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Of Kith and Kin – Bush Theatre, London

Writer: Chris Thompson Director: Robert Hastie Reviewer: Stephen Bates The details of Chris Thompson’s new three-act play, first seen at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, may be very modern, but the style of its opening is distinctly old-fashioned. A living room, an expecting married couple and a cantankerous, interfering mother-in-law are staples of domestic comedy, but the modern twist is ...

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Of Kith and Kin – Crucible Studio, Sheffield

Writer: Chris Thompson Director: Robert Hastie Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Of Kith and Kin is a dark comedy, that as the director Robert Hastie says, "captures a specific moment in the evolution of gay rights". Daniel (James Lance) and Oliver (Joshua Silver) are married and eagerly expecting their first child with their best friend, Priya (Chetna Pandya), acting as a surrogate. ...

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Photograph 51 – Noel Coward Theatre, London

Writer: Anna Ziegler Director: Michael Grandage Reviewer:Andy Moseley   This is a frustrating play. It marks the West End return of one of Hollywood’s finest actors, and it tells the story of the greatest scientific discovery of the 20th century. There are deception, rivalries, stolen ideas, missed opportunities and personal and professional sacrifices made in the name of science and ...

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Bring Up The Bodies – Aldwych Theatre, London

Writers: Hilary Mantel, Mike Poulton Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Sequels are tricky things to get right. Whether we're talking books, films, plays or event the difficult second album. Hilary Mantel clearly struck a winning formula when writing Bring Up The Bodies, winning a Booker prize to add to the one already on the shelf from Wolf Hall. Adapted, ...

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Wolf Hall – Aldwych Theatre, London

Writers: Hilary Mantel, Mike Poulton Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Up the street from the Aldwych theatre, in Covent Garden, there's often a street performer dressed as, and acting like, Charlie Chaplin. He's good too, funny and sweet like the character in The Tramp. He has a bamboo cane and everything. However, given the historical weight of Chaplin and ...

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Trelawny of the Wells – Donmar Warehouse, London

Writer: Arthur Wing Pinero (1898) With some most respectful additions and ornamentation by Patrick Marber (2013) Director: Joe Wright Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:4] If you're a successful young movie director seeking to make your mark on the legitimate stage, you'd struggle to find a more "theatrical" piece than Trelawny of the Wells. Pinero's affectionate, autobiographical, and frequently very funny, look ...

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