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FILM REVIEW: Making Noise Quietly

Writer: Robert Holman, Nick Drake and Mark Rosenblatt Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Theatre has long overlapped with film, benefiting from the application of cinematic techniques on stage thanks to the pioneering work of companies like Complicitéand renowned directors including Ivo Van Hove and Robert Icke, while actors have always moved back and forth with ease between the two. ...

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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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NEWS: Morgan and Teale lead The Broken Heart company

Casting has been announce for Shakespeare’s Globe production of The Broken Heart, playing at the venue’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 12th March. The production will feature well known TV faces Amy Morgan (Mr Selfridge) and Owen Teale (Game of Thrones) alongside Luke Thompson who received critical acclaim for his performance of Marc Anthony in The Globe’s production of Julius Caesar ...

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Tiger Country – Hampstead Theatre, London

Writer / Director: Nina Raine Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   We are fascinated by medical dramas, which explain the popularity of pseudo-soap operas like Casualty and ER. Part of this is a desire to understand and compare the uniquely British NHS and its rôle in society to other countries, but also doctors, and especially surgeons, undertake an extraordinary job, almost God-like ...

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Julius Caesar – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Maryam Philpott What constitutes a hero? Is it the man who fashions an extensive empire, defeating all in his path, but brings despotic rule to his own people who love him nonetheless, or the man who kills his friend, a supposed tyrant, for the sake of personal honour and social freedom? This dilemma ...

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