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The Pulverised: What happened to our lost childhoods?

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The Pulverised is a deep-dive into a comfortingly familiar world – our jobs and our working lives, but suddenly rendered strange, frightening and comical. As a story it was inspired by a now notorious media scandal: the working conditions in the factories of a certain Chinese manufacturer led to a contagion of suicides.

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TAMBURLAINE – Arcola Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Laura KresslyLeave a Comment

Stylistically revolutionary as it was when first written, Marlowe’s Tamburlaine is still a clumsy brute of a play (not unlike Shakespeare’s first tragedy, Titus Andronicus) that has plenty of challenges when it comes to its staging. But the messy and violent journey from common thief to emperor includes some extraordinary moments that appealed to wider audiences in a way that went on to shape Shakespeare and his other contemporaries.