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Trust – Gate Theatre, London

Writer: Falk Richter Adaptor: Maja Zade Director: Jude Christian Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Civilisations rise and fall, there is something almost inevitable about it. The Romans, the Ottomans even the Brits once had the most significant empires in the world, but one by one they all collapsed and were replaced by something else. Falk Richter’s play Trust uses the metaphor of ...

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Plastic – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Marius von Mayenburg Translator: Maja Zade Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Claire Hayes   The ambition behind Marius von Mayenburg’s Plastic is dazzling: using the artifice of theatre, its shared space and storytelling communion, to question the boundaries between art and life. If you listen to the narrative of the play’s central character Serge Haulupa, conceptual artist and orchestrator of ...

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Beware of Pity – Barbican Theatre, London

Adaptors: Simon McBurney, James Yeatman, Maja Zade and the Ensemble Director: Simon McBurney Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Pity is one of the most complicated emotions; on one hand, it speaks of compassion and thoughtfulness for others while, at the other extreme, it can be patronising or give the recipient false hope. Based on a novel by Stefan Zweig, theatre company Complicite ...

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The Dog, The Night and The Knife – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Marius von Mayenburg Director: Oliver Dawe Reviewer: Nichola Daunton   You can always tell when a play is from the continent (other than by looking at the writers name) as it’s usually totally different from the traditional well-made plays that are still being churned out here in the UK. Written by German writer Marius von Mayenburg, the UK premiere ...

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Eldorado – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Marius Von Mayenburg (translated by Maja Zade) Director: Simon Dormandy Reviewer: Georgina Newman El Dorado is the mythical South American city associated with gold, greed and opportunity. Marius Von Mayenburg’s Eldorado is a war-torn city, a bourgeois world. A place so ravaged by bombs that it has become every property investor’s paradise, where everyone wants to make riches from ...

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