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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

BWW Review: BACKBONE, Southbank Centre by Dzifa Benson

As the lights fade up on stage in the Royal Festival Hall, nine figures lying supine and inert are revealed, along with a rack of clothes, rocks, silver pails of what appear to be soil and, …

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BWW Review: THE STAR SEEKERS, National Theatre by Dzifa Benson

The Dorfmann Theatre within the National Theatre complex is proving to be an even more versatile space than promised when it reopened after refurbishment in 2014.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

BWW Review: GREEK, Arcola Theatre by Dzifa Benson

Thirty years after composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and director Jonathan Moore's trailblazing opera Greek premiered at the ENO, it's apparent from this new production, part of Arcola Theatre's…

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Friday, August 10, 2018

BWW Review: SPIRAL, Park Theatre by Dzifa Benson

In the programme notes for her darkly disturbing new play Spiral, Abigail Hood quotes a plea she discovered at the bottom of a free London newspaper Dear Steven, we love you, we miss you. We…

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Friday, June 1, 2018

BWW Review: FATHERLAND, Lyric Hammersmith by Dzifa Benson

What's the earliest memory you have of your fatherThis is the question, among many, that sets off a process of enquiry into the state of the nation's masculinity and its concerns through the…

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

BWW Review: ADAM & EVE, The Hope Theatre by Dzifa Benson

The couple at the heart of the award winning writer Tim Cook's new play - Adam Lee Knight and Eve Jeannie Dickinson - inevitably calls to mind its biblical counterpart. They are a young, nai…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

BWW Review: SHOW, Lyric Hammersmith by Dzifa Benson

The programme notes that accompany celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter's latest production, Show, are just as sparse as the title is nondescript. The most that can gleaned about what th…

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