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Mouthpiece – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Kieran Hurley Director: Orla O’Loughlin Reviewer: Edie Ranvier The lights come up and we meet the writer. Not playwright Kieran Hurley, but his creation, middle-aged one-time wordsmith Libby (Neve McIntosh). “The opening image,” she declares in her opening line. “This is the beginning of the story, and it’s vital.”… So, begins Mouthpieceand it starts as it means to go on ...

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The Crucible – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Tom Morris Reviewer: Chris Oldham Written in 1953 when McCarthyism was in full force, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible was a reflection of what was going on in Washington at the time. Rather than address it outright, however, Miller transfers present day events back to the town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, where a series of witch ...

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An Oak Tree – Bristol Old Vic Studio, Bristol

Writer: Tim Crouch Directors: Karl James and Andy Smith Reviewer: Kris Hallett Tim Crouch’sAn Oak Treeperhaps can claim to be the most influential play of the last decade. It’s challenging of form, its attempt to make a piece that could only ever work as theatre has influenced theatre makers as diverse as Chris Goode, Daniel Bye and the whole Forest ...

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The Events – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: David Grieg Music: John Browne Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Joseph Leigh [Rating:3] The Events takes a fast paced, lyrical approach to the contentious topic of mass murder and its impact on the lives of those left behind. The resulting production is not as depressing as this may sound, but rather a broad reaching analysis of the range of emotions ...

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The Events – The Studio, Birmingham REP

Writer: David Greig Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:2] On 22nd July 2011, Anders Breivik bombed government buildings in Oslo, killing eight people. He then went on to carry out a mass shooting at a camp of young people, killing another 69. The Events is a response to that time. It tells the story of Claire, a gay female ...

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The Events- The Young Vic, London

Writer: David Grieg Music: John Browne Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [rating:4] Before it opened at The Traverse this summer, David Grieg’s play caused some commotion, as it was announced that he had written a piece- complete with songs- inspired by the mass shooting in Norwary carried out by Anders Brevik. No such controversy hangs over its arrival at ...

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The Events – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Grieg Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:3.5] David Grieg has never shied away from creating debate or writing theatre that is unconventional in its delivery, and The Events is no different. The Events explores how a female priest and choir mistress deals with the aftermath of a mass shooting during one of her rehearsals, we watch as ...

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