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REVIEWS

The rituals of a wedding are prime fodder for a farce. The heightened emotions surrounding the event have been a huge source of humour...

Pulling ghosts out of the air – or rather off the shelves – James Ley's historical drama recalls the years in the early 1980s...

Teenager Anna wants her dad, suburban Scarborough plumber Ken, to start dating again after the death of her mother. But feisty goth singer Belinda...

New Zealand performer Penny Ashton has a personal connection with the lady on the new £10 note, being a fifth great niece of Jane...

Kicking off with a swaggering, seamlessly choreographed movement sequence packed with evocative details and expressive character interactions, Simon Pittman’s Othello is infused with a...

Richard Crane’s dramatisation of Brothers Karamazov is an ambitious attempt to condense the epic scale of the Russian novel into two hours. Sadly, much...

The best fairytales filter dark material through the realm of fantasy. Angela Clerkin’s firmly tongue-in-cheek fairytale for grown ups The Secret Keeper isn’t lacking...

Ambitious, angry, and intriguing, Evan Placey’s radical adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde for National Youth Theatre transforms the familiar story into a discussion of...

The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the earliest piece of literature known to man, dating back to the Third Dynasty of Ur in...

Just a week after a production of My Name Is Rachel Corrie opened at the Young Vic, a second opens at the Other Room...

Leo Tolstoy’s masterly 1886 novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich has been successfully adapted by Stephen Sharkey into a one-man show for the Merton-based...

The lights come up. A woman in a giant mouse costume is furiously riding a prostrate man. They climax, then, in thick Belfast accents, have an absorbing, argumentative...
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