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The Night Before Christmas – Soho Theatre, London

Writer and co-lyricist: Anthony Neilson Composer: Tom Mills Director and co-lyricist: Steve Marmion Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Given there are two other shows with the same title but aimed at the family market, it would be advisable to check in advance that Anthony Neilson’s The Night Before Christmas is the one you intend to see. For blessed with adult content ...

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Address Unknown – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Kathrine Kressman Taylor Director: Steve Marmion Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:2.5] Adapted for the stage by Frank Dunlop, Address Unknown started life as an epistolary novella from 1938, written by Kathrine Kressman Taylor and charting the tragic deconstruction of a once-beloved friendship. Max and Martin are German business partners, the former a Jewish art dealer residing in San Francisco and ...

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Pastoral – HighTide Festival, Halesworth

Writer: Thomas Eccleshare Director: Steve Marmion Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4.5]   “England's green and pleasant land”, an image that conjures up images of idyllic rural settings and peaceful countryside pursuits. For Thomas Eccleshare's Pastoral, winner of the 2011 Verity Bargate Award, however, the idyll is something much darker and threatening. In the city, green shoots breaking through shop fronts hint ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Getting Directions

Author: Russ Hope Publisher: Nick Hern Books Reviewer: John Roberts Russ Hope has been given unprecedented access to some of the UK’s biggest and most influential directors. The book is described as “A fly-on-the-wall guide for emerging theatre directors” which may perhaps be a little misguiding, for Getting Directions is more an insight into the rehearsal process of the selected ...

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