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The Father – Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Kenneth Cranham and Amanda Drew

Writer:Florian Zeller Translator: Christopher Hampton Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Jess Rowe   The one-act French play, that has become more apparent to British theatre after its recent West End run and success at the 2016 Oliviers, with Kenneth Cranham collecting Best Actor, heightens audiences’ attention to a chronic illness even more than expected by the time the house lights fade. ...

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Escaped Alone – Royal Court Theatre, London

The cast of Escape Alone at The Royal Court

Writer: Caryl Churchill Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Stephen Bates The calm of an English suburban garden on a Summer afternoon provides the misleading primary setting for Caryl Churchill’s bold and original one-act comedy. All is not what it at first seems and, in a parallel universe, a catastrophic event is threatening all civilisation. An apt alternative title for the play ...

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The Trial – Young Vic, London

Writer: Franz Kafka Adapter: Nick Gill Director: Richard Jones Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The relationship between state control and individual liberty has long been a thorny issue, so any encroachment on what are seen as the essential rights and freedoms of citizens can cause uproar. Naturally then this area has proved fruitful for writers and dramatists keen to explore extreme societies ...

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