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Scenes from a Marriage

A little bit of context helps to appreciate the impact of Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage. It began as a TV drama in 1970s Sweden where it was...
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Heaven in Berlin

"You create a place where people feel human”.  Brian, an aging rock and roll star who has run away to East Berlin, proclaims the beauty and the potent...
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The Spanish Tragedy

The Blue Elephant Theatre is a marvellous little place. Tucked away down a side street somewhere between Camberwell, Brixton and Oval, hosting regular...
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Educating Rita

Educating Rita follows a hairdresser in her search for knowledge and meaning; her desire to break free from a working-class background and from the pe...
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The Lyons

"Even contempt is a connection”.  Nicky Silver’s new play, The Lyons, puts an estranged and fighting family in a confined hospital room and watches as...
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An Enemy of the People

There is a certain power to An Enemy of the People. A power which has sometimes overflowed the bounds of the theatre. The famous instance would be its...
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An Enemy of the People

There is a certain power to An Enemy of the People. A power which has sometimes overflowed the bounds of the theatre. The famous instance would be its...
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The Domestic Crusaders

Three generations of a Pakistani American family meet for a reunion in the wake of 9/11? The one line synopsis rankled, and as I walked into Tara Arts...
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In The Jungle of Cities

Word of warning: ‘this is not for the sane.’ Even dedicated admirers of Brecht were baffled by this play. Set in Chicago, there are no key elements...
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Religion and Anarchy

Steven Berkoff’s play articulates the anti-Semitic perceptions of British society, highlighting a prejudice that still permeates through our present c...