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The Big Meal – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Dan LeFranc Director: Michael Boyd Reviewer: Claire Hayes Make sure you inhale deeply before you watch The Big Meal. It begins with a meeting in a restaurant and, from that first, heady encounter at a table for two, there’s little chance to catch your breath. Sam and Nicole tell each other they aren’t looking for commitment but, as their ...

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Bracken Moor – Tricycle Theatre, London

Writer: Alexi Kaye Campbell Director: Polly Teale Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:5] It takes considerable boldness for a modern playwright to set a play in 1937, adhering to the conventions of an era from which so many classics already exist. In this context, how could a voice from the present speak louder than one from the past? And what reason could ...

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The Plough and the Stars – Birmingham Rep at The Old Rep

Writer: Sean O’Casey Director: Wayne Jordan Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4.5] Sean O’Casey’s classic play is set around the time of the 1916 Easter uprising in Dublin, telling the story of events before and during that time. It focuses not on the leaders of the uprising, or the political figures that we may read about in the history books, but instead ...

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