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Pinter 3: Landscape / A Kind of Alaska / Monologue and Other Sketches – Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Writer: Harold Pinter Directors: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The Pinter at the Pinter season has been a revelation so far, showcasing the writer’s work in interesting and unexpected ways, moving the conversation beyond the famous pauses and sense of menace to something far more varied and intriguing. Pinter 1 combined a series of political works that were filled with ...

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Hogarth’s Progress: The Taste of the Town – Rose Theatre, Kingston

Writer: Nick Dear Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: Stephen Bates Written about 30 years after The Art of Success, and picking up on the life of the artist William Hogarth about 30 years after the first play left off, the World Premiere of this sequel forms the second part of a double bill, alongside a revival of its predecessor, all the ...

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Gaslight – New Theatre, Cardiff

Gaslight Kara Tointon as Bella Manningham; Rupert Young as Jack Manningham

Writer: Patrick Hamilton Director: Anthony Banks   Reviewer: Barbara Michaels A classic Victorian melodrama with psychological undertones, Gaslight was written and first produced in 1939 but has all the elements of the era in which it is set.  Not least of these is the title, which gave rise to the term ‘Gaslighting,’meaning a form of mental abuse – domestic abuse ...

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Gaslight – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Gaslight Kara Tointon as Bella Manningham; Rupert Young as Jack Manningham

Writer: Patrick Hamilton Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer:  Scott Matthewman There aren't many plays whose names have become part of the dictionary. Patrick Hamilton's psychological melodrama is one of the few, with 'gaslighting' coming to mean the mental abuse that causes someone to doubt their own sanity in the manner that Gaslight's Jack Manningham inflicts on his wife Bella. Indeed, the ...

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Gaslight – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Gaslight Kara Tointon as Bella Manningham; Rupert Young as Jack Manningham

Writer: Patrick Hamilton Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer:  Selwyn Knight It must be very confusing to be Mrs Manningham. Things happen that she can't explain, trinkets going missing and then reappearing in her sewing box. Her husband is losing patience with her lapses of memory. The maid laughs at her behind her back. And why do the gaslights in their home ...

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The Homecoming – Trafalgar Studios, London

Gary Kemp, Gemma Chan, Ron Cook, in The Homecoming

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Explaining the link between plays chosen for his recent seasons at Trafalgar Studios, Jamie Lloyd stated that they all question what it is to be British. He now brings his company back to the same theatre with a 50th Anniversary revival of Harold Pinter’s masterpiece, The Homecoming, a biting, dark ...

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The Nightvision Experiment – Online

Producer / Co-creator: Kevin Moss Film Director / Co-creator: Craig Griffith Reviwer: Glen Pearce [rating: 2.5]   Every so often the call goes round for theatre to embrace the digital age. How to combine the two though is somewhat problematic. Social Media interaction is now commonplace but the wider digital offering is still finding its feet in theatre. The Nightvision ...

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Smack Family Robinson – Rose Theatre, Kingston

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Richard Wilson Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile [rating:3.5] Set in the quiet, suburban, well to do area of Kingston a typical looking family is living their life in comparative security and normality, the one major difference they have with their neighbours is the way they earn their living. Mr and Mrs Robinson’s family business is one of drug ...

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