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Crave- The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol.

Writer: Sarah Kane Director: Jessica Rose McVay Reviewer: Kris Hallett There have been many pretenders over the years but no one has come close to creating the sheer theatrical poetry of Sarah Kane. Taken far too young at the age of 28 her plays first shook and then changed the British theatrical landscape. In studio spaces up and down the ...

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4:48 Psychosis – Lyric Hammersmith, London

Composer: Phillip Venables Libretto: adapted from 4:48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane Director: Ted Huffman Conductor: Richard Baker Reviewer: T.L. Wiswell This opera is remarkable on many fronts. Firstly, it is the first adaptation of the works of Sarah Kane for opera. Her star is truly in ascendance, 15 years after her death: Sheffield Theaters mounted a Sarah Kane season featuring ...

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Cleansed – C Nova, Edinburgh

Director: Julia Midtgard Choreographers: Sophie Lamont and Samuel Skoog Reviewer: Rachael Hickman Sarah Kane and friends saved the British theatre in the nineties, although, now in 2015 this kind of experimental theatre shouldn't be as shocking to audiences, but, it still can be. Fear No Colours have taken on the challenge of staging Kane’s play Cleansed as well as Phaedra’s ...

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4.48 Psychosis – Crypt Gallery, London

Writer: Sarah Kane Director: Emily Louizou Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Sarah Kane’s final play has often been described as a ‘theatrical suicide note’, dealing as it does with the writer’s own clinical depression and the ineffectiveness of any therapy to halt her decline. Collide Theatre’s attempt to portray the script’s fragmented stream of consciousness by placing its audience inside the hell ...

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4:48 Psychosis – Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Sarah Kane Director: Charlotte Gwinner Reviewer: Ruth Jepson At 4:48, when sanity visits, for one hour and twelve minutes, I am in my right mind 4:48am. Allegedly the time when writer Sarah Kane would wake up, mind clear after a day of battling back the black dog with a cocktail of prescription drugs, and find herself able to write ...

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Blasted – The Other Room, Cardiff

Writer: Sarah Kane Music: Nick Gill Director: Kate Wasserberg Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Blasted is set in a country at war and follows the theme of the oppressor becoming the oppressed. We watch the main character Ian (Christian Patterson) slowly go from being a bully who pressures, insults, guilt trips and abuses his ex-girlfriend, Cate (Louise Collins), to finding himself defenceless ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week Beginning Monday 2nd February 2015

Kris Hallett looks at the best of the UK's theatre in this week's round-up which includes revivals of some modern classics, as well as some fresh new adaptations alongside a sprinkling of new productions. Harvey- Birmingham Rep Already announced to play in the West End, Mary Chase’s comedy about a man with a friendship with a six foot tall rabbit ...

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Crave – Sgouros Theatre, New York

Writer: Sarah Kane Director: Gregory Kowalski Reviewer: Jonathan Alexandratos   Not everyone responds to the work of Sarah Kane, and those who do often do not respond the same way. Kane wrote five turbulent, emotional plays (and one short screenplay) before her life was tragically cut short by suicide at the age of 28. When her work does not depict ...

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