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‘Sheds light on the dark corners of human behaviour’: THE RUFFIAN ON THE STAIR – Hope Theatre ★★★★

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During the sixties, Orton’s plays such as Loot and Entertaining Mr Sloane showed an hitherto unseen side of British society on the stage and challenged the double standards of the ‘moral guardians’. In his first solo play, The Ruffian On The Stair (which is directed by Paul Clayton) we meet a ‘couple’ who live in a flat in Islington (not unlike Orton’s own abode).






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‘The draw is Christie’s deft writing’: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION – County Hall ★★★★

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Everyone loves an Agatha Christie tale. Unlike the films and programmes involving Ms Marple or Poirot that are often repeated on television, Witness For The Prosecution (which is directed by Lucy Bailey) doesn’t have a familiar marquee protagonist at the centre of its narrative.