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Venice Preserved – Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: Thomas Otway Director: Prasanna Puwanarajah Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Political unrest, anarchy, rebellion and corruption meet futuristic ‘80’s cyberpunk in this dystopian re-imagining of Thomas Otway’s restoration thriller. First staged in 1682, this tragedy of disillusionment,unfulfilled expectations and distrust of the establishment yields eerie parallels with today’s political climate and the appetite for a change to the status quo. Set ...

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The Provoked Wife – Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: John Vanbrugh Director: Phillip Breen Reviewer: James Garrington Lady Brute is bored. She married in haste and her husband has turned out to be a tedious drunk who’d rather spend time with his friends than with her. So, helped by her niece Bellinda, she decides to spice up her love life by having a dalliance with a younger man ...

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Teh Internet is Serious Business – The Royal Court, London

Writer: Tim Price Director: Hamish Pirie Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Bringing together chatrooms, memes, anarchy and anonymity, Tim Price’s new play explores the chaotic and lawless rise of hacker activists Anonymous and the hugely powerful but short-lived hacking cohort, LulzSec. Having previously written plays about protest and Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, Price is no stranger to politics, activism and leaked information ...

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Twelfth Night – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: John Roberts The atmosphere was electric as the first press night in the impressive new Everyman Theatre on Liverpool’s Hope Street went underway. Here is a building that has been built from the ground up, its open spaces, brick walls, friendly staff and top of the range facilities still feel familiar, walking into ...

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