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Scouse Pacific – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Fred Lawless Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: John Roberts First produced at The Royal Court as a Christmas production, now almost a decade later the show gets a summer revival, which feels as fresh and as funny as it was when it was first performed. Needless to say this comic castaway caper features an almost face cohort in the roles ...

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Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner – The Royal Court, London.

Writer: Jasmine Lee-Jones Director: Milli Bhatia Reviewer: Paul Hegarty It would be unfair to say Jasmine Lee-Jones’ play, Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner is simply about black identity, or about loneliness, or being gay for it is more than the sum of its parts. This play has lots to say and it does so in an imaginative and refreshing manner. Its ...

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The End of History…, Royal Court Theatre, London

Writer: Jack Thorne Director: John Tiffany Reviewer: Scott Matthewman There is an overwhelming theme of disappointment in the air in The End of History…, Jack Thorne’s new family drama. Lesley Sharp’s Sal and David Morrisey’s Dave, a well off couple with far left leanings, have aspirations for their three children that none could hope to meet. In turn, the children ...

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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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