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Imperium Part II : Dictator – Gielgud Theatre, London

 Writer: Robert Harris Adaptor: Mike Poulton Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “How do you conquer Rome with no weapon other than your voice?” Cicero wonders in Robert Harris’ novels about his life, the interplay between politics and war dominated the Roman state in the years surrounding the assassination of Julius Caesar. With a rapidly expanding Empire hard won by ...

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The Christmas Truce – The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Writer: Phil Porter Director: Erica Whyman Reviewer: James Garrington December 1914. The Great War has been under way for four months, and has become bogged down in a stalemate in France and Belgium where men have burrowed into the ground, never daring to raise their heads above the parapet for fear of a sniper’s bullet or an incoming shell. Then ...

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Boeing Boeing – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Marc Camoletti Director: Jonathan Humphreys Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The farce Boeing-Boeing is the most often performed French play, according to the Guinness Book of Records. First produced in 1960 in Paris, it had its West End premiere two years later and went on to have a seven year run in London. Despite this and several other notable successes, playwright ...

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Moby Dick – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Herman Melville, adapted by Sebastian Armesto Director: Sebastian Armesto Reviewer: Lizzie Kirkwood [rating:4] Herman Melville’s 1851 novel ‘Moby-Dick’ is an epic tale of revenge and obsession. Ishmael, a sailor who wants to experience life aboard a whaling ship, embarks on a voyage aboard the Pequod. The ship is commanded by the vengeful Captain Ahab in pursuit of Moby-Dick, a ...

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Sebastian Armesto and Dudley Hinton Director: Sebastian Armesto and Dudley Hinton Reviewer: Kate Klatsken [rating:4] In this modern adaptation of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Simple8 bring their own version of the 1920 silent horror film to life. The original screenplay by Hans Jonowitz and Carl Mayer directed by Robert Weine focused on low budget film making and used ...

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