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The Glass Piano  – The Print Room at The Coronet, London

Writer: Alix Sobler Director:  Max Key Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Thinking you were made of glass was, apparently, not an unusual psychological condition in the past and in Alix Sobler’s new play at The Print Room Princess Alexandria of Bavaria is certain that as a child she swallowed, whole, a glass piano. This play, based on real people, could be an ...

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The Outsider  – The Print Room at the Coronet, London

Writer:  Albert Camus Adaptor: Ben Okri Director:  Abbey Wright Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Hot on the heels of Neil Bartlett’s adaptation of The Plague at the Arcola, Booker Prize winner Ben Okri now adapts Albert Camus’ other great work, The Outsider (L’ Étranger). Playing at the atmospheric Print Room, existentialism has never looked so good. In surely what will be a break-out role ...

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Little Eyolf – The Print Room at the Coronet, London

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Director: Sofia Jupither Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Stark set, stark theme and stark performance. Ibsen’s play about a family in calamity is a tough to take – the insights and cutting jibes at human selfishness are shiveringly accurate and the delivery is forceful. A heady mix, and a superb creation from the Norwegian Ibsen Company and the National ...

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Trouble in Mind – The Print Room at the Coronet, London

Writer: Alice Childress Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Theatre is about unity; a group of performers and creatives coming together with an audience to tell stories. But this idea implies there is equality between these groups, which is still far from the case. Alice Childress’ 1955 play Trouble in Mind which transfers from the Theatre Royal in Bath to ...

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Hearing Voices – Print Room @ The Coronet, London

Music: Jocelyn Pook Director: Emma Bernard Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Mental illness is one of the last great stigmas of modern society, it’s also one of the oldest. From the horrifying tales of Victorian asylums to modern definitions of PTSD, those who struggle with a mental illness have often found themselves on the fringes of society. Jocelyn Pook’s new show Hearing ...

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In The Depths of Dead Love – The Print Room, London

Writer: Howard Barker Director: Gerrard MacArthur Reviewer: Scott Matthewman In the depths of the countryside, there is a bottomless well guarded by a poet. Citizens pay him to throw themselves in – or, if they choose not to commit suicide, pay again to leave. A local gentlewoman is a frequent visitor, who pays over and over but always chooses not ...

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