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The Great Gatsby

Simon Jessop marks his directorial debut in what proves a refreshing adaptation of this classic 1920s tale – after Baz Luhrmann’s flamboyant recent film portrayal, it’s a challenge for any director to bring something new to the table.
Taking the wheel of Peter Joucla’s stage adaptation, Jessop’s stripped-back depiction, with its highly inventive opening, works thanks to a real team...

Relative Values

Fresh from its success in Bath, Trevor Nunn’s lavish and tourist-friendly production of Coward’s crowd-pleaser ought to find a successful second lease of life in the West End.
That it is a mannered, untaxing, old-fashioned and (very occasionally) laboured play isn’t helped by the Movietone newsreel footage Nunn chooses to open each act with to ram home the point that...

Oh My Sweet Land

Inspired by a trip that writer and director Amir Nizar Zuabi and German-Syrian actor Corinne Jaber took together to the Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, Oh My Sweet Land is a poetic one-woman play that explores the current crisis in Syria, as refracted through the stories of the country’s refugees.
Jaber stands in front of kitchen table and begins to...

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    Exclusively in the April 10 issue of The Stage
    • Matt Trueman talks to Frantic Assembly's co-director of 20 years, Scott Graham
    • Roy Williams tells Natasha Tripney about his latest play Kingston 14
    • Honour Bayes talks to the leading lights of this years HighTide Festival
    • Ken Bennett-Hunter visits Rambert's new base at the South Bank
    • Nick Smurthwaite looks back on 100 years of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion