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Monday, May 28, 2018

Shirleymander, Playground Theatre, London, review: Linking this play about a 1980s housing scandal with Grenfell is a tacky marketing ploy by Kaleem Aftab, Kaleem Aftab

Gregory Evans' play follows the rise and fall of Shirley Porter, a gerrymandering Westminster council leader

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:24AM
Monday, March 26, 2018

Misty, Bush Theatre, London, review: A tremendous performance by Arinzé Kene by Kaleem Aftab, Kaleem Aftab

The playwright and actor Kene stars in his own play that blends gig theatre, comedy, spoken work, live art and rap

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:44AM
Friday, March 23, 2018

Black Men Walking, Royal Court, London, review: This production has a wow factor by Kaleem Aftab, Kaleem Aftab

Testament delves into his hip-hop repertoire to delightfully mix melody with syncopated dialogue in his play about the image of British black men

SOURCE: The Independent at 01:53PM
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Brilliant Jerks at Vaults, London, review: An exhilarating Uber-inspired ride through the modern workplace by Kaleem Aftab, Kaleem Aftab

While never named, the taxi-hailing app has clearly inspired Joseph Charlton's fast-paced new play

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:24AM
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Brief Encounter, Empire Cinema, Haymarket, London, review: It comes across as dated rather than romantic by Kaleem Aftab, Kaleem Aftab

This award-winning Kneehigh production returns to the West End after 10 years, having toured the globe and triumphing on Broadway

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:06AM
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Buggy Baby, Yard Theatre, London, review: A play full of ideas but without a central tenet by Kaleem Aftab, Kaleem Aftab

Ned Bennett's directed comedy-horror, which focuses on a baby, a single mother, and a traumatised refugee, embraces every hot-topic subject that it can find

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:19AM
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Brothers Size, Young Vic, London, review: Shares similar preoccupations with Tarell Alvin McCraney's film 'Moonlight' by Kaleem Aftab, Kaleem Aftab

From the writer of 'Moonlight', the 2017 Academy Award winner for Best Picture, this revival of his first play, is about two African-American brothers who reconnect after a spell i…

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:30AM
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Andrew Scott on Hamlet, Sherlock and making Shakespeare fresh for younger audiences by Kaleem Aftab, Kaleem Aftab

The actor who is best known for playing Moriarty in BBC's 'Sherlock' reprises the role of the Hamlet in the West End transfer of Robert Icke's modern-dress production

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:04PM
Monday, November 28, 2016

Charlotte Hope interview: 'I don't feel like it was a lucky break, I got 'Game of Thrones' because I was good at acting' by Kaleem Aftab, Kaleem Aftab

The actress whom played Ramsay Bolton's love interest Myranda in 'Game of Thrones' is now starring alongside Ed Harris in Sam Shepherd's 'Buried Child' in the W…

SOURCE: The Independent at 03:31PM
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Morfydd Clark interview: Her sexual awakening performances have critics in raptures by Kaleem Aftab, Kaleem Aftab

The actress is playing Cordelia in Deborah Warner's stage production of King Lear with Glenda Jackson as King Lear

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:54AM

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