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Albion begins with Audrey, played with indefatigable energy by Victoria Hamilton, in the garden of her deceased uncle’s family home, deep in the English countryside. She has bought the pro…
Text of the day: “Well, what’s happening is if you’re Northern, you’re getting butchered, it’s like Game of fucking Thrones.”
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Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
New two-hander is a highly stylised account of a positively Ballardian reality: contemporary nihilism rules.
Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham try their best in unconvincing rom-com, which is predictable and portentous.
Some plays would now be completely forgotten if not for a scandal that makes them memorable. NC Hunter’s A Day by the Sea, first staged in 1953, is a good example. Today, its name is chief…
Classic 1953 play by the English Chekhov is fascinating, but rather dated in its values and too clumsy in its production.
B starts innocently enough with Marcela, a young woman, being comforted by Carmen, her older neighbour. Apparently, her boyfriend has been blown up by a terrorist bomb.
Comedy about Labour Party history is starry, but politically reactionary and tediously overblown.
Jane Eyre is one of those mythical stories that make their home in your imagination. Where they can chat, sing and dance through your unconscious for years and years and years.
Heartwarming debut play about young teen love is very good fun, if a bit slender and insubstantial.
Award-heavy American play about the Oslo Accords is informative, moving and highly entertaining.
David Storey’s family celebration drama of 1989 is typically natural, subtle and poignant, but also retro
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Terry Johnson's new play is a deeply felt and typically witty look at the cinematographer Jack Cardiff.
Stage version of Jack Rosenthal’s classic 1979 film is well acted, although the staging is a little bit static.
Howard Brenton's latest takes a scalpel to the collapsing mind of playwright August Strindberg.
Powerful revival of Jim Cartwright’s 1986 modern classic comes alive in all its noisy, vulgar and transcendent glory.
Tanika Gupta explores an episode from her family history that is both highly relevant and humane.
Anniversary revival of Joe Orton’s black farce about money and death is a delight from start to finish.
Star director Yael Farber's revival of a 1990s classic is surely atmospheric, but it lacks symbolic weight.