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ALBION – Almeida Theatre

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

Albion begins with Audrey, played with indefatigable energy by Victoria Hamilton, in the garden of her deceased uncle’s family home, deep in the English countryside. She has bought the property, which boasts a historic 1920s garden, now much overgrown, which a First World War veteran once formed into a pastoral paradise fit for heroes.

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BURIED CHILD – West End

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

At first knowing that this play was a marathon, two-hour forty-five minutes long, with two short intervals, I was a little daunted. However, never have I known such a production absolutely fly past, as hard-hitting and thought-provoking as it is, there is an argument for discussing what the audience concluded from it.

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Is Buried Child the prologue to Trump’s America?

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Reviews, Sticky by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

What does Sam Shepard’s 1978 play Buried Child have to tell us about America after the presidential election of Donald Trump? The West End transfer of the New Group’s production, first seen in New York this past February, was announced in September, when the likelihood of a Trump presidency was still being dismissed by most pundits.