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Hedda Gabler

At the beginning of the Sherman Theatre’s new production of Hedda Gabler, Hedda (Heledd Gwynn) is alone on stage, her back turned to us. Her husband G...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Cyrano

Paris, in the second half of the 17th century. Enter nuns, singing hymns of repressed lust under an autumnal apple tree. An overlarge moon is shining ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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On Bear Ridge

Welsh playwright Ed Thomas’s return to the stage fifteen years after his previous creation opens in memorably unceremonious fashion. In fact, On Bear ...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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Pride and Prejudice (Sort Of)

Can one really review any adaptation of Pride and Prejudice without some kind of variation on truths universally acknowledged? Probably, so I decided ...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Crave

In Crave, four unnamed voices (C, M, B, and A) echo without ever quite responding to each other. Occasionally lines latch onto each other, word patter...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Shooting Rabbits

Shooting Rabbits is not a particularly plot-driven play, yet I feel hard put to give you, reader, a very clear idea of its content without spoiling so...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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Richard III

Served by a sumptuous cast and set, John Haidar’s production of Richard III brings an instant classic quality to Shakespeare’s blood-drenched conclusi...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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The Taming of the Shrew

Jo Clifford’s vital re-envisioning of The Taming of the Shrew examines the darker underbelly of current explorations of gender and sexuality. In an es...
2.0★ ★
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BLUE

A strong cast, a sleek production: on paper, there is a lot to like about BLUE. Rhys Warrington’s first play, the press release tells us, harkens back...
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Wise Children

After premiering in London to enthusiastic reviews, Emma Rice’s latest production Wise Children has just begun the first stretch of its UK tour, in wh...