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Medea – Almeida Theatre, London

Writer: Rachel Cusk (from Euripides) Director: Rupert Goold Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Head bowed, her face hidden behind her long black hair, Medea listens to taunts meant to shame and humiliate her. An all-female chorus, gossiping and brandishing their maternal badges by clutching their offspring to their breasts, casts her out from among them, like an unclean leper. Medea’s “crime” ...

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King Charles III – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Mike Bartlett Directors: Rupert Goold and Whitney Mosery Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The (relatively) near future. The Queen, after more than 60 years on the throne, has passed away. According to precedent, her eldest son, Charles, immediately becomes King. King Charles III opens with her funeral and it is a truly majestic affair. Set on a stage resembling the inside ...

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The Merchant of Venice – Almeida Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Rupert Goold Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards   If a production makes you wonder, upon leaving, why a certain play is still performed there is something wrong, right? Such is the case with your reviewer and the production of The Merchant of Venice opening at the Almeida, revived from the RSC from 2011. While the inevitable discussions ...

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Made In Dagenham – Adelphi Theatre, London

Book: Richard Bean Lyrics: Richard Thomas Music: David Arnold Director: Rupert Goold Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Turning a film into a play or stage musical has become fairly commonplace; yet in a discerning market, for every success like Grease or Hairspray there’s a misfire like Fatal Attraction. How much more difficult that becomes when the you take a film that ...

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King Charles III – Almeida Theatre, London

Writer: Mike Bartlett Director: Rupert Goold Reviewer: Christopher Hong The Queen is dead. Prince Charles can finally fulfill his lifelong destiny and become king. His opinionated and maverick style of rule begins with an audience with not just the Prime Minister, but also the opposition leader. But more seriously, he chooses to exercise his refusal of the Royal Assent on ...

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American Psycho – Almeida, London

Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis Music and Lyrics: Duncan Sheik Director: Rupert Goold Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [Rating:4] Bret Easton Ellis’ controversial slasher satire, American Psycho, is a disturbing portrait of the financial greed and yuppy consumerism of the 1980‘s, a grotesque inversion of the American dream, which divided critics when it was first published ...

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