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Constellations – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Nick Payne Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty   The elegant genius of Payne’s work is the perspective it presents. Much like the science that inspires it, the work contains meaning and depth curled around and hidden in each flashed scene. Over the course of an hour and a bit we begin to see the story on a micro ...

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As Is – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: William M Hoffman Director: Andrew Keates Reviewer: Stephen Bates Snippets from radio broadcasts spanning 35 years precede the performance of Andrew Keates’ revival of William M Hoffman’s play, giving a perspective of how times have changed. An American voice reports solemnly that a “rare pneumonia” has struck the San Francisco gay community, followed immediately by Nigel Farage proclaiming that ...

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East is East – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Writer: Ayub Khan Din Director: Sam Yates Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Ayub Khan Din’s autobiographical play East is East is heading for its 20th anniversary next year with this touring production of the Trafalgar Studios’ recent revival. For most of the audience, it may be their first experience with the story in play form, with many having maybe seen the exemplary ...

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Man of Steal – Trafalgar Studios 1, London

Writers: James Freedman and Edward Hilsum Director: Edward Hilsum Reviewer: Scott Stait   Stealth crime expert and self-confessed “honest pickpocket” James Freedman sets about alerting and educating his audiences in the importance of keeping our personal items and information safe in a world where digital and street crime are evolving day to day. If Freedman knows 20 ways to determine ...

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Bomber’s Moon – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: William Ivory Director: Matt Aston Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   The experience of combat is a very personal thing, but one that lasts a lifetime. There are men who never speak of it, they did what they had to do and went back to their lives, locking it all away, while others spend the rest of their lives retelling their ...

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Golem – Trafalgar Studios 1, London

Writer &Director: Suzanne Andrade Reviewer: Scott Stait   The chances are, you have an online social media presence. More likely than not, that’s how you stumbled into this purple corner of the internet. Did you arrive here through choice, or because somebody else suggested you should? Golem, loosely based on Gustav Meyrink’sDer Golem taps into the current anxieties of the ...

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The Father – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: August Strindberg, translated and adapted by Laurie Slade Director: Abbey Wright Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The inequality of marriage between man and woman, and the suspicions and insecurities that it invokes, lies at the heart of August Strindberg’s 19th century play. Laurie Slade’s translation artfully condenses the three-act original into a powerful single act, providing a compelling vehicle for Alex ...

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Boa – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: Clara Brennan Director: Hannah Price Reviewer: Alex Ramon   Having debuted in a reading at last year’s HighTide Festival, Clara Brennan’s two-hander Boa now gets its world premiere production in the intimate confines of Trafalgar Studios 2. The play’s focus is a “transatlantic” relationship, and its title refers not only to the variously comforting and constraining ties of love ...

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