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...
This House, Garrick Theatre
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This House

After a much acclaimed run at Chichester and at the National, James Graham's 2012 play This House transfers to the West End. Evocative of House of Cards and The Alan Clark Diaries Graham's play offers an u...
MERRYVILLE by HighRise Theatre at Camden People's Theatre
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HighRise Theatre are a company whose work is all about reaching out to Britain's forgotten communities. Their latest show, Merryville, is a grime concept concert, and is the recipient of the Camden People Theat...

Sleepwalk Collective’s Domestica

After this year's Edinburgh Fringe, the Guardian's Lyn Gardner was prompted to write a piece about the peculiar 'lack of ambition' among theatre companies today. Theatre makers, she suggested, increasing...
Collectif and then…, The Machine
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The Machine

Collective and then... are a contemporary circus company who create multidisciplinary performance pieces drawing on dance, sculpture and physical theatre. They are this year's winners of the Oxford Samuel Becke...
Torn Royal at Court Theatre
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Torn tells the story of Angel: a young woman from south London who was abused as a child by her stepfather. It takes the form of an intervention, as Angel confronts her family years later - asking why none of t...
The Alchemist Royal Shakespeare Society
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The Alchemist

Unusually for a director who has made a name for herself by radically updating classic texts, Polly Findlay's version of The Alchemist is a period production. It's a justified choice. As the playwright Steph...
Doctor Faustus by the RSC 2016
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Doctor Faustus

There's a lot that's commendable about Maria Aberg's production of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus. It's a brave piece of work: heavily redacted, and full of richly visual and imaginative reconstruction...
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Richard III

Karl Marx famously opined that it is not people’s consciousness that determines their existence but their social existence that determines their consciousness. Shakespeare understood long before Marx did how...
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Counting Sheep

Lemon Bucket Orkestra's Counting Sheep is an immersive show that takes us through the events of the 2014 Maidan Square protests in the Ukraine. What began as a peaceful protest against the Ukraine's pr...