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Jesus Hopped the A Train – Young Vic Theatre, London

Writer: Stephen Adly Guirgis Director: Kate Hewitt Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Our first experience of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Jesus Hopped the A Train is of Angel Cruz, an incarcerated Latino man, desperately trying to remember the Lord’s Prayer (“Howard be thy name?”) while other unseen prisoners tell him in the earthiest of ways to shut up. Many have taken from the play’s ...

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Nightfall – The Bridge Theatre, London

Writer: Barney Norris Director: Laurie Sansom Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Opening in October last year, the new Bridge Theatre created plenty of excitement, particularly with its plan to focus primarily on new work. The stunning revival of Julius Caesar aside, two new shows in and all that early promise is waning. In the time that Nicholas Hytner’s new auditorium was conceived and ...

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Wig Out! – National Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Tarell Alvin McCraney Reviewer: Maryam Philpott It’s not often that you get to see an Oscar winner on the London stage, especially one whose film has shifted the boundaries. Tarell Alvin McCraney’s film Moonlight eventually won the Best Picture award this year, as well a writing gong, but back in 2008 he was an aspiring playwright whose ...

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