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Equus – Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford

Writer: Peter Shaffer Director: Ned Bennett Reviewer: Alice Fowler Peter Shaffer’s masterpiece begins with a disturbing question: why has 17-year-old Alan Strang blinded six horses with a metal spike? Controversial when first performed in 1973, Equus retains its power to shock. English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East’s highly charged production explores the patient-psychiatrist relationship and asks: exactly what ...

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Equus – The Lowry, Salford

 Writer: Peter Shaffer Director: Ned Bennett Reviewer: Sam Lowe The late Peter Shaffer’s psychological thriller, Equus, is still a notable play. It resonates with a modern audience, even though it was written in 1973. An English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East production, Equus is reinterpreted by award-winning theatre director, Ned Bennett. This is exceedingly visual, physical theatre combined with ...

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Made in India – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

  Writer: Satinder Chohan Director: Katie Posner Reviewer: Rachel Watson The Tron Theatre is such a unique place to watch a play, with three small performance spaces, each production is so personal you truly feel part of the show, Made in India is no different. This fantastic play follows three very different women who are brought together through the business of ...

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Made In India – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Ulrika Krishnamurti as Aditi in Made in India

Writer: Satinder Chohan Director: Katie Posner Reviewer:  Nicole Evans Made In India. A phrase we see on our clothing, our toys, our tea; so why not our babies? Setting out to explore the rights and wrongs of foreign surrogacy arrangements in India, Made In India asks this very question and portrays the story of three women; Eva, the child-seeking westerner, Dr ...

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The Husbands – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Sharmila Chauhan Director: Janet Steel Reviewer: Karen McCandless A woman with two – soon to be three – husbands. That is the subject of Sharmilla Chauhan’s new play, The Husbands. It is Aya’s (Syreeta Kumar) wedding day. Her two husbands Omar (Mark Theodore) and Sem (Rhik Samadder) are busy preparing the food for the ceremony before slaughtering a lamb ...

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The Husbands – mac, Birmingham

Writer: Sharmila Chauhan Director: Janet Steel Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards The Husbands, a new play by Sharmila Chauhan, has at its core a brilliantly bizarre and interesting premise. Chauhan takes a refreshing risk in creating a whole fictional community for her drama to take place in; but it certainly does pay dividends as what enfolds is uniquely fascinating. The Husbands ...

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