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‘Smoothly watchable’: JEWS. IN THEIR OWN WORDS – Royal Court Theatre

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If you accept the documentary verbatim style of Jews. In Their Own Words at the Royal Court, and don’t mind the lack of any real drama, this is an intelligently crafted and committed piece of political theatre that tackles an issue too often swept under the carpet. But I’d love to see a proper play about the subject.

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NEWS: Michael McLean’s Years of Sunlight premieres at Theatre503

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After this weekend’s Top Trumps mini-festival in response to the US presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, Lisa Spirling’s inaugural season as artistic director of London’s Theatre 503 officially gets under way next week with the world premiere of Years of Sunlight, a new play by Michael McLean presented by Seared Productions in association with Theatre 503.

My theatre diary: Plays to make you think – Widowers’ Houses, Visitors, Hope and Sirens

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If your brain has started to turn to mush after too much turkey and mash, get yourself along to one of these four plays quick. I can personally recommend each for provoking serious thought, discussion and reflection on urgent issues including local government, austerity, dementia, discrimination, feminism, urban housing and corruption, to name a few. […]