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Much Ado About Nothing – Globe Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty The Globe’s Summer of Love progresses - verve, wit and colour very much in abundance. Matthew Dunster’s creation takes us from the regular setting of Messina to Mexico in the early 20th Century. The revolución becomes the military backdrop for Don Pedro’s men as they come to Leonato’s house and with ...

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Plastic – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Marius von Mayenburg Translator: Maja Zade Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Claire Hayes   The ambition behind Marius von Mayenburg’s Plastic is dazzling: using the artifice of theatre, its shared space and storytelling communion, to question the boundaries between art and life. If you listen to the narrative of the play’s central character Serge Haulupa, conceptual artist and orchestrator of ...

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A View From Islington North, Arts Theatre, London

Writers: Mark Ravenhill, Caryl Churchill, Alistair Beaton, David Hare, Stella Feehily Director: Max Stafford-Clark Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Out of Joint theatre company’s evening of political satire collects works old and new by some of our country’s best-known playwrights, taking potshots at several elements of the current political establishment to varying levels of success. The first, oldest piece, is Mark Ravenhill’s ...

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Bomber’s Moon – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: William Ivory Director: Matt Aston Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   The experience of combat is a very personal thing, but one that lasts a lifetime. There are men who never speak of it, they did what they had to do and went back to their lives, locking it all away, while others spend the rest of their lives retelling their ...

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Bomber’s Moon – Park Theatre, London

Writer: William Ivory Director: Matt Aston Reviewer: Jon Wainwright "This is unkind," says Jimmy. "No one deserves this." As old as Lear and as close to death, the king's repeated cry of "Never!" becomes "Not old!" as Jimmy rails against the indignities of an ageing body and his confinement in a care home. He knows what it's like to wake ...

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