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Hamlet – New Diorama Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Mark Leipacher Reviewer: Jon Wainwright [rating:3.5] With little in the way of set design, costume or music, many companies would struggle to create the rotten state of Denmark and its dysfunctional royal family, and to sustain a production of this play for three hours. The Faction have a good track record and can usually draw upon ...

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Blood Wedding – New Diorama, London

Writer: Federico García Lorca Adaptor: Gareth Jandrell Director: Rachel Valentine Smith Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:2] In the Andalusia of Lorca’s rural tragedy, a bride and groom plan their wedding in a community still coming to terms with the scars of the past. The Bridegroom’s father and brother were killed in a feud with the local Felix family, and his mother ...

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Three Sisters – New Diorama Theatre, London

Writer: Anton Chekhov, in a version by Ranjit Bolt Director: Mark Leipacher Reviewer: Andy Moseley [rating:3.5] People who bemoan theatre’s obsession with classical plays often complain they have no contemporary relevance. The Faction’s production of Three Sisters almost immediately shows the complaint as false, as Irina, the youngest sister, espouses the value of work and shows contempt for anyone who ...

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