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Friday, August 10, 2018

Homos, Or Everyone in America review at Finborough Theatre, London – ‘intimate portrait of modern gay life’ by Dave Hollander

Now same-sex marriage is legal, is the struggle for LGBT+ equality over? Has the gay community lost its reason for being in

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Wildcard Theatre: ‘We want to empower the unknown and disenfranchised’ by Dave Hollander

Fresh out of drama school, Joseph Dawson and James Meteyard decided to set up their own company and before long they were

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

It’s Only Life review at Union Theatre, London – ‘an intimate revue’ by Dave Hollander

Comprising numbers from New York songwriter John Bucchino’s extensive back catalogue, It’s Only Life is less a jukebox musical than a mosaic

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Lonely Planet review at Trafalgar Studios, London – ‘wry and gently moving’ by Dave Hollander

Charts festoon the walls of Jody’s Maps, the sleepy shop where Steven Dietz’s Lonely Planet follows the oddball friendship of two discreetly

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Rails review at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick – ‘poignant and poetic’ by Dave Hollander

While Simon Longman’s Gundog at London’s Royal Court earlier this year depicted two sisters struggling to keep a family farm afloat, his

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Central principal Gavin Henderson faces calls to resign over diversity quotas remarks by Dave Hollander

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama principal Gavin Henderson is facing calls to resign over his controversial views on diversity quotas.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Life and Fate review at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London – ‘a superlative ensemble’ by Dave Hollander

Written in the 1950s and banned until after the author’s death, Vasily Grossman’s autobiographical epic Life and Fate surveys the horrors in

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

How It Is (Part One) review at the Print Room at the Coronet, London – ‘a mesmerising adaptation’ by Dave Hollander

With its narrator crawling through endless mud as he reflects on his memories and existence, Samuel Beckett’s experimental novel How It Is

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Cream Tea and Incest review at Hope Theatre, London – ‘charming PG Wodehouse pastiche’ by Dave Hollander

Channelling PG Wodehouse and Boy’s Own adventures, Cream Tea and Incest is an eccentric farrago that, like its off-colour title, proves an

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Mad As Hell review at Jermyn Street Theatre, London – ‘engaging and well-constructed’ by Dave Hollander

Race and class prejudice loom large in Adrian Hope and Cassie McFarlane’s engaging Mad As Hell. While the stage adaptation of Paddy

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Monday, February 5, 2018

The Ungrateful Biped review at White Bear Theatre, London – ‘Rupert Graves’ directorial debut’ by Dave Hollander

A dishevelled, basement-dwelling misanthrope spouts bile in his video diary in The Ungrateful Biped, writer and performer Philip Goodhew’s update of Dostoyevsky’s

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Ken review at the Bunker, London – ‘a laugh-a-minute tribute’ by Dave Hollander

Inspired, erratic and bewildering in equal measure, Ken Campbell was a mischievous master of experimental theatre who became notorious for his marathon

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Callisto: A Queer Epic review at Arcola Theatre, London – ‘highly ambitious’ by Dave Hollander

Tightly packed and highly ambitious, Callisto: A Queer Epic weaves together four heterogeneous stories of same-sex relationships from across the ages: 17th-century

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Friday, December 1, 2017

The Passing of the Third Floor Back review at Finborough Theatre, London – ‘an Edwardian curiosity’ by Dave Hollander

Jerome K Jerome’s name is indelibly linked to the uproarious Three Men in a Boat, but his 1908 play The Passing of

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Miracle on 34th Street review at Bridge House Theatre, London – ‘a super-sweet seasonal treat’ by Dave Hollander

Based on the 1947 radio broadcast of the much-loved American classic, the Bridge House Theatre’s Miracle on 34th Street is a super-sweet

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Til We Meet in England review at Safehouse, London – ‘an intriguing, immersive adaptation’ by Dave Hollander

Beginning like an interactive art installation, Lost Text/Found Space’s Til We Meet in England is both a meditation on the plight of

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Macbeth review at Bussey Building, London – ‘frequently thrilling’ by Dave Hollander

The post-apocalyptic future evoked in Devil You Know’s Macbeth feels uncomfortably close to the present. Mike Lees’ bare set, on which the

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Demons review at St Leonard’s Church, London – ‘noble ambitions’ by Dave Hollander

Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, SplitMoon’s staging of Dostoyevsky’s Demons is no small undertaking. While certain narrative threads resonate both

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Monday, October 9, 2017

A Day by the Sea review at Southwark Playhouse, London – ‘gently humorous’ by Dave Hollander

Written less than a decade after the Second World War, NC Hunter’s A Day by the Sea explores the tribulations of Julian

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Loot review at the Park Theatre, London – ‘breathlessly funny’ by Dave Hollander

Censored by the Lord Chamberlain, Joe Orton’s uproarious farce of death and ill-gotten gains scandalised audiences in 1964. Today’s theatregoers may be

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Mrs Orwell review at Old Red Lion Theatre, London – ‘intriguing but enigmatic’ by Dave Hollander

Recounting a relatively unknown episode shortly before the death of a literary great, Mrs Orwell focuses on assistant magazine editor Sonia Brownell.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Coming Clean review at King’s Head Theatre, London – ‘astute and timely’ by Dave Hollander

Originally produced 35 years ago, Kevin Elyot’s Coming Clean receives its first major London revival as his final play, Twilight Song, premieres

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Twilight Song review at the Park Theatre, London – ‘amusing but clunky’ by Dave Hollander

Best known for his wittily elegiac My Night With Reg, Kevin Elyot completed Twilight Song before he died in 2014, which now

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Fair Field review at Shoreditch Town Hall, London – ‘an ambitious reworking’ by Dave Hollander

Re-imagining the allegorical world of a 14th-century epic poem for a modern audience is no mean feat, but Penned in the Margins’

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Tom Littler vows to turn Jermyn Street into full-time producing theatre by Dave Hollander

London’s Jermyn Street Theatre is to be ‘relaunched’ as a full-time producing house under new artistic director Tom Littler as he announces

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Babette’s Feast review at the Print Room, London – ‘evocative, if overwrought’ by Dave Hollander

Best known from the Danish film version, Karen Blixen’s short story Babette’s Feast traces the lives of two sisters living a remote

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Brimstone and Treacle review at the Hope Theatre, London – ‘chilling and darkly amusing’ by Dave Hollander

Infamously withdrawn from transmission by the BBC in 1976, Dennis Potter’s Brimstone and Treacle remains a shocking and divisive piece. Silver-tongued Martin

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Friday, March 17, 2017

After Party review at Pleasance, London – ‘strong ensemble work’ by Dave Hollander

As the haze subsides from a hedonistic bash with a suitably thumping soundtrack, a group of 20-something friends reconvene to pick up

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

You’re Human Like the Rest of Them review at Finborough Theatre, London – ‘eye-opening’ by Dave Hollander

More than 40 years after his untimely death, BS Johnson has acquired cult status as a singular voice in the British avant-garde.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Music Theatre International launches Junior Theatre Celebration by Dave Hollander

Cameron Mackintosh’s Music Theatre International is launching a musical theatre event for children and young people, featuring workshops, teaching and performances. The

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Flew the Coop review at New Diorama Theatre, London – ‘a ripping yarn’ by Dave Hollander

Inspired by the true story of a clandestine love affair between a British prisoner of war and an internment camp translator, Lost

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