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The Red Barn – National Theatre, London

Writer: David Hare (adapted from the novel by Georges Simenon) Director: Robert Icke Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Sometimes a single event can change your life forever; it can set you on a path you didn’t expect, change you into someone else, it can even make you a murderer. Opening at The National Theatre, David Hare’s new play The Red Barn, adapted ...

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NEWS: Theatre’s Great and Good gather for 61st Evening Standard Awards

Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Sondheim and Sir Ian McKellen at the Evening Standard Awards

By Maryam Philpott 2015 has been another impressive year for the London stage and with a crop of ‘reviews of the year’ about to emerge, the EveningStandard once again pips everyone to the post by presenting its annual Theatre Awards months before anyone else. Theatrical luminaries gathered at the Old Vic on Sunday to celebrate the 61st Evening Standard Awards, ...

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1984 – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: George Orwell Adaptersand Directors: Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan Reviewer: Claire Hayes Headlong’s adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 has enjoyed three West End runs and two tours prior to its arrival in Bath. So, those of us who’ve already read the book and perused the four and five-star reviews of the play may feel as though they ...

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1984 – Nottingham Playhouse

Writer: George Orwell Adapters and directors: Robert Icke and Duncan MacMillan Reviewer: Dave Smith It’s now more than 65 years since George Orwell wrote his vision of a dystopian future of a society where the state is able to constantly monitor and control its citizens in the name of national security, and more than 30 years have passed since the ...

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Oresteia – Almeida Theatre, London

Writer: Aeschylusin a new version by Robert Icke Director: Robert Icke Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile     Robert Icke’s new version of Aeschylus’ Oresteia explodes onto the Almeida stage in a dark, complex, heartbreaking and inevitably bloody production. Icke has brought Aeschylus’ trilogy bang up to date in his epic interpretation of the story of Agamemnon and his family and how ...

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1984 – Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Writer: George Orwell Adaptor/Director: Robert Icke Reviewer: Francesca Parker George Orwell’s spine-chilling dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four has been brought to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre by: Headlong Theatre Company in collaboration with Almeida Theatre. Having been seamlessly adapted and almost entirely transformed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, the production has received great acclaim in its 2013 UK tour and recent residency ...

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1984 – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: George Orwell (adapted by Robert Icke &Duncan Macmillan) Directors: Robert Icke &Duncan Macmillan Reviewer: Joan Phillips George Orwell’s alarmingly prescient prediction of state surveillance and control is given a successful makeover by Headlong Theatre Company. Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan have taken on the difficult task of bringing this well told story to the stage with an ingeniously fresh ...

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1984 – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: George Orwell Adaptation &Direction: Robert Icke &Duncan Macmillan Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Arriving in Glasgow on a wave of five-star reviews, Headlong’s sell-out production of 1984 at the Citizens Theatre would seem to promise much, but the question is, does it deliver? The answer, thankfully, is a resounding yes. Theatrical productions that genuinely have the power to move are becoming ...

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