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The Importance of Being Earnest – Tara Theatre, London

Writer: Oscar Wilde Reviewer: Sophia Moss “Are you all following the show?” Kudzanayi Chiwawa asks at the beginning of Act Three. It’s a fair question. Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest, which features two men who have each made up a fake person as an excuse to regularly get away from their real lives and the increasingly ridiculous situations ...

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The Game of Love and Chai – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Nigel Planer Director: Jatinder Verma Designer: Claudia Mayer Reviewer: Ron Simpson Tara Arts’ production of The Game of Love and Chai, completing a UK tour with a week at West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Courtyard Theatre, brings a great deal of intelligence, imagination and skill to bear on modernising and re-locating Pierre de Marivaux’s 1730 comedy, The Game of Love and ...

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Vagabonds: My Phil Lynott Odyssey – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Robert Mountford and Chris Larner Director: Chris Larner Reviewer: Laura Marriott Cú Chullain is a traditional Irish legend, known for his beauty, warrior attributes and his incredible feats of strength. On the surface he seems to have little in common with an Irish legend of a different kind, Thin Lizzy front man Phil Lynott. The Dubliner, armed only with ...

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Macbeth – Harrogate Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jatinder Verma Designer: Claudia Mayer Reviewer: Ron Simpson Jatinder Verma’s programme note seems to be a special pleading for a concept that barely exists: this version of Macbeth for Tara Arts, he claims, is set in a British Asian family and the killing of Duncan is an act of patricide, not regicide. Well, up to a ...

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Macbeth – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jatinder Verma Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Macbeth is probably one of the most adaptable of Shakespeare’s works – the tale of power and ambition lending itself to multiple interpretations. Tara Arts’ latest version jumps on that adaptability and transposes the Scottish court to a British Asian family. It’s clear from the opening scenes that this isn’t ...

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Macbeth – Queens Hall, Hexham

Writer: Shakespeare Music: Rax Timyr Director: Jatinder Verma Reviewer: Gemma Hirst Tara Arts Theatre Company version of Macbeth is a traditional telling of the story infused with a dash of Asian culture. Macbeth is the story of a man who craves the power of becoming King, doing whatever he can to achieve his goal. Putting his faith in witches and ...

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Tara Arts, London

Writer: James Hyland Director: Phil Lowe Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:4] So well known is Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella that its title characters have become part of our everyday English language. This gripping and sometimes terrifying one hour monologue is an adaptation of the novella by James Hyland, who also performs it. It approaches the story from a very different angle ...

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Stranger – Tara Arts, London

Director: Rob Hale, Phan Y Ly Reviewer: Christopher Hong [rating:3] The concept of this show requires a little explanation. The performance is devised by the company and is improvised nightly and features video work by the Welsh performance artist Eddie Ladd. A collaboration between Same Stuff Theatre of Vietnam and Aorta Theatre Collective of UK, the aim is to explore ...

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