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Red Velvet – Garrick Theatre, London

Writer: Lolita Chakrabarti Director: Indhu Rubasingham Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Premiering in 2012 as director Indhu Rubasingham’s first programmed work at the Tricycle Theatre, Lolita Chakrabarti’s biography of the first black actor to play Othello on the London stage reaches the West End at a time when issues of race and casting are as prominent as ever. The majority of Chakrabarti’s ...

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Race and Gender in the Novels of the Brontës – The Midland Hotel, Bradford

Contributors: Juliet Barker, John Bowen, Rebecca Fraser, Bonnie Greer, Boyd Tonkin Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood It is one of many events part of the Bradford Literature Festival. The festival has a rich and exciting line up of events for their programme which explore themes relevant today through literary and historical celebrations. The panel chair, Boyd Tonkin, opens the discussion asking the ...

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Race – Assembly George Square Studios, Edinburgh

Director: Clare Mortimer Reviewer: Gareth Davies The set-up seems simple – a wealthy white man is accused of raping a black woman in a hotel room. But for Pulitzer prize-winning writer David Mamet inRace, this scenario is the launchpad for a coruscating exploration of notions of shame, guilt, reparation and trust. The white accused (Michael Gritten) consults his prospective defence ...

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NEWS: Allam returns to Hampstead in Seminar

Roger Allam will return to Hampstead Theatre this autumn, appearing as Leonard in Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar. Directed by Terry Johnson, Seminar will play at the north London venue from 25 September to 18 October. Rebeck’s comedy first played on Broadway in 2011 with the rôle of Leonard originally played by Alan Rickman and then Jeff Goldblum. Allam last appeared at ...

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