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X – The Royal Court, London

Jessica Raine and Ria Zmitrowicz in X

Writer:Alistair McDowall Director:Vicky Featherstone Reviewer: Maryam Philpott     Space fascinates and terrifies us in equal measure; we have a need to explore, chart and conquer but the expanse and infinity of Space and what might be lurking in it can make the human race seem inconsequential. So many films and TV shows have been devoted to inter-planetary exploration from ...

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Hope – The Royal Court, London

Writer: Jack Thorne Composer: Martin Lowe Director: John Tiffany Reviewer: Chris Rogers Since 2008 there has been markedly little political commentary coming from the West End regarding the recession and the way the acting government is dealing with the situation. Audience figures surged in 2008 as punters sought escapism in well received farces like One Man, Two Guvnors when theatres ...

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The Events – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: David Grieg Music: John Browne Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Joseph Leigh [Rating:3] The Events takes a fast paced, lyrical approach to the contentious topic of mass murder and its impact on the lives of those left behind. The resulting production is not as depressing as this may sound, but rather a broad reaching analysis of the range of emotions ...

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The Events – The Studio, Birmingham REP

Writer: David Greig Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:2] On 22nd July 2011, Anders Breivik bombed government buildings in Oslo, killing eight people. He then went on to carry out a mass shooting at a camp of young people, killing another 69. The Events is a response to that time. It tells the story of Claire, a gay female ...

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The Events- The Young Vic, London

Writer: David Grieg Music: John Browne Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [rating:4] Before it opened at The Traverse this summer, David Grieg’s play caused some commotion, as it was announced that he had written a piece- complete with songs- inspired by the mass shooting in Norwary carried out by Anders Brevik. No such controversy hangs over its arrival at ...

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The Seagull – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Anton Chekhov Adaptation: John Donnelly Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:4.5] They are tired questions, too often asked in modern theatre: "How do you make classicplays relevant to a modern audience?" and "Is it even worthwhile?" Theatre companyHeadlong answer the two emphatically in this subtle but powerful re-imagining of arguablyone of literature's greatest works, Anton Chekhov's The Seagull. ...

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