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Mary Stuart – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Friedrich Schiller Adaptor/Director: Robert Icke Reviewer: Dave Cunningham As the audience waits for Almeida’s production of Mary Stuart to begin it is hard to ignore a series of screens that feature an image of a coin in a golden bowl. This is one of a number of ways in which director Robert Icke brings tension and anxiety to his adaptation ...

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Oresteia – Almeida Theatre, London

Writer: Aeschylusin a new version by Robert Icke Director: Robert Icke Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile     Robert Icke’s new version of Aeschylus’ Oresteia explodes onto the Almeida stage in a dark, complex, heartbreaking and inevitably bloody production. Icke has brought Aeschylus’ trilogy bang up to date in his epic interpretation of the story of Agamemnon and his family and how ...

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The Father – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Florian Zeller Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Claire Hayes Crossing the bridge of understanding with a fellow human being can often be difficult, especially when that person is suffering from dementia, with a very different reality from our own. This new translation from the French of Florian Zeller’s play, The Father, uses the immediacy of theatre to create a window ...

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The Match Box – Tricyle, London

Writer: Frank McGuinness Director: Lia Williams Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [rating:4] After a hugely successful run at The Liverpool Everyman, Frank McGuinness’ one-woman show about loss and revenge has transferred to The Tricycle. In a barely furnished and shabby room, with the front door open to the desolate land that surrounds the building, Sal spends her days talking to the sheep ...

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Old Times – Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Ian Rickson Reviewer Stephen Bates [rating:5] In 2011 at the same theatre (then named The Comedy), Ian Rickson directed what many regard as the definitive version of Pinter's 1978 play Betrayal, which depicted a love triangle of two men and a woman. Now he returns with the same leading actor to direct this three-hander for two ...

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The Match Box – Liverpool Playhouse Studio

Writer: Frank McGuinness Director: Lia Williams Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] From the first syllable to the final blackout, something powerful takes hold of you; it keeps you within its grasp and never let’s go. Undeniably the Liverpool Playhouse have possibly crafted the closest thing to theatrical perfection in the latest world premiere to grace the intimate Playhouse Studio stage. Closing ...

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