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Home, I’m Darling – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Tamara Harvery Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Co-produced by Theatr Clwyd and The National Theatre, Laura Wade’s Home, I’m Darling is on tour before a rejoiceful home-coming at the theatre in north Wales where it began life before transferring to London and beyond. It is a commentary on the way we live our lives in a modern world, feminism, ...

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Home, I’m Darling – Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Coming across the bridge from the National Theatre to St. Martin’s Lane has done nothing to sap the energy of Laura Wade’s bright trip to a marriage in hidden stress. Her work is generally a masterclass of building tension – normality that splinters, then cracks then falls to pieces. It’s a ...

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Good People – Noel Coward Theatre, London

Writer: David Lindsay-Abaire Director: Jonathan Kent Reviewer: Stephen Bates Rooted in the tough neighbourhood of South Boston, Margaret is one of the “good people”. She struggles to make ends meet and looks after a disabled daughter, resorting to constant wisecracks to mask her pain. She is an habitual victim of life’s domino effects, in which minor incidents lead to major ...

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If You Don’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You Sleep – Royal Court Theatre, London

Writer: Anders Lustgarten Director: Simon Godwin Reviewer: Andy Moseley [rating:4.5] In his programme notes, Anders Lustgarten says “now’s the time for the return of proper political theatre.” While some may argue it has never really gone away, it’s true that there has been a dearth of good political theatre recently, with too many ‘politics by numbers’ plays that tick social ...

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