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Vincent River – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Philip Ridley Director: Robert Chevara Reviewer: Stephen Bates Vincent River, Philip Ridley’s account of the devastating repercussions from a homophobic hate killing, was first performed at Hampstead Theatre in 2001. In the intervening years, society has changed (albeit not yet enough) and some of the specific details in the 80-minute one-act play feel dated, but, more generally, the persistence ...

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The Knowledge – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: Jack Rosenthal (Adapted by Simon Block) Director: Maureen Lipman Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The black cab is an iconic London landmark every bit as recognisable as Buckingham Palace or St Paul’s Cathedral, and its drivers carry a hard-earned encyclopaedic understanding of the city’s 15,000 central streets as well as the various suburbs. The long process of obtaining ‘The Knowledge’ was ...

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In the Bar of the Tokyo Hotel – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Robert Chevera Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   With Tennessee Williams, you want heat. You want intense emotional situations and you want characters railing against their surroundings, engaged in a futile battle against their own natures. Think of the meeting of Blanche and Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire, she is repulsed by this ill-mannered lout but drawn ...

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The Divided Laing – Arcola Theatre, London

Amiera Darwish and Alan Cox in The Divided Laing

Writer: Patrick Marmion Director: Michael Kingsbury Reviewer: Dan English   Alan Cox is a delight in Patrick Marmion’s new play at the Arcola Theatre, The Divided Laing. Directed by Michael Kingsbury, Marmion’s play is a fictional account of the life of R.(Ronnie) D. Laing, a maverick of the psychiatric world who struggles to balance helping those with mental illness with ...

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Nordost – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Writer: Torsten Buchsteiner (translated by David Tushingham) Director: Adam Barnard Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage [Rating: 4]   It’s 9.05pm October 23rd 2002 in the Dubrovka Theatre, Moscow; remember that time as this was when a group of 42 Chechens interrupted the performance of the musical Nord-Ost taking the entire audience hostage. This may sound a rather gloomy play but it is ...

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