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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Collective Rage, Southwark Playhouse review - a rollicking riot by Katherine Waters

Absurd romp through love, lust, and friendship is a knock-out“Pussy is pussy” and “bitches are bitches” but Jen Silverman’s Collective Rage at Southwark Playhouse smashes tautology…

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Booby's Bay, Finborough Theatre review - a bit fishy by Katherine Waters

Play about the Cornish housing crisis isn't so swell Carry on out of London past the Finborough Theatre and you hit the A4. Follow it east as it becomes the M4, take a southern turn at …

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

John, National Theatre review - in for the long haul? by Katherine Waters

Annie Baker magnifies the indignities of embattled partners in emotional wars of attritionOn their return home from Ohio to New York, young couple Jenny and Elias (Anneika Rose and Tom Mothe…

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Melting Pot, Finborough Theatre review - entertaining morals by Katherine Waters

New York refugee drama confronts anti-semitism with humour and heartIsrael Zangwill’s 1908 play The Melting Pot characterises Europe as an old and worn-out continent racked by violence an…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Mother Courage, Southwark Playhouse review - this production is not one for our times by Katherine Waters

Uninspired treatment of Brecht's 1939 antiwar tractOne of the questions that can be asked of Brecht is whether for a modern audience his Verfremdungseffekt — or alienation effect —…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

The End of Hope, Soho Theatre review - initially bold but not quite enough by Katherine Waters

Darkly comic two-hander opens daringly and goes nowhere In David Ireland's new hour-long two-hander – a co-production between Soho Theatre and west London's Orange Tree – two strange…

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