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PARODY OF THE BARD
TEENAGE DICK
at Donmar Warehouse

PARODY OF THE BARD

Mike Lew’s reworking of Richard III is far from perfect, but it has its moments.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
PURE AND TRUE
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
at the Old Vic

PURE AND TRUE

Sharpened and streamlined, this production goes straight to the heart of Christmas spirit.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
HIGHLY DERIVATIVE
THE BOY IN THE DRESS
at Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon

HIGHLY DERIVATIVE

Although there are plenty of positive elements to focus on, you may feel like this show is a mash-up of things you have seen before.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
FRIGHTENINGLY FASCINATING
THE ANTIPODES
at the National (Dorfman)

FRIGHTENINGLY FASCINATING

Annie Baker's new play weaves mystery and magic from the delicate stuff of our existence.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
SURROGATE FATHER
MASTER HAROLD ... AND THE BOYS
at the National (Lyttelton)

SURROGATE FATHER

Athol Fugard’s play remains one of the most powerful dramas written about the iniquities of racism and apartheid.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
FRAGMENTS OF A WHOLE
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at Donmar Warehouse

FRAGMENTS OF A WHOLE

Alice Birch’s experimental construct-it-yourself play breaks new ground, but without very satisfying results.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
WAYS TO COPE
A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG
at Trafalgar Studios

WAYS TO COPE

While heartbreak underpins the play, laughter is always present in Peter Nichols’ autobiographical work.

 

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
MYTHOLOGY REINVENTED
GLASS. KILL. BLUEBEARD. IMP.
at Royal Court Theatre

MYTHOLOGY REINVENTED

Caryl Churchill continues to push the envelope with these four one-act plays.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
IMBALANCE OF POWER
TWO LADIES
at Bridge Theatre

IMBALANCE OF POWER

The plot is implausible, but Zoë Wanamaker and Zrinka Cvitesic give excellent performances as the wives of two presidents.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
BROKEN CHILD
THE SON
at Duke of York's

BROKEN CHILD

Florian Zeller's last play made a strong impression in London, but this one is unfortunately more of a one-note drama. 

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
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