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Top Girls – The National Theatre, London

Writer: Caryl Churchill Director: Lyndsey Turner Reviewer: Maryam Philpott On the surface, the 1980s seemed like a huge breakthrough for women and for anyone growing-up in that decade there were gutsy female role models everywhere; the holders of the two pre-eminent governmental roles, the Prime Minister and the monarch, were women and on television the likes of Joan Collins and ...

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Pinter 4: Moonlight / Night School – Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Writer: Harold Pinter Directors: Lyndsey Turner and Ed Stambollouian Reviewer: Maryam Philpott After three successful collections, Jamie Lloyd hands over the directorial reigns for the fourth outing of Pinter at the Pinter with mixed results. Lyndsey Turner directs the 1993 70-minute piece Moonlight while Ed Stambollouian takes charge of the latest revival of 1979’s Night School, which together give Pinter ...

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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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NEWS: Barbican announces Hamlet on-sale dates

In what is already one of the most anticipated theatre productions of next year, further details of Benedict Cumberbatch’s starring rôle in Hamlet have been released by the Barbican Centre. Cumberbatch will make his Barbican stage debut in the Shakespearian classic, directed by Lyndsey Turner. Booking will open for Barbican Red Members this Friday (1 August) and for Barbican Orange ...

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Fathers and Sons – Donmar Warehouse, London

Writer: Brian Friel (from the novel by Ivan Turgenev) Director: Lyndsey Turner Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Imagine you could remake society, not just revolutionise it, but entirely remake it from scratch; remove every structure, every institution, every person and every meaning that exists and start anew. This belief, known as nihilism, is introduced into the rural home of the Kirsanov family ...

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NEWS: Donmar Spring 2014 Season Announced

Josie Rourke, Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, today announced the Spring 2014 season for the Covent Garden venue. The season will open with Versailles, a new play by Peter Gill. Set among a middle-class English family in Kent, and with their son in Paris, at the negotiations of the Treaty of Versailles, the play is in part a love ...

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Candide – The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Writer: Mark Ravenhill, inspired by the book by Voltaire Director: Lyndsey Turner Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:3.5] How many times can you knock a man down, before he stops trying to get back up? This is the question that presents itself throughout Voltaire’s original Candide that delivers a tale of hope and optimism in the face of a succession of setbacks, ...

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The Victorian in the Wall – Royal Court, London

Writer: Will Adamsdale Directors: Will Adamsdale and Lindsey Turner Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:3.5] Will Adamsdale came to prominence when he won the Perrier Award for Comedy at the 2004 Edinburgh Festival, but instead of following many of his contemporaries into arena tours, he has chosen the much braver option of exploring the potential for his brand of comedy in fringe ...

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