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A Passage to India – Park Theatre, London

Writer: E.M Forster Adaptor: Simon Dormandy Director: Sebastian Armesto and Simon Dormandy Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “One cannot be friends with the English”, and the examination of this warning that runs through E. M. Forster’s celebrated novel A Passage to India which presages the fight for Indian independence in the year’s leading up to the First World War. There is no ...

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A Passage To India – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer:  E.M. Forster Adaptor:  Simon Dormandy Directors: Sebastian Armesto & Simon Dormandy Reviewer: Daryl Holden A Passage To India tries to accomplish a lot in its run time. Set in India under British occupation before the First World War, it covers topics such as racism, acceptance, love, loss, false accusations, death, togetherness and prejudice to name but a few. Therefore, ...

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Julius Caesar – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Simon Dormandy Reviewer: Claire Hayes With controversy over Trump-as-Caesar raging in New York, the latest collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and its theatre school seems set on a similar theme. As an examination of a society in the process of destroying itself, their contemporary production of Julius Caesar feels at least as relevant to the political ...

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Luce – Southwark Playhouse, London

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Writer: JC Lee Director: Simon Dormandy Reviewer: Tom Finch   JC Lee’s Luce is receiving its UK premiere in Southwark Playhouse’s ‘little’ space, which in a dark, thrust configuration is the perfect setting for this drama to unfold. With the actors joining the audience and watching the play unfold to its uncomfortable conclusion it’s impossible to be sure who is ...

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The Hudsucker Proxy – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen and Sam Raimi Adaptor: Simon Dormandy Director: Simon Dormandy and Toby Sedgwick Reviewer: Jo Beggs Translating a Hollywood film script to the stage is hardly unknown – it’s a great way to bring familiarity to your theatrical season – and judging by Kneehigh’s recent Rebecca, it might well bring lots of folks out who don’t ...

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Waiting For Godot – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Simon Dormandy Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Once said of James Joyce's book Ulysses: “If you just read it you won't understand it, if you study it you won't enjoy it.” Actually, something along those lines is probably said every day by those trying to tackle the work, probably in far more frustrated words. To the uninitiated or ...

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Eldorado – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Marius Von Mayenburg (translated by Maja Zade) Director: Simon Dormandy Reviewer: Georgina Newman El Dorado is the mythical South American city associated with gold, greed and opportunity. Marius Von Mayenburg's Eldorado is a war-torn city, a bourgeois world. A place so ravaged by bombs that it has become every property investor's paradise, where everyone wants to make riches from ...

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