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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Martin Crimp’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” at the Playhouse Theatre by Mert Dilek

“You into words?” Jamie Lloyd’s magnificent treatment of Cyrano de Bergerac very much is. Refracted through Lloyd’s modestly masterful staging, Martin Crimp’s vigorous, insightful …

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Little Prince review at Omnibus Theatre, Clapham – ‘a joyously sparkling interplanetary journey’ by Mert Dilek

Based on Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s beloved classic The Little Prince, this year’s festive show at the Omnibus Theatre promises a joyously sparkling

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 04:34AM
Sunday, December 8, 2019

Jackie Sibblies Drury’s “Fairview” at the Young Vic by Mert Dilek

Fairview is a scorching minefield that looks like a green meadow. At long last, London audiences can enter the beguiling terrain of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s 2018 play in a flawless Young Vi…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Cinderella – The Rockin’ Panto review at Artsdepot, London – ‘somewhat baggy panto’ by Mert Dilek

Written and directed by Peter Rowe, New Wolsey Theatre’s “rockin’ panto” Cinderella lands in North Finchley with a glittery, flaming bouquet of

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 09:49AM
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Jude Christian’s “Cinderella” at the Lyric Hammersmith by Mert Dilek

’Tis the season for Christmas pantos across the UK, and there could not be a more ideal opener to this mad tradition than Lyric Hammersmith’s joyously woke Cinderella. Written by Jude Ch…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

The Wind of Heaven review at Finborough Theatre, London – ‘rare revival of Emlyn Williams’ play’ by Mert Dilek

First performed in 1945, Emlyn Williams’ play The Wind of Heaven depicts a Welsh village caught in spiritual turmoil in the wake

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 05:10AM
Thursday, November 28, 2019

Elena Ferrante’s “My Brilliant Friend” at the National Theatre by Mert Dilek

Adapting novels for the stage is a tricky business. When the novel in question happens to be wildly popular and epically proportioned, the challenges faced by the adapter can escalate withou…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Celebrating Dramaturgy in the UK: The 2019 Kenneth Tynan Award by Mert Dilek

Founded in 2001, the Dramaturgs’ Network is the only organization in the United Kingdom solely dedicated to supporting dramaturgs and promoting the practice and theory of dramaturgy. Among…

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Tue Biering’s “Land Without Dreams” at the Gate Theatre by Mert Dilek

What’s the use of thinking about the future? What’s the use of thinking about the future in a theatre? Created by the Copenhagen-based theatre company Fix&Foxy, Tue Biering’s one-w…

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Friday, November 8, 2019

The House of the Spirits review at Cervantes Theatre, London – ‘sensuous rendering of Isabel Allende’s epic novel’ by Mert Dilek

Isabel Allende’s 1982 novel The House of the Spirits is not an easy work to bring to the stage. An ambitious family

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 12:35PM
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Samuel Bailey’s “Shook” at Southwark Playhouse by Mert Dilek

The winner of the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize, Shook by Samuel Bailey offers a glimpse into an unexpected corner of the criminal justice system. It is set in a classroom, but not in a s…

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Shadows review at the Coronet, London – ‘tedious meditation on old age’ by Mert Dilek

Performed in Norwegian with English surtitles, Jon Fosse’s play Shadows has a conceptual premise that depends on a disjuncture between the actor

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 09:47AM
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Match Box review at Omnibus Theatre, London – ‘a towering solo performance’ by Mert Dilek

Grief can be a blinding experience, but it can also give clarity of sight. This is what happens to Sal, the bereaving

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 10:37AM
Friday, November 1, 2019

Chemistry review at Finborough Theatre, London – ‘a moving, insightful love story’ by Mert Dilek

She suffers from chronic depression; he from unipolar mania. She cannot get out of bed; he cannot stay put. She thinks mental

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 08:59AM
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mites review at Tristan Bates Theatre, London – ‘stylistically shifting and glib’ by Mert Dilek

James Mannion’s new play Mites is a shape-shifter. It begins on an absurdist register but gradually disrobes itself, shifting towards what it

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 09:51AM
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Youth Without God review at the Coronet Theatre, London – ‘engaging adaptation of Nazi Germany story’ by Mert Dilek

One could do worse than turn to a classroom to find the microcosm of a society. Christopher Hampton’s stage adaptation of Ödön

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 06:35AM
Thursday, August 29, 2019

My One True Friend review at Tristan Bates Theatre, London – ‘vibrant but meandering’ by Mert Dilek

Rhodesia, 1978. Two visits coincide on the premises of Lady L’s estate: Gordon and Oonagh have arrived to celebrate their mother’s 60th

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 11:57AM

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