 1900 would have to wait until ...

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Original Death Rabbit – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Rose Heiney  Director: Hannah Joss  Reviewer: Scott Matthewman At several points in Rose Heiney’s blackly funny Original Death Rabbit, the typical trying-to-be-sympathetic view of mental health issues is punctured. The concerned expression, eyes to the floor, acknowledging how seriously we need to take other people’s mental health, tied with the unspoken belief that such things only deserve to befall other ...

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