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For Services Rendered – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: W. Somerset Maugham Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Margarita Shivarova A period drama putting the life of the Ardsleys’ household at the centre of what comes to be a thorough depiction of the multitude individual and collective struggles in a post-World War I England. Although set almost a hundred years ago, the play by W. Somerset Maugham’s still resonates with ...

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But It Still Goes On  – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer:  Robert Graves Director:  Fidelis Morgan Reviewer:  Richard Maguire This is an odd one: a ‘lost’ Robert Graves play which documents the aftershocks of war and, surprisingly, has two characters, one male and one female, struggling to come to terms with their homosexuality. Very funny and almost embarrassingly melodramatic, it’s difficult to label this play with a genre. Perhaps, as ...

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The Merchant of Venice – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jonathan Munby Reviewer: Harry Stern   There is a great deal to admire in this new production of an old favourite and even more to enjoy. Actors and audience have a jolly time alike. Yet it remains a perennially problematic play which seems at first acquaintance to endorse a loathsome anti-Semitism from which the world needs ...

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