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Keep on Walking Federico – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Mark Lockyer Director: Alice Malin Reviewer: Dominic Corr We will never live to see every truth unearthed. We will never find all which has been buried beneath the grains of sand about our own, our parents and companions lives. No matter how hard we try to uncover these, to ponder them – we just can’t do it. Any familiar ...

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Miss Julie – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: August Strindberg Adaptor: Howard Brenton Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Tense and precariously combustible from the start, the work is a captivating 90 minutes of domestic trouble and class antagonism that leaves one a little breathless. The version here, a freshly written by Howard Brenton which is directed by his long-time Strindberg collaborator Tom Littler, brings out the claustrophobic ...

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The Funeral Director  – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Iman Qureshi Director:  Hannah Hauer-King Reviewer:  Richard Maguire The Funeral Director is this year’s winner of the 2018 Papatango New Writing Prize, an award that guarantees the winner a full production of their play, and a £6,000 commission for another one. The setting, a Muslim funeral home, is definitely a novel location for London theatre, but Iman Qureshi’s story is, ...

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Two for the Seesaw – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: William Gibson Director: Gary Condes Reviewer: Scott Matthewman When you are in the company of two characters for the best part of two and a half hours, it helps if you want to be in their company. In this respect, Two for the Seesaw is hampered from the off, centering as it does around an insensitive, perpetually angry jerk and ...

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And Here I Am – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Hassan Abdulrazzak Director: Zoe Lafferty Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Theatre is a lifeline and a cultural force; it can make you happy or sad, provoke debate or spread new knowledge, and in some of the darkest places in the world it offers hope. Hassan Abdulrazzak’s one-man play And Here I Am is based on the life story of performer Ahmed ...

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Blue Heart – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Caryl Churchill Director: David Mercatali Reviewer: Kris Hallett It can never be claimed that Caryl Churchill rests on her laurels. Being described as 'Britain's greatest living playwright' would surely give you the right to sit back with feet up and cigar to hand and churn out well-made plays that can easily be consumed and appreciated by a boulevard West ...

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Invincible – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

The company of Original Theatre's Invincible

Writer: Torben Betts Director: Christopher Harper Reviewer: Ann Bawtree The Original Theatre Company has brought a new play Invincible by Torben Betts in a co-production with the Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds to Guildford as part of an extended UK tour. Four actors, Kerry Bennett, Emily Bowker, Graeme Brookes, and Alastair Whatley play respectively two couples, Oliver and Emily, Dawn ...

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Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Jane Wenham: Witch of Walkern

Writer: Rebecca Lenkiewicz Director: Ria Parry Reviewer: Claire Hayes A play that opens in the aftermath of a hanging, Out of Joint’s Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkernmakes a grab for the dramatic jugular. Rebecca Lenkiewicz examines a Hertfordshire village at the beginning of the 18th Century; a time when the full frenzy of witch hunts may have passed their ...

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