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salt. – Royal Court, London

Writer: Selina Thompson Director: Dawn Walton Reviewer: David Guest As the performer smashes a large piece of rock salt to smithereens with a sledgehammer and pounds it with a pestle over the course of 75 minutes it would be easy to think Selina Thompson’s salt .is an angry monologue, full of only sound and fury. In fact, this rage against ...

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My Fairfield Lady – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Kevin Fearon Director: Chris Mellor Reviewer: John Roberts On paper, the premise of My Fairfield Lady is a good one, a localised spin on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion should sit perfectly at home at The Royal Court. However, Kevin Fearon and Chris Mellor have created a muddled piece of theatre that lacks distinction and depth. Kevin Fearon in his ...

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Yellow Breck Road – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Gerry Linford Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: John Roberts Following on from his critically acclaimed debut play The Miracle of Great Homer Street last summer, writer Gerry Linford returns to the Court with his follow up play of love, loss and family relationships that remind us that there really is no place like home. Loosely based on The Wizard of Oz, ...

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The Cane  – Royal Court, London

Writer: Mark Ravenhill Director:  Vicky Featherstone Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Some of us can clearly remember the cane, the form of corporal punishment so beloved in boys’ schools of the past. It was banned in 1986 in state schools but lingered on in private schools until the turn of the century. Nowadays the cane is a paradoxical symbol representing both ‘the ...

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Hole- Royal Court, London

Writer: Ellie Kendrick Director: Helen Goalen/ Abbi Greenland Reviewer: Grace Patrick In the hollowed out, cavernous Jerwood Upstairs, which is currently flecked with paint and (hopefully intentionally) a little unfinished looking, Ellie Kendrick’s Holes is a fiery, explosive take on the theme of female rage. Expectations inevitably run high at theatres like the Royal Court, but as the piece grew it ...

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Scouse Cinderella – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer/Director: Kevin Fearon Reviewer: John Roberts The Royal Court has firmly become the place to go for the more adult and alternative fayre to the traditional pantomime. But if truth be told, while the cast have always been at the top of the game, the end results have always been a little hit and miss, for every Scouse of the ...

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ear for eye – Royal Court Theatre, London

Writer/Director: debbie tucker green Reviewer: Scott Matthewman At first glance, debbie tucker green’s latest work for the Royal Court is taking aim at the racial divides in America. But during the two hours of its presentation, during which pace only ever slows so that tension may increase, it appears that there is a knot of anger at the heart of ...

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Mam! I’m ‘Ere – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer/Director: Stephen Fletcher Reviewer: John Roberts Having first been performed six years ago and revived in a bigger, stronger production in 2016 at Liverpool’s Royal Court, Mam! I’m ‘Ere is back once again and by all accounts, it’s the best outing of the production to date. Just off the coast of North Wales, island holiday camp Boogie Wonderland is on ...

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