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In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

One glory of Howard Brenton as a playwright is his ability to tease out, in very specific history plays (55 Days, Ann Boleyn, Dr Scroggy’s War, Epsom Downs) not only universal emotional cruxes , but urgent contemporary relevance. While, invariably, keeping it sharp and entertaining. This one is both important and engrossing, a valuable addition to theatre’s centenary consideration of World War I and its aftermath.

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Lawrence After Arabia at Hampstead Theatre

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Emma ClarendonLeave a Comment

Howard Brenton’s new play directed by John Dove is now playing at the Hampstead Theatre. But is this play commissioned to mark the centenary of the start of the Arab revolt a critical success?  The Guardian: *** Michael Billington commented that: ” John Dove’s production is also a model of clarity and achieves the transitions from the […]