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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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Our Country’s Good – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Timberlake Wertenbaker Director: Fiona Buffini Designer: Neil Murray Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent In 2014 five dynamic and distinct theatre companies collaborated to create a ground-breaking production of The Threepenny Opera. No one had predicted that the success of this venture would see the collective invite two more organisations to join the fray. Thus Ramps on the Moon consortium was born, ...

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Bridges Y Puentes – Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park

Writer: Dorothy Max Prior Director: Marion Duggan Reviewer: Deborah Parry It feels like everyone is talking about migration at the moment. True, the subject has always been a tabloid favourite and a political hot potato but with Brexit negotiations in full swing, things have been brought to the forefront and even those who don’t usually enter into these sort of ...

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NEWS: Deborah Sawyerr joins Stratford East as Executive Director

London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East has today [9 August 2016] announced that Deborah Sawyerr will join the venue as Executive Director in October. Currently General Manager at the Bush Theatre, Sawyerr will join the East London venue to replace outgoing Executive Director, Mary Caws, working alongside Artistic Director Kerry Michael. Sawyerr is looking forward to the possibilities the future holds. ...

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The Government Inspector, Theatre Royal, Stratford East

Writer: Nikolai Gogol Adaptor: David Harrower Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Edie Ranvier What’s the Russian for “omnishambles”? The Government Inspector is Nikolai Gogol’s 1836 satire about a small town whose corrupt officials are thrown into a panic by the news that an official is coming from St Petersburg to vet their management. Desperate to cover up their corruption and incompetence, ...

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Labels – Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

Labels by Worklight Theatrwe

Writer/Performer: Joe Sellman-Leava Director/Dramaturg: Katharina Reinthaller Reviewer: Daniel Perks   Katie Hopkins. Idi Amin. Jeremy Clarkson. Nigel Farage. All of these people over the years have taken a public view on immigration. All of these people will be remembered in history for polarising opinions. All of these are quoted at the start of Joe Sellman-Leava’s piece,Labels. While beginning with a ...

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