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The Cane  – Royal Court, London

Writer: Mark Ravenhill Director:  Vicky Featherstone Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Some of us can clearly remember the cane, the form of corporal punishment so beloved in boys’ schools of the past. It was banned in 1986 in state schools but lingered on in private schools until the turn of the century. Nowadays the cane is a paradoxical symbol representing both ‘the ...

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Gundog – The Royal Court, London

Writer: Simon Longman Director: Vicky Featherstone Reviewer: Sophia Moss Gundog is a bleak, emotionally exhausting tale of poverty, loss and loneliness set in the deafening silence of a decrepit farm in the middle of nowhere. Dealing with heavy themes like dementia, suicide, poverty and the discrepancies between rural and urban life, Gundog will change your perception of the countryside forever. ...

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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour – National Theatre, London

Adapted by: Lee Hall Source material: The Sopranos byAlan Warner Director:Vicky Featherstone Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Vulgar, sex-obsessed, hard-drinking, invincible, and full of attitude, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour has arrived in London. A play about a Scottish female choir from a convent school may not sound terribly edgy, but these girls are wild, causing more havoc on one day in ...

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X – The Royal Court, London

Jessica Raine and Ria Zmitrowicz in X

Writer:Alistair McDowall Director:Vicky Featherstone Reviewer: Maryam Philpott     Space fascinates and terrifies us in equal measure; we have a need to explore, chart and conquer but the expanse and infinity of Space and what might be lurking in it can make the human race seem inconsequential. So many films and TV shows have been devoted to inter-planetary exploration from ...

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NEWS: Kim Cattrall withdraws from Royal Court’s Linda

Liverpool-born Sex In The City star Kim Cattrall has withdrawn from the Royal Court Theatre’s forthcoming production of Linda on medical advice. Her title rôle will now be played by Noma Dumezweni, who begins rehearsal tomorrow [Friday, 20 November]. Performances of the play will go ahead as advertised from 26 November. Cattrall said: “With great sadness, and at the advice ...

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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour – The Traverse, Edinburgh

Writer: Alan Warner Adaptor: Lee Hall Director: Vicky Featherstone Reviewer: John Roberts Vicky Featherstone returns to the National Theatre of Scotland in a blisteringly brilliant, raunchy and raw, knockabout, killer new play based on Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos. Six friends, all members of the school’s choir are off on a competition to Edinburgh, with a few hours to kill ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week Beginning Monday 2nd February 2015

Kris Hallett looks at the best of the UK’s theatre in this week’s round-up which includes revivals of some modern classics, as well as some fresh new adaptations alongside a sprinkling of new productions. Harvey- Birmingham Rep Already announced to play in the West End, Mary Chase’s comedy about a man with a friendship with a six foot tall rabbit ...

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God Bless the Child – Royal Court, London

Writer: Molly Davies Director: Vicky Featherstone Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Education has long been one of the most politically emotive subjects; from the 19th Century philanthropists campaigning for free schools, to the child-centred theorists of the last hundred years advocating a variety of learning techniques from creative play to learning-by-rote. Properly equipping the adults of the future is a universally ...

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