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Pinter Six: Party Time / Celebration – Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Stephen Bates Harold Pinter’s career as a writer encompassed an era of unprecedented social mobility in Britain. Sparked by the end of post-War austerity, new opportunities opened up for the once disadvantaged, London’s East End and West End began to merge and members of the working classes moved up society’s ladder. The sixth ...

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A Christmas Carol – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: David Edgar, from the book by Charles Dickens Director: Rachel Kavanaugh Reviewer: James Garrington When Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843, he lived in a country full of great poverty. The Poor Laws allowed people to be sent to the Workhouse to claim relief, debtors were imprisoned – including, for a period, his own father – and even ...

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First Light – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

First Light - Chichester Minerva

Writer: Mark Hayhurst Reviewer: David Jobson   Playwright Mark Mayhurst is no stranger to writing about the devastating impact of warfare to different people. His exploration about Nazi brutality in Taken at Midnight received critical acclaim in Chichester and the West End. Now he is back with his latest work, First Light, a WW1 play that addresses one of the ...

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INTERVIEW: A dangerous liaison with Theo Barklem-Biggs

It’s hard to turn a corner these days without coming face to face with actor Theo Barklem-Biggs. He's done comedy, drama and is now returning to the stage at The Donmar Warehouse in December. Paul Couch caught up with him. For someone whose star is on the rise, the ubiquitous 25-year-old Londoner is surprisingly self-effacing about his situation, laughing off ...

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