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Heroine – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: Nessah Muthy Director: Steven Atkinson Reviewer: Clare Boswell Heroine by Nessah Muthy is a play with a strong political message. Centred around ex-soldier Grace (Asmara Gabrielle), Heroine turns the tables on the Radical-Islam question. It asks it's audience to consider whether it is right, or indeed conducive within a progressive society, to shut down dialogue on uncomfortable issues, brandishing all ...

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Unfaithful – FOUND111, London

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Adam Penfold Reviewer: Niall Harman Clocking in at only 70 minutes, Owen McCafferty’s Unfaithful is a short play, but it is not a slight one. It opens in a sparse room with a middle-aged couple arguing. Tom (Sean Campion) has slept with another woman, and while he is reluctant to discuss the matter, his wife Joan ...

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Bad Jews – Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford

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Writer: Josh Harmon Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Bill Avenell This is undoubtedly a clever play based around the old plot line of grieving, some more than others, relatives gathering after the funeral of a much-loved grandfather and squabbling over the disposition of the prized family heirloom. The twist in this case is that the family is Jewish and the heirloom ...

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Bad Jews – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

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Writer: Joshua Harman Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman Bad Jews premiered in New York in 2012, before transferring to Theatre Royal Bath in 2014 and then to the West End. It has since enjoyed runs at three London theatres and is currently touring the UK. The show hit headlines when complaints led to its posters being banned on ...

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Handbagged – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Author: Moira Buffini Director: Indhu Rubasingham Reviewer: Ann Bawtree After a successful run at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End, Moira Buffini’s Handbagged is now partway through a countrywide tour. There are only six names mentioned in the cast list and two of them play the same character at different ages. The remaining two, Asif Khan and Richard Teverson, ...

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The Cocktail Party – The Print Room, London

Writer: T. S. Eliot Director: Abbey Wright Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Are we all strangers to ourselves and to others, can we ever really know anyone else and is our supposed knowledge of other people just the ‘memory of moments’ we have shared? These questions lay at the heart of T. S. Eliot’s philosophical and emotionally-charged play The Cocktail Party ...

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Handbagged – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Author: Moira Buffini Director: Indhu Rubasingham Reviewer: Tim Frost   This superb, thoughtful, clever and utterly brilliant play, originally produced last year by North London’s Tricycle Theatre, is a wonderful mix of history, hilarity, supposition and pathos. During Mrs Thatcher’s time in office she met the Queen each week and there has been much speculation about their interactions. On stage, ...

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Spamalot – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book &Lyrics: Eric Idle Music: John Du Prez Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Claire Going ‘And now! At Last! Another musical completely different from some of the other musicals which aren't quite the same as this one is...’ Spamalot is the musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Mixing the Pythons’ legendary irreverent humour with the musical talents of ...

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