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The Girl Who Fell – Trafalgar Studios , London

Writer: Sarah Rutherford Director: Hannah Price Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The death by suicide of a 15-year-old girl, and the grief and guilt that follow it, is the subject of Sarah Rutherford’s The Girl Who Fell, making its world premiere at Trafalgar Studios. But while the subject matter may be intense, Rutherford’s script, particularly in its opening half, plays out as ...

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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Peter Nichols Director: Simon Evans Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In times of crisis Brits are famous for a sense of humour and endless stoicism but while that “Blitz Spirit” may apply to times of war and national crisis, Peter Nichols semi-biographical 1967 play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, enjoying a rare outing at the Trafalgar Studios, suggests ...

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The Fishermen – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Chigozie Obioma Director: Jack McNamara Reviewer: Maryam Philpott As the cream of this year’s Edinburgh shows begin the transfer process to London, a 2018 favourite makes its West End debut. Chigozie Obioma’s 2015 novel The Fishermen made the Booker Prize shortlist and was adapted for the stage three years later by Gbolahan Obisesan premiering in Manchester before a month-long stint ...

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Actually – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Anna Ziegler Director: Oscar Toeman Reviewer: David Guest Powerful and pertinent themes pervade Anna Ziegler’s Actually – but the important central contemporary subject matter never becomes more important than the broader human questions, the gripping drama and scintillating performances. Indeed, in this potent two-hander by Anna Ziegler the obvious question about sexual consent and what really happened on one ...

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Equus – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Peter Shaffer Director: Ned Bennett Reviewer: Maryam Philpott We hear a lot about the psychology of a play and the relative success of a particular staging based on how well the director and cast have constructed the emotional, physical and intellectual world in which the characters exist. Peter Shaffer’s 1973 play Equus is even more unusual dealing with the practice ...

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Dark Sublime – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Michael Dennis Director: Andrew Keates Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Cult sci-fi classics have significant life beyond the rigid episodic structure of television, giving rise to conventions, online forums and fan fiction that allows devotees to live within the world of their favourite show for a few hours. Michael Dennis’ debut play Dark Sublime examines this phenomenon from the point of view ...

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education education education – Trafalgar Studios, London

Creators: The Wardrobe Ensemble Directors: Jesse Jones and Helen Middleton Reviewer: Stephen Bates Before Afghanistan, Iraq, the banking crisis, austerity and Brexit, there existed hope for a brighter new Millennium for our country. Wardrobe Ensemble’s raucous show is set in a comprehensive school in May 1997, when the Spice Girls, Take That and Oasis filled the airwaves, the United Kingdom ...

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Vincent River – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Philip Ridley Director: Robert Chevara Reviewer: David Guest Hate crime, according to statistics, is on the increase around the world. In the UK there is such concern about the global issue that the #WeStandTogether campaign and National Hate Crime Awareness Week aim to raise awareness and encourage communities to come together. East Londoner Philip Ridley is known for his ...

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