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In Gérald Garutti’s production of ‘Tartuffe’, Molière’s classic play about a religious mountebank who inveigles his way into a prosperous household is...
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Life and Fate

A kaleidoscope of crisscrossing personal narratives that intersect and resonate with the unfolding of the life and fate of Jewish Soviet Scientist, Vi...
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Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya follows the life of a family in rural Russia and shows how its members are disconnected from each other. A great void has been left by the...
Frozen at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London. Photo Tristram Kenton
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The revival of the 1998 Bryony Lavery’s Frozen, nominated for 4 Tony awards in 2004, leaves me unsatisfied. The play pieces together events following ...
Queen Anne Rpya Royal Shakespeare Company production
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Queen Anne

Queen Anne, the last of the Stuarts, is one of the more elusive British monarchs. She reigned for 12 years, 1702-1714, but who is she? Helen Edmund...
Sand in the Sandwiches by Hugh Whitemore, directed by Gareth Armstrong. With Edward Fox as John Betjeman. Oxford Playhouse Theatre. CREDIT Geraint Lewis
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Sand in the Sandwiches

Staging the biography of one of Britain’s most popular poets from the 20th century is quite a challenge, especially when the enactment is as a solo pe...
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The Libertine

'I do not want you to like me’, Lord Rochester (Dominic Cooper) declares at the beginning of the play, gesturing to the audience with every ounce of t...
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How The Other Half Loves

Alan Ayckbourn was a thirty-year-old with a, shall we say, unromantic view of marriage when he wrote this exquisitely funny comedy in 1969. The humour...
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Bad Jews

The death of their grandpa means an important decision needs to be made – who will, or deserves to, inherit his Chai? Not only is the Chai an importan...