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‘Can’t think of a better morality for Brexitmas 2018’: UNCLE VANYA – Hampstead Theatre ★★★★

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This Uncle Vanya at Hampstead Theatre one has to revolve around Vanya, and Alan Cox is suitably winning in Vanya’s dismayed, demoralised self-aware failure to count in life, and his hopeless mooning admiration of the lovely Yelena, who has married his awful old brother-in-law the Professor.

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BUG – Found 111

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Tracy Letts’ Bug at the Found111 space is a pressure cooker of paranoid chaos, as fascinating as it is terrifying. It draws a thin line between reality and neurosis, trapping the audience in a claustrophobic motel room, which represents both a cosy haven and a nausea inducing prison. The nature of fear, reality and human companionship are all held literally under the microscope in a breathlessly disquieting evening.

NEWS: Full cast announced for Bug, starring James Norton & Kate Fleetwood

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The final cast has been confirmed to appear alongside the previously announced James Norton (War and Peace, Happy Valley) and Kate Fleetwood (London Road, Medea) in the 20th anniversary production of Bug by multi award-winner Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe). Bug will play a six-week season at London’s Found111 from Thursday March 24 – Saturday May 7 2016.

NEWS: Full cast announced for Bug, starring James Norton & Kate Fleetwood

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The final cast has been confirmed to appear alongside the previously announced James Norton (War and Peace, Happy Valley) and Kate Fleetwood (London Road, Medea) in the 20th anniversary production of Bug by multi award-winner Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe). Bug will play a six-week season at London’s Found111 from Thursday March 24 – Saturday May 7 2016.

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NEWS: Full cast announced for Bug, starring James Norton & Kate Fleetwood

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The final cast has been confirmed to appear alongside the previously announced James Norton (War and Peace, Happy Valley) and Kate Fleetwood (London Road, Medea) in the 20th anniversary production of Bug by multi award-winner Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe). Bug will play a six-week season at London’s Found111 from Thursday March 24 – Saturday May 7 2016.

HAPGOOD – Hampstead Theatre

In London theatre, Plays, Reviews by Aleks SierzLeave a Comment

Because of the instability of the present there’s always a faint whiff of nostalgia for the old certainties of the past. And the Cold War era has its very own allure. This can be seen in two current successes: that of the revival of Tom Stoppard’s 1988 play, Hapgood, and of a new play by American playwright Mia Chung, You for Me for You, which takes a look behind the bamboo curtain at North Korea. When it was first staged, Stoppard’s play was widely seen as incomprehensible, with a labyrinthine plot which puzzled not only the characters of the story itself, but audiences as well. And Cold War certainties are surely not so comforting if they are, well, uncertain.