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The Libertine – Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Writer: Stephen Jeffreys Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: David Guest Anyone salivating over the salacious poster promoting The Libertine at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, is in for a big disappointment. Apart from a lewd and largely irrelevant song at the opening of Act Two, this production delivers little of the sauciness it teases. Stephen Jeffreys’ 1994 faux-Restoration romp (which he has ...

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Julie Burchill: Absolute Cult – Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

Writer: Tim Fountain Director: Mike Bradwell Reviewer: Gareth Davies A hate figure to many, an icon of journalism to some, Julie Burchill is known for writing inflammatory newspaper articles, and for being sacked as a consequence on more than one occasion. In Tim Fountain's second play about her life and career we see Burchill considering the next stage of her ...

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The Hairy Ape – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Eugene O’Neill Director: Kate Budgen Reviewer: Sonny Waheed [rating:3] The Hairy Ape is one of O’Neill’s full-length plays (interestingly presented in one act) that expresses his social concern with the oppressed working class. It centres around Yank (Bill Ward), who works in the belly of a steam liner leading a group of brutish men who spend their working hours ...

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