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Terri’s non-#EdFringe theatre diary: Salad Days, Mrs Orwell, Boom & Cowboy Rufus

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

It’s not just umbrella festival programmes that keep myself and other London theatregoers busy in August. Here are some thoughts (and connections) on the other plays and musicals I’ve seen over the past week that are worth a look: Mrs Orwell, King Cowboy Rufus Rules the Universe, Boom and Salad Days.

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NEWS: NT transfers Oslo, stages Trump confirmation hearings in West End

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Two highly political plays based on real-life world affairs will come to the West End this year from New York, via the National Theatre. Later this month, for one night only, there’s a staged reading of All the President’s Men?, Nicolas Kent‘s edited transcripts from the Senate confirmation hearings for President Trump’s (highly controversial) Cabinet. And in the autumn, JT …

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Video of the Week: The Kite Runner actors respond to Donald Trump

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The company of The Kite Runner have started a nightly curtain-call ritual, reading out a response to US President Donald Trump’s executive order this past week banning Syrian refugees as well as all immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. Worth watching and sharing.

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Critics’ Circle Awards: Why theatre still needs experts too

In Awards, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Quotes, Special Events, Sticky by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

Now in their 28th year, the annual Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards take place tomorrow (Tuesday 31 January 2017) at the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre. The Awards, founded in 1989, are run by the Drama Section of The Critics’ Circle, which has existed since 1913 to protect and promote cultural criticism in the UK. Tomorrow’s ceremony is hosted by Drama …

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STUCK – Off Quay

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By guest critic Rebecca Nice, @rebeccajsnice In Stuck, four women alternate telling a story, reciting a monologue or presenting a speech. The work is loaded with satire that directly critiques the current political climate and societal struggles of sexism, patriarchy, immigration and oppression. Tamara Astor, Sophie Crawford, Lula Mebrahtuand Deli Segal are far from stuck; they are navigating a series of continual journeys. Although the […]

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Is Buried Child the prologue to Trump’s America?

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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.