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Mephisto (Μεφίστο)

If the National Theatre of Greece had staged Mephisto, say, five years ago, the show wouldn’t have the resonances that it has for the Athenian audienc...
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The Curing Room

A crudely summarised synopsis of David Lee’s play would be, ‘Seven blokes in a basement with no clothes on for ninety minutes’. Which at first glance ...
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The Wild Duck

Belvoir Sydney's The Wild Duck is a lot like an archaeological dig. Bear with me on this. Simon Stone and Chris Ryan have taken their shovels to the f...
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The Bus

The Bus tells the story of two teenage boys – Ian and Jordan, who regularly meet, late at night, in an abandoned church bus. Unfortunately, their refu...
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Memphis – The Musical

Memphis – The Musical, the multi-award-winning, Tony carrying, attempt to sum up the intricacies of American race-relations in two hours through the m...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Neville’s Island

Edmondson says that Neville’s Island is "Lord of the Flies meets The Office." While this incarnation of Tim Firth’s comedy doesn’t quite match the pat...
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The Marriage of Figaro

It took me a while to grow comfortable with (or even figure out) the visual and metaphoric concept behind this production of The Marriage of Figaro, b...
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East is East

As a semi-autobiographical look at the particular challenges faced by Pakistani immigrants and mixed-race children, living in whatmight be described a...
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The Cherry Orchard

Katie Mitchell’s production of The Cherry Orchard embraces melancholy, alienation and erratic-neurotic characters, who behave and talk as if they had ...