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Theatre Marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, this terrific revival of Simon Reade’s stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s children’s book is a timely reminder of the sacrifices made by all those who endured the conflict, whether a front line soldier, a home front civilian or, as in the case of teenage Private Tommo Peaceful, a volunteer recruit sentenced to death for cowardice.
Theatre The full name of this play is We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known As Southwest Africa, from the German Sudwest Afrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 and it proves as audacious and self-aware as its title suggests.
Theatre Against the backdrop of the Curve’s state-of-the-art theatre space, director Paul Kerryson places television monitors relaying ads from the 1960s - the perfect setting for this excellent musical, and highlighting the influence of mass media against the stranglehold of social conformity.
Theatre Writer Deborah McAndrew skilfully captures the language and logic of the period with this play which takes its title from a line in Philip Larkin’s poem MCMXIV - a reference to the carefree atmosphere felt across Britain as a generation of young men happily queued to enlist for the trenches.