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Anatomy of a Suicide

Anatomy of a Suicide follows the success of Alice Birch’s recent collaboration with Katie Mitchell on the brilliant Ophelias Zimmer: a reimagining of the events in Shakespeare’s play leading up to Ophelia...
The Treatment Almeida Theatre. Photo Marc Brenner
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The Treatment

Martin Crimp’s rarely performed play, The Treatment, is about a young woman called Anne who responds to an advert put out by two ‘facilitators’ (ostensibly film producers) looking to capture an experience...
The Cardinal Southwark Playhouse
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The Cardinal

The Cardinal was one of the last plays to be performed in London before Oliver Cromwell’s government introduced an act for the suppression of stage plays in 1642. Though it’s post-Jacobean, it sounds and fe...
BarbicanToneelgroep Amsterdam, Obsession, image credit Jan Versweyveld
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Obsession is an early example of Italian neorealist film: a mid twentieth century genre that concentrated on the dispossessed - typically the homeless and the working class - and that drew on documentary techni...
Antony and Cleopatra by Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford Upon Avon
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Antony and Cleopatra

The RSC’s Rome season, which kicks off with Antony and Cleopatra and Julius Ceasar, pitches itself as a series of Shakespeare’s ‘most political and bloody thrillers’. Which seems fair enough for a group...
The Winter’s Tale A Cheek and Jowl Production Photo Johan Persson
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The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s latest and strangest plays. It’s a mish-mash of genres, with passages of verse that showcase Shakespeare at his most experimental, together with plot intervention...
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Natives is a new play by the former editor of i-D magazine, Glenn Waldron, about three fourteen year-old kids growing up in different nonedescript twenty-first century cities: one in the Middle East, one somewh...
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Le Gateau Chocolat: Black

Black is an autobiographical account of the life of the legendary drag performer and opera singer Le Gateau Chocolat. It’s presented in cabaret form: lip syncing sequences, mimes, and a collection of short...
The Kid Stays in the Picture Royal Court Theatre 2017 (Johan Persson)
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The Kid Stays in the Picture

The Kid Stays in the Picture is a biographical play about the life of Robert Evans, a studio executive at Paramount who helped to bring to life such landmark films as Rosemary’s Baby, The Godfather and Chinat...
WISH LIST by Katherine Soper Photo Jonathan Keenan
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Wish List

Tamsin works in an Amazon "fulfilment centre". It's precarious: contracted on a zero-hour basis, she lives her life in permanent fear that there will be no work for her the following day. Not that she finds any...