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Measure for Measure – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: James Garrington A powerful man offers help to a young woman in return for sexual favours. These days reading a headline like this may leave you feeling shocked, or maybe no longer surprised – for stories like this have been quite prominent in the news over the past several months as more and ...

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As You Like It – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Kimberley Sykes Reviewer: Katy Roberts The Royal Shakespeare Company is kicking off its summer 2019 season with As You Like It, and what a fine production to open on. As You Like It is a story of the joys (and confusions) of falling in love and has all the classic elements that makes it one of Shakespeare’s ...

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The Pulverised – Arcola Theatre, London

Woman lying on gravel

Writer: Alexandra Badea Director: Andy Sava Reviewer: Stephen Bates For years we have been told that global warming poses the biggest threat to our future, but now Alexandra Badea's play suggests that globalisation could prove a still greater danger. Viewed through the eyes of four employees of multinational corporations in Europe, Asia and Africa, she shows us how individuals can become ...

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King Charles III – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Mike Bartlett Directors: Rupert Goold and Whitney Mosery Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The (relatively) near future. The Queen, after more than 60 years on the throne, has passed away. According to precedent, her eldest son, Charles, immediately becomes King. King Charles III opens with her funeral and it is a truly majestic affair. Set on a stage resembling the inside ...

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Sex and the Three Day Week – Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Stephen Sharkey Director: Serdar Bilis Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin   It’s said that when the blackouts of the three day week were announced a news editor flicked nine-months ahead in his diary to make a note to check on a surge in births. If the frustrations of the people in this show are anything to go by then he was ...

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