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Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) – Royal Court, London

Writer: Suzan-Lori Parks Director: Jo Bonney Reviewer: Maryam Philpott ‘It’s natural for a man to want to go to War’ and Suzan Lori-Parks’ 2014 play, making its UK debut at the Royal Court, focuses on the struggle between being a good man in a domestic setting and a worthy soldier. That idea is considerably more complex when the man in ...

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Harlequinade/All On Her Own – Garrick Theatre, London

  Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Kenneth Branagh Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   It’s been eight years since Kenneth Branagh was last in the West End so the decision to form a theatre company and take up a prolonged residency at the Garrick has caused a great deal of excitement. Having been away too long, Branagh is clearly intending to make up ...

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Shakespeare In Love – Noel Coward Theatre, London

Original Screenplay: Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard Stage Adaptation: Lee Hall Director: Declan Donnellan Reviewer: Stephen Bates Undeterred by recent flops, the trend for transferring successful films to the London stage goes on. However, in view of its subject, perhaps this one should be regarded as more of ahomecoming than a transfer. Lee Hall has adapted the 1998 film, a ...

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STAGE SHOT: Shakespeare in Love – Noel Coward Theatre

Produced byDisneyandSonia Friedman Productionsand based on the Academy Award-winning screenplay byMarc NormanandTom Stoppard,Shakespeare in Lovehas been adapted for the stage byLee Hall(Billy Elliot). Featuring a company of 28 actors and musicians, one of thelargestcompaniesever assembled for a play in the West End, plus a dog, this new play will be directed byDeclan Donnellanand designed byNick Ormerod, the driving force behind ...

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NEWS: Lead cast announced for Shakespeare in Love

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the rôles of star-crossed lovers Will Shakespeare and Viola De Lesseps in the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. Tom Bateman will play Will Shakespeare and Lucy Briggs-Owen will play Viola De Lesseps. Tom Bateman’s theatre credits include: ‘Antonio’ in The Duchess of Malfi at The Old Vic; ...

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Lizzie Siddal – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Jeremy Green Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [rating:4] Elizabeth Siddal is arguably the most famous face of pre-Raphaelite painting. Well-recognised as Rossetti’s first muse and the subject of thousands of his portraits, she was immortalised in one of the most significant paintings of the period, posing as the drowned Ophelia in Millais’ painting of the same name. Jeremy ...

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