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POLICE STATE
HAMLET
at the National Theatre (Olivier)

POLICE STATE

Rory Kinnear's Hamlet battles his father's ghosts in this modernised version of Shakespeare's classic. 

Reviewed by: MICHAEL COVENEY READ MORE
BERLIN TO BROOKLYN
BROKEN GLASS
at the Tricycle Theatre

BERLIN TO BROOKLYN

Arthur Miller, late in life, tapped the pain in his Jewish roots and splashes it across a broad canvass.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
WOODEN PARTS
OR YOU COULD KISS ME
at the National (Cottesloe)

WOODEN PARTS

Bouncing back and forth between puppets and people, youth and old age, the production plucks the heartstrings without fully tugging them.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
THE A-LISTERS
ONASSIS
at the Novello

THE A-LISTERS

The adapted biography of Aristotle Onassis takes us back through a star-studded history, without really bringing the history back to life.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
PLAY ABOUT A PLAY
THE COUNTRY GIRL
at the Apollo

PLAY ABOUT A PLAY

An inside peek at putting on a theater production, Odets' 1950 script hasn't aged at all.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
TEN YEARS OF WAR
BIRDSONG
at the Comedy

TEN YEARS OF WAR

Seeing soldiers struggle through World War I and everything that came with it is addressed with appropriate seriousness.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
GLORY OF THE EIGHTIES
YES, PRIME MINISTER
at the Gielgud

GLORY OF THE EIGHTIES

Jonathan Lynn and Anthony Jay make a noble effort to dust off their TV satire and turn it into a play, but still fall a little flat.

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE READ MORE
THUD OF THE CANNONBALL
BIRDSONG
at the Comedy

THUD OF THE CANNONBALL

Sebastian Faulks' 1993 bestseller Birdsong would have made an excellent movie, unfortunately, it got adapted for the stage instead.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
WEARING DOWN THE OBJECT OF YOUR AFFECTION
PASSION
at the Donmar Warehouse

WEARING DOWN THE OBJECT OF YOUR AFFECTION

While critics of Sondheim will say that his musicals are callous, this is one for his supporters who put him among the greats.

Reviewed by: ALLEN ROBERTSON READ MORE
POLITICS WITHOUT POLITICIZATION
BLOOD AND GIFTS
at National (Lyttleton)

POLITICS WITHOUT POLITICIZATION

J.T. Rogers’ new play gives us a rich slice of the many different people who have visited the quagmire of Afghanistan, without making a political statement.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
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