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The Sweet Science of Bruising – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Joy Wilkinson Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward Reviewer: Stephen Bates It could come as a surprise to many that, 143 years before Nicola Adams picked up her first Olympic Gold Medal, women’s boxing was already underway. Writer Joy Wilkinson delves into this little-known activity for her new play and uses it as the foundation for a startling, visceral account of ...

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Hedda Gabler – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Tesman and Loevborg with Hedda

Writer: Henrik Ibsen adapted by Brian Friel Director: Gareth Machin Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage   Gareth Machin has a sure-fire hit on his hands with Salisbury Playhouse’s fabulous production of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. From the Nordic inspired set of the Tesman home with its floating lace curtains and translucent walls that give a hint of mystery, to the atmospheric lighting reflecting ...

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All My Sons – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Michael Buffong Reviewer:Andy Moseley While there are some classic plays that seem to be lost to the mists of time, relying on the occasional rediscovery by fringe theatre producers to get them in front of audiences, others seem to be perennially popular, with new productions every year meaning that you could safely miss one in the ...

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All My Sons – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Michael Buffong Reviewer: James Garrington Family relationships, secrets and suspicions, tragedy. These are the staple ingredients of much of Arthur Miller’s work, and All My Sons fits the mould perfectly. In this, Miller’s centenary year, it is inevitable that a lot of Miller’s work will be appearing around the country, and it is pleasing to see ...

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All My Sons – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Michael Buffong Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Arthur Miller was called up before the House of Unamerican Activities in 1956. Looking at All My Sons, his 1947 play about a hard-working family divided by a son’s idealistic despair with the American Dream, it is not difficult to understand why. With typical proficiency, Miller exposes the shameful artifice of ...

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All My Sons – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Michael Buffong Reviewer: Glen Pearce For many Arthur Miller is tainted by schoolday memories, with students made to study his works in an isolated classroom setting. Like many a writer though, Miller’s work, accomplished though it is on paper, really soars when performed on stage. Talawa’s electrifying revival of All My Sons, opening in Ipswich ahead ...

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The Burial – The Albany, London

Writer: Bola Agbaje Director: Franko Figueiredo Reviewer: Lettie Mckie [rating:3] This year Deptford-based performing arts venue The Albany celebrates its 30th anniversary. An organisation which prides itself on a long established connection to the local community its programme of music, theatre and spoken word reflects the diversity of cultures within south east London. Their latest production (A co-production with StoneCrabs ...

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