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‘Something of an acquired taste’: CUZCO – Theatre503 ★★★

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Overseas pieces are not a common sight in UK theatres, but Theatre503 is doing its bit to change that with their latest offering: William Gregory’s translation of the Víctor Sánchez Rodríguez play Cuzco. Following a couple of readings, director Kate O’Connor came onboard and the result is this production – the play’s English language premiere.

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‘Truly gripping to watch’: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE – Union Theatre ★★★★

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Opening up Phil Willmott’s ‘Enemies of the People’ Essential Classics season for 2019 is a new production of Arthur Miller’s An Enemy of the People, which is itself adapted from a play of the same name by Henrik Ibsen. The play has a limited run at the Union Theatre, prior to Offenbach’s Can-Can! and Shakespeare’s Othello, as part of the same season.

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‘It’s definitely a quirkiness that sets this show apart’: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE – West End ★★★★

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Following not one, but two recent acclaimed runs (first at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre in 2017, followed by a limited engagement at Hampstead Theatre earlier this year), Michael Longhurst’s production of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s musical Caroline, or Change now makes its mark on London’s West End, taking up residence at the Playhouse Theatre until next spring.