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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 Great Divide – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Alix Sobler Director: Rory McGregor Reviewer: Stephen Bates 105 years on from the events that itdepicts, Alix Sobler's new play could hardly be more topical. She makes the point herself that her account of the struggles of immigrants to integrate into a new society is timeless and need not relate to any specific groups - she tells us thatthey ...

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INTERVIEW: Dan Sherer, Josh Collins and Andrew French on Bully Boy

Sandi Toksvig’s Bully Boy has just opened the newly-refurbished studio theatre at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre. A garrison town with a large military community, this hard-hitting play about the cost of war on two soldiers seems a sensitive topic to bring to the town. Director Dan Sherer and actors Josh Collins (Eddie) and Andrew French (Oscar) sat down with Glen Pearce ...

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Bully Boy – Mercury Theatre Studio, Colchester

Writer: Sandi Toksvig Director: Dan Sherer Reviewer: Michael Gray   What is the dramatist to say about war ? From Shakespeare to R C Sherriff, playwrights have tried to convey the reality of combat. In our own lifetime, pieces like Not About Heroes and Our Boys have looked at the psychological aftermath of conflict. Sandi Toksvig's powerful play, first seen ...

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