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Peter Pan

To fly, you must be young, and innocent, and heartless – or so Wendy (Madeleine Worrall) tells us, and it is this emphasis on the heartlessness of ete...
The Threepenny Opera at the National Theatre
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The Threepenny Opera

Norris’s production of The Threepenny Opera is fantastically ugly: Brecht’s London is full of vagrants and harlots, a truly Dickensian bunch, motivate...
Young Chekhov at the National Theatre
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Young Chekhov

At the Olivier Theatre on the South Bank it is now possible – if you have the stamina - to see, on one day, the first three plays written by the great...
Sunset at the Villa Thalia at National Theatre
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Sunset at Villa Thalia

Alexi Campbell’s The Pride was highly successful in interweaving two separate periods of time in order to juxtapose contrasting attitudes in Britain t...
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Les Blancs

Lorraine Hansberry was an intriguing writer; a young, gifted black woman (the song of the same name by Nina Simone was written about her). She was the...
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Brainstorm

My brain isn't broken, says a solitary teenager on stage. Life as a teenager isn't easy; it's confusing, frustrating and terrifying. But it is excitin...
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Cleansed

Perhaps the defining feature of Sarah Kane’s work is problems, both in terms of content and form. Her plays ask us to consider love, gender, mental il...
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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

White folks don’t understand about the blues. They hear it come out but they don’t know how it got there. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is in town to tell ...
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Wonder.land

Damon Albarn’s new musical Wonder.land is a loose modern retelling of Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass; in this ...
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Here We Go

It comes at you suddenly, doesn’t it: death that is, though the character could easily be describing Caryl Churchill’s new play. In a nifty forty five...