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‘Dear Barrie Rutter. Come again to the Globe, do’: THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN – Shakespeare’s Globe ★★★★

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Barrie Rutter and the Globe are made for each other. Fresh out of his storming leadership with Northern Broadsides, he returns here under the new regime, this time as director of a pretty ridiculous Shakespeare collaboration with John Fletcher, loosely based on Chaucer.






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A PACIFIST’S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER – National Theatre

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews, Touring by Ian FosterLeave a Comment

A musical about cancer? As unlikely as it might seem, A Pacifist’s Guide To The War On Cancer isn’t even the first one that I’ve seen. That dubious honour goes to Happy Ending, one of the most misjudged shows I saw last year, but fortunately this Complicite and National Theatre co-production in association with HOME Manchester rejoices in a much stronger pedigree.