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Country Music – Omnibus Theatre, London

Writer: Simon Stephens Director: Scott Le Crass Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Simon Stephens’s 2004 piece for the Royal Court, Country Music, is comparatively short, its single act coming in at a tad over 70 minutes. But onstage it covers two decades, following the life of a delinquent teen and the consequences of an action from which he can never fully run away. ...

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Harper Regan – Tabard Theatre, London

Writer: Simon Stephens Director:  Pollyanna Newcombe Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Harper Regan was first performed at The National Theatre in 2008, and yet in its revival at The Tabard Theatre the subject material seems almost as if was written yesterday. This solid production of one of the more accessible plays by Simon Stephens has plenty to offer. Stephens is a keen observer ...

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Bluebird   –  The Space, London

Writer:  Simon Stephens Director:  Adam Hemming Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Simon Stephens has accrued quite a back catalogue since 1998 when Bluebird, his London debut, opened at The Royal Court.  This early play about a bereaved minicab driver picking up various fares in a scorching hot summer demonstrates why Stephens later earned the label of an in-yer-face playwright. Unfortunately, The Space’s revival, ...

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Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle – Wyndham’s Theatre, London

Writer: Simon Stephens Director: Marianne Elliot Reviewer: Richard Maguire Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle states that it is impossible to know both the position and the velocity of an object; the more we focus on the object’s position the less we know about its momentum. It’s not that our measuring tools are inadequate, but that there is some uncertainty inherent in nature. ...

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer:  Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon Director: Marianne Elliott Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time is based on the bestselling novel by Mark Haddon and has won a bucket-load of awards, and with good reason. It follows Christopher Boone (Scott Reid), a 15-year-old boy with an extraordinary mind. After ...

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Liverpool Empire

Writer: Mark Haddon Adaptor: Simon Stephens Director: Marianne Elliot Reviewer: John Roberts  Having just finished its run in the West End, Marianne Elliot’s highly acclaimed production of Mark Haddon’s best-selling book continues on its second UK Tour, as it stops over for a week long run in Liverpool, the production shows no sign of losing any of its originality and ...

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MIF 2017: Fatherland – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester 

Men with arms in the air

Writer: Scott Graham, Karl Hyde, Simon Stephens Music: Karl Hyde Director: Scott Graham Reviewer: Jo Beggs Scott Graham, Karl Hyde and Simon Stephens all went home. Back to their scattered hometowns, those places long left behind but which had shaped their childhoods and their lives. In Corby, Kidderminster, and Stockport they interviewed men about their fathers and their sons. Some ...

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