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The Events – Mercury Theatre Studio, Colchester

Writer: David Greig Director: Dan Sherer Reviewer: Michael Gray First seen in 2013, and inspired at least in part by the Anders Breivik massacre of the year before, David Greig's powerful piece has been revived many times since. Dan Sherer's production in the Mercury Studio is intensely visceral, its impact enhanced by the intimacy of the staging. James Cotterill's set ...

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The Suppliant Women – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Aeschylus Adaptor: David Greig Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: May Mellstrom Fifty women board a boat in Egypt and set sail for Greece to claim asylum, fleeing the threat of forced marriage and seeking protection and sanctuary. The synopsis may sound ripped from the headlines but is in fact, the basis for The Suppliant Women, first written and performed in ...

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The Suppliant Women – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Greig Composer: John Browne Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: S.E. Webster 2,500 years ago, the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus wrote a play that he probably never imagined would be now treading the boards of the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh. Nor could he have imagined that his drama would still be extremely topical thousands of years later. From immigration ...

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The Events – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: David Greig Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Anna Ambelez How do communities and individuals heal after traumatic violence? This production deals with that scenario and one individual in particular; a parish priest called Claire (Amanda Drew). While taking the choir in the village hall, an armed young man (Clifford Samuel) enters and fires. He is discriminating towards his victims, which ...

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The Events – Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Dramaturgs: Oda Radoor &Brigitte Auer Music: John Browne Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Jacqui Onions The Eventsfollows the aftermath of a terrible tragedy and Claire's struggles to come to terms with and understand what happened, exploring her resulting fixation with The Boy who perpetrated the events. Covering themes including forgiveness, inclusivity, multiculturalism and immigration to name but a few, The Events ...

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The Events – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: David Grieg Music: John Browne Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Joseph Leigh [Rating:3] The Events takes a fast paced, lyrical approach to the contentious topic of mass murder and its impact on the lives of those left behind. The resulting production is not as depressing as this may sound, but rather a broad reaching analysis of the range of emotions ...

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The Events- The Young Vic, London

Writer: David Grieg Music: John Browne Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [rating:4] Before it opened at The Traverse this summer, David Grieg’s play caused some commotion, as it was announced that he had written a piece- complete with songs- inspired by the mass shooting in Norwary carried out by Anders Brevik. No such controversy hangs over its arrival at ...

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