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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Rust review at Bush Theatre, London – ‘overly cold play about modern relationships’ by Rosemary Waugh

“I want more,” says Nadia (Claire Lams) to Daniel (Jon Foster), the man with whom she is having a long-term affair. Specifically,

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Monday, July 1, 2019

The Deep Blue Sea review at Minerva Theatre, Chichester – ‘Nancy Carroll is compelling’ by Rosemary Waugh

On the back wall of the shabby Ladbroke Grove flat that Hester Collyer (Nancy Carroll) shares with Freddie Page (Hadley Fraser) hang

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

While the Sun Shines review at Orange Tree Theatre, London – ‘brilliantly funny’ by Rosemary Waugh

Following his very successful production of Terence Rattigan’s French without Tears in 2015, Paul Miller brings another of the playwright’s comedies to

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Garry review at White Bear Theatre, London – ‘intriguing lost play by Sophie Treadwell’ by Rosemary Waugh

American playwright Sophie Treadwell, who died in 1970, wrote 39 plays in her lifetime. Her most famous work is Machinal, revived by

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Bronx Gothic review at Young Vic, London – ‘breathtakingly hypnotic dance-theatre’ by Rosemary Waugh

Okwui Okpokwasili’s solo show, inspired by her memories of growing up in New York’s Bronx, starts with a prolonged period of shaking.

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Friday, May 31, 2019

The Audience review at NST City, Southampton – ‘an elegantly staged revival’ by Rosemary Waugh

Though much was made of the fact that Samuel Hodges’ revival of Peter Morgan’s The Audience would feature Theresa May, the outgoing

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Blueprint Medea review at Finborough Theatre, London – ‘a Euripides update that fails to convince’ by Rosemary Waugh

Julia Pascal’s Blueprint Medea loosely transposes Euripides’ tragedy to modern day London. In her version, the title character (Ruth D’Silva) is an

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (And Other Love Songs) review at Lyric Hammersmith – ‘crackles into life, then explodes into anarchy’ by Rosemary Waugh

Shows by Cornwall’s Kneehigh theatre company can by roughly divided into two categories. There’s the balladic, heart-breaking ones such as Tristan and

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Rejoicing at Her Wondrous Vulva the Young Woman Applauded Herself review at Ovalhouse – ‘autobiographical show about female sexuality’ by Rosemary Waugh

Bella Heesom’s autobiographical show employs a long, eye-catching title – Rejoicing at Her Wondrous Vulva the Young Woman Applauded Herself – to

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Human Jam review at Camden People’s Theatre, London – ‘documentary theatre inspired by HS2’ by Rosemary Waugh

Created by Camden People’s Theatre’s artistic director Brian Logan, with Shamira Turner and Tom Adams, the genre-blending piece confronts the upheaval caused

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Playwright Katherine Chandler: ‘Welsh work can be brutal – but it reflects what’s happening here’ by Rosemary Waugh

When she left school at 18, Katherine Chandler had never been to the theatre. Today she is one of the most vital

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Shadowlands review at Chichester Festival Theatre – ‘Hugh Bonneville captures CS Lewis’ awkward Britishness’ by Rosemary Waugh

William Nicholson’s 1989 play, Shadowlands, opens with a lecture on love, pain and suffering. The half-buried joke is that this is precisely

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Avalanche: A Love Story review at Barbican Theatre, London – ‘Maxine Peake is captivating’ by Rosemary Waugh

Few actors could make the line “We watched a documentary about mass-produced corn” sound instantly quotable, but Maxine Peake is one of

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Glass Piano review at the Coronet at the Print Room, London – ‘a fascinating premise’ by Rosemary Waugh

The ‘glass delusion’ is a psychological disorder causing sufferers to think their body is made of glass and needs to be prevented

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Elephant in the Room review at Camden People’s Theatre, London – ‘poetic dance-theatre’ by Rosemary Waugh

Art about depression – whether that’s theatre, literature or music – often shares characteristics with the condition it seeks to represent: low-energy

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Friday, April 12, 2019

The Kids Are Alright review at the Place, London – ‘a tumble down the rabbit hole of grief’ by Rosemary Waugh

There’s been an accident. Something terrible the press are calling “The Natural History museum incident”. It’s unclear what exactly has happened, except

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Jungle Book review at Derby Theatre – ‘a family-friendly treat’ by Rosemary Waugh

Neil Duffield’s adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s children’s book is a smart, colourful and creative affair. Directed by Derby Theatre’s artistic director Sarah

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Monday, April 8, 2019

The Noises review at Old Red Lion, London – ‘muddled but well-performed’ by Rosemary Waugh

The Noises is a collaboration between a mother, writer Jacqueline Saphra, and her daughter, director Tamar Saphra. Fittingly, the theme of mother-daughter

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Going Through review at Bush Theatre, London – ‘intricately woven and affectingly performed’ by Rosemary Waugh

French playwright Estelle Savasta’s Going Through is simple in its poetry. Nour (Charmaine Wombwell) is raised by Youmna (Nadia Nadarajah) in a

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Show in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens review at Unicorn Theatre, London – ‘like Beckett for kids’ by Rosemary Waugh

Ignore the title. This is a show in which so much happens that it’s hard to know where to start. Is it

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Yard artistic director Jay Miller: ‘As soon as theatre becomes formulaic, it’s dead’ by Rosemary Waugh

As The Crucible opens at the Yard, artistic director Jay Miller tells Rosemary Waugh why this is a new era for the

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Edmond de Bergerac review at Birmingham Repertory Theatre – ‘a witty performance from Freddie Fox’ by Rosemary Waugh

Art imitates life and life imitates art in Alexis Michalik’s fictionalisation account of how Edmond Rostand wrote Cyrano de Bergerac. The hapless

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Monday, March 18, 2019

In Basildon review at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch – ‘strong performances’ by Rosemary Waugh

It makes perfect sense that David Eldridge’s 2012 play is being revived as part of the Queen’s Theatre’s Essex on Stage season.

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Simon Stone’s Medea (and Yerma) by Rosemary Waugh

"I never really got Yerma": Rosemary Waugh writes on finding echoes of Simon Stone's earlier work in his searing version of Medea. The post Simon Stone’s Medea (and Yerma) appeared first …

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Remains of the Day review at Royal and Derngate, Northampton – ‘filmic beauty’ by Rosemary Waugh

Kazuo Ishiguro’s 1989 novel, The Remains of the Day, is driven by the idiosyncrasies of its narrator Stevens, an obsessively servile butler.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

ThisEgg: “We’re all just trying to keep each other going.” by Rosemary Waugh

Rosemary Waugh interviews the young company behind a hit fringe show exploring trauma, clothes, and healing. The post ThisEgg: “We’re all just trying to keep each other going.” appear…

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Review: Equus at Theatre Royal Stratford East by Rosemary Waugh

Ned Bennett's subtle and physical production brings out 'the sticky straw and steaming shit side of horses', as represented in Peter Shaffer's play, writes Rosemary Waugh. The post Review:…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Edward II review at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London – ‘an exhilarating production’ by Rosemary Waugh

Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II is a thrilling account of a fascinating episode in British history, one filled with personal and political dilemmas.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Soft Animals review at Soho Theatre, London – ‘a delicate debut play’ by Rosemary Waugh

As friendships go, the one between Sarah (Ellie Piercy) and Frankie (Bianca Stephens) falls into the ‘unlikely’ category. On paper, the women

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Flight Paths review at Stratford Circus, London – ‘ambitious new circus show’ by Rosemary Waugh

In medieval Japan, troupes of blind women known as ‘the goze’ would travel across the land earning a living by telling stories

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Review: A Slight Ache/The Dumb Waiter at Harold Pinter Theatre by Rosemary Waugh

Radio dramas and foley secrets: Rosemary Waugh writes on an ingenious staging of two vintage Pinters. The post Review: A Slight Ache/The Dumb Waiter at Harold Pinter Theatre appeared first o…

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