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Happy New – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: Brendan Cowell Director: Robert Shaw Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty [rating:5] If you missed this play early last year on its first run in London, then you should be praying to whatever theatrical god you place faith in that you get lucky enough to see it this time. Brendan Cowell wrote Happy New as his second play when he was only ...

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The Hothouse – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Alex Ramon [rating:2.5] Following hot on the heels of Ian Rickson’s production of Old Times, there’s more Harold Pinter in the West End. This time, it's Jamie Lloyd’s take on an early Pinter work, The Hothouse, which is the second production in Lloyd’s Trafalgar Studios season following his well-received James McAvoy-starring Macbeth. A ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile [rating:4] Running at just an hour long this fast paced, ridiculous piece of theatre is the perfect antidote to a stressful week at work as well as giving you plenty of time for a post-show drink! Cornley Polytechnic Society very proudly present their production of The ...

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Mydidae – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Jack Thorne Director: Vicky Jones Reviewer: Edie R [rating:4.5] Kitchen Sink Drama is dead: long live Bathroom Sink Drama! Jack Thorne’s 2012 play “Mydidae” has transferred to Trafalgar Studios, where the stage of Studio 2 has been fitted out with loo, bath, basin and all complete, including fully functioning plumbing. There’s a dolls house delight to the setting, and ...

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Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Adapted for the stage by: Alex Helfrecht, from the novel by Ernest Hemingway Director: Alex Helfrecht Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] The art of adapting a novel for the stage is often fraught with difficulties, the need to balance fidelity to the source material with the demands of a different art form is further complicated by the expectations and preconceptions that ...

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Barbershopera : Cabaret Sauvignon – Trafalgar Studios, London

Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] Formed over five years ago with several award-winning shows and performances later, the Babershopera team bring their usual opera infused a cappella back to the west end for a riotous, rip-roaring and rollicking sixty five minute cabaret. Keeping things simple, four performers, four chairs and a handful of silly props including a few cans of Tenants ...

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ENCORE: Blanche McIntyre

Waiting for Blanche McIntyre to emerge from the Whitechapel rehearsal room where The Only True History of Lizzie Finn is having its first run-through, I glance over my notes and a little incongruity makes me smile. Her presence as a director to watch was firmly announced when she won the 2011 Critics’ Circle Most Promising Newcomer award for her work ...

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Yes, Prime Minister – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writers: Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn Director: Jonathan Lynn Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3] In among the machinery of government on Whitehall, it seems oddly appropriate that Yes, Prime Minister has now found a new home at the Trafalgar Studios. How many Civil Servants will end up on a fact-finding mission to the show though is questionable, with Alan Jay and ...

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