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Rosmersholm – Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Adaptor: Duncan Macmillan  Director: Ian Rickson  Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Beth Rosmer is perhaps the most influential character in Henrik Ibsen’s Rosmersholm, despite her suicide a year before the curtain rises. Rae Smith’s set contains a tangible reminder of her death: when she jumped into the river by the Rosmer family home, her body clogged up the water ...

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The Deep Blue Sea – Lyttelton Theatre, London

Writer:Terence Rattigan Director: Carrie Cracknell Reviewer:Deborah Parry "When you're stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea, you choose the sea,"says Hester Collyer when asked why she'd attempted to take her own life – which is how this play begins - with our protagonist sprawled out on the floor by the fireplace in her Ladbrook Grove flat, and her ...

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The Doctor’s Dilemma – Lyttleton Theatre, London

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Nadia Fall Reviewer: Sheila Cornelius [rating: 4] In this play, first staged in 1906, Shaw seized the opportunity to air his socialist views on private medical practice. The National Theatre’s beautifully staged revival of his minor masterpiece chimes with current issues around public health and moral choices in a time of scarce resources. A romantic ...

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