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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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Salomé – The Swan, Stratford on Avon

A man in uniform smiles at one in a dress

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Owen Horsley Reviewer:  James Garrington When Oscar Wilde’s lyrical one-act drama was written in 1892 it was banned as blasphemous while still in rehearsal. It wasn’t until four years later and a French translation that it was actually performed in Paris, not making a public appearance in Britain until 1931 when the ban was lifted. The ...

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The Seagull – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London

Writer: Anton Chekhov Adapter: Torben Betts Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Tom Finch From the moment an electrifying surge appears to blast the stage into action the characters in Torben Betts’ new adaptation of Chekhov’s great masterpiece are thrown into an intense and bitter drama. Relinquishing the traditional naturalism of the period this production, designed by John Bausor, is played upon ...

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A Breakfast of Eels – Print Room, London

Writer: Robert Holman Director: Robert Hastie Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Penrose and Francis gather in their Highgate home to prepare for the funeral of the man that they both call “Daddy”, bickering with each other nervously. Yet they are not brothers. Francis was taken in by the family as a gardener when he was 16 and Penrose only two and, ...

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