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Review: Pericles – National Theatre, London 

Writer: William Shakespeare  Adaptor: Chris Bush  Music: Jim Fortune  Director: Emily Lim  Reviewer: Stephen Bates  Pericles, Prince of Tyre is not William Shakespeare’s best play, nor his best-known play and, according to many scholars, it is not wholly his play at all, but here, in the unlikeliest of circumstances, a case can be made for it being one of his ...

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Fury – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Phoebe Eclair-Powell Director: Hannah Hauer-King Reviewer: Andy Moseley Sam is young. Sam is impulsive. Sam is a single mum with two children who is being blackmailed into having sex with the man in the flat above hers. Sam cleans the man’s flat for cash-in-hand undeclared income. Sam is a collection of box ticking dramatic clichés rolled into one. But ...

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The Oresteia – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Adaptor: Rory Mularkey from the original by Aeschylus Director: Adele Thomas Composer: Mira Calix Choreographer: Lucy Burge Reviewer: Chris Rogers Imagine for a moment sitting in a marble Amphitheatre in the blazing sun overlooking the arid vegetation and small, white-walled, buildings that constituted Athens in 458 BC. Behind you rises the Athenian Acropolis with its large hewn temples, built in ...

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The Amen Corner – National Theatre, London

Writer: James Baldwin Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Lettie Mckie [rating:5] As the audience take their seats in the Olivier Theatre for the preview of James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner the stage is already occupied by dim figures who can be seen moving about in the gloom. They are easily visible despite the poor lighting because the stage has been split ...

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Feast – Young Vic, London

Director: Rufus Norris Writers: Yunior Garcia Aguilera, Rotimi Babatunde, Marcos Barbosa, Tanya Barfield and Gbolahan Obisesan Reviewer: Sarah Nutland [rating: 4] “Compliments are like condiments;” witty words from Feast, a Young Vic co-production with the Royal Court. Feast follows the journey of three sisters as they travel through centuries and across continents to a birthday feast. The show begins while ...

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