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Home, I’m Darling – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Tamara Harvery Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Co-produced by Theatr Clwyd and The National Theatre, Laura Wade's Home, I'm Darling is on tour before a rejoiceful home-coming at the theatre in north Wales where it began life before transferring to London and beyond. It is a commentary on the way we live our lives in a modern world, feminism, ...

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Home, I’m Darling – Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Coming across the bridge from the National Theatre to St. Martin’s Lane has done nothing to sap the energy of Laura Wade’s bright trip to a marriage in hidden stress. Her work is generally a masterclass of building tension - normality that splinters, then cracks then falls to pieces. It’s a ...

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Home, I’m Darling – National Theatre, London

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Maryam Philpott At a time when our national future has never been more uncertain, its unsurprising that we seek refuge in a more comforting vision of our past. So much of British identity is bound up with the romanticised history of the nation, its Kings and Queens, the Empire and military victories, but ...

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Home I’m Darling – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Clare Howdon The eagerly awaited Home I’m Darling is a collaboration between three female powerhouses of British Theatre; Laura Wade, Tamara Harvey and Katherine Parkinson and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Wade’s play centres around married couple Judy and Johnny and their decision to live their lives as a 1950’s couple. Judy gives up her job ...

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Tipping The Velvet – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Laura Wade, from the novel by Sarah Waters Director: Lyndsey Turner Reviewer: Gareth Davies You may recall the frisson of controversy that came with the BBC's adaptation of Sarah Waters' Victorian drama in 2002. The novel is now adapted for the stage by Laura Wade, whose play Posh was recently turned into the film The Riot Club, in a ...

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Posh – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Susannah Tresilian Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage It is perhaps particularly relevant with the impending election looming in a few weeks that Salisbury Playhouse’s current production of Posh in conjunction with Nottingham Playhouse Theatre, should focus on the over-privileged rich boys of Oxford’s dreaming spires and reflect the current aggrandisement of the establishment and the roots from which ...

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POSH – Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Susannah Tresilian Reviewer: James Garrington   We may try to push it aside but we all know, if we think about it, the sort of world that some young people inhabit. We have all heard and read tales of secret societies where bacchanalian excess is the order of the day, where the young and privileged develop ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week Beginning Monday 9th February 2015

Shakespeare like you’ve never seen before, a Scottish classic at the Citz and the Carôle King musical are all opening across the country this week. Kris Hallett shares his top picks of UK theatre Beautiful- Aldwych Theatre, London Having taken Broadway by storm this Carôle King biopic now opens in the West End with previews from Tuesday (10thFebruary). It could ...

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