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Waste

Harley Granville-Barker is nowadays not a well-known name at all, and yet a century ago he dominated the London theatre scene. He was the lead actor i...
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Jane Eyre

The defining aspect of Cookson’s production of Jane Eyre is fluidity: the set consists of wooden platforms, staircases, and white drapes, creating an ...
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Our Country’s Good

Anchored by the full force of the National’s staging abilities, Our Country’s Good transports us to 1787, early in the long colonisation of Australia....
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Three Days in the Country

Turgenev’s masterpiece has lured many writers to take up the challenge of adapting it for their own times. In this fine National Theatre production, P...
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The Red Lion

This new play by Patrick Marber is about many things: football, morality, ritual. Above all, however, the play poses the question, what does it mean t...
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The Hard Problem

Tom Stoppard is one of Britain’s most prolific playwrights, and one of the few to have produced a new piece in every decade that the National Theatre ...
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The Silver Tassie

Sean O’Casey’s anti-war play was famously rejected by W B Yeats for its first production at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Yeats may have had good reaso...
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A Small Family Business

Alan Ayckbourn apparently hates being described as a political playwright but “A Small Family Business”, revived at the National Theatre 27 years afte...
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King Lear

King Lear may have a reputation as the summit of Shakespeare’s craft as a tragedian but it is a play that too often eludes the director and exposes th...
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Liolà

Sicily, summer 1916. The village women finish harvesting Old Simone’s almond crop, and we are introduced to the characters through their cheerful sing...