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COMMON – National Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Ian FosterLeave a Comment

Over the past few years where he may or may not have been studying sculpture at Saint Martin’s College, Northampton-born playwright DC Moore has been putting together a résumé of quietly impressive work – exploring aspects of contemporary masculinity in insightful plays such as the excellent Straight and under-rated monologue Honest, or opening up his focus to the war in Afghanistan in The Empire and family dramas in The Swan.






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NEWS: National 2017 season highlights: Bryan Cranston in Network, Rory Kinnear’s Macbeth, Pinocchio, new plays

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The National Theatre held its annual press conference today, announcing myriad new productions, casting and other initiatives. Here’s the official press release. World premieres, new writers and ground-breaking adaptations announced for 2017 at the National Theatre Ivo van Hove follows his acclaimed Hedda Gabler with the world premiere of Network, with Bryan Cranston making his UK stage debut Anne-Marie Duff …

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OIL – Almeida Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Carole WoddisLeave a Comment

So the ‘new world order’ is upon us but maybe not quite as many of us might have expected or hoped for. And if the new order of things continues as recently indicated, Ella Hickson’s vision will surely turn out to be bleakly prophetic. Oil is one of the most remarkable pieces of theatre new writing I’ve seen this year, or maybe even for some years.






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What were our Top 25 reviews & other blogs in October 2016?

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What were the most popular contributions from our 20+ syndicate Mates bloggers from the month just closed. What were the reviews and other blogs that got readers clicking most? Our Top 25 Mates Blogs from October 2016 includes gaggles of reviews for our most read-about shows. Any surprises?