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Other People’s Money – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Jerry Sterner Director: Katharine Farmer Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “Money is unconditional acceptance” argues Lawrence Garfinkle, the soulless raider from Wall Street who buys flailing companies only to sell off their assets in Jerry Sterner’s 1989 play which became a film two years later. Revived now at the Southwark Playhouse, Other People’s Money is the evocation of the “greed is good” mantra, ...

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The Long Road South – King’s Head Theatre, London

The cast of The Long Road South at London's King's Head Theatre

Writer: Paul Minx Director: Sarah Berger Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Seven years after the first black United States President took office, 1965 feels like a lot more than only half a century ago. The Long Road South, Paul Minx’s searing comedy/drama, first seen at the Hope Theatre along the road from here in 2014, takes us back to a time ...

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A View from the Bridge – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Stephen Unwin Reviewer: Gareth Davies There is a vibrancy and relevance at the heart of this particular Miller portrait of 20th Century humanity that gives it an edge that still reflects the darkest and most conflicted elements of modern society, sixty years after it was written. In a working-class suburb of 1950s Brooklyn, Eddie Carbone (Jonathan ...

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A View from the Bridge – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Stephen Unwin Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards In a case of one of those bizarre scheduling coincidences (almost definitely caused by the centenary of Arthur Miller’s birth) there are currently two fairly large scale productions of A View from the Bridge in theatres at the moment. It seems futile (and more than a little unfair) to compare ...

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A View from the Bridge – Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Stephen Unwin Reviewer: Audrey Pointer Arthur Miller’s private life achieved notoriety with his famous marriage to Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe in 1956. Around the same time, he wrote A View From The Bridge, which was influenced by his impoverished adolescence in the 1930’s Depression. It is widely considered a 20th century classic tragic drama. It is ...

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A View From The Bridge – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Stephen Unwin Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Arthur Miller’s A View From A Bridge takes an uncompromising look at the world of the casually employed longshoremen in Red Hook, a poor area of New York. Eddie Carbone is one such man, introduced to us by the lawyer Alfieri, who acts as occasional narrator as the story moves along. ...

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A View From The Bridge – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Stephen Unwin Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes A View from the Bridge is currently undergoing a major revival, with the multi nominated, award winning version playing at the National Theatre. This version from the Touring Consortium Theatre Company is (thanks to the Arts Council) showing at the Darlington Civic and six other regional theatres; and if it hasn’t ...

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