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‘A bit of a feminist oddball’: TOP GIRLS – National Theatre

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Back in 1982 Helen Gurley Brown, then editor of US Cosmopolitan, informed the world that women could “have it all”. As if, in an act of defiance, in the same year, writer Caryl Churchill replied with Top Girls, a quirky and off-beat play that shows the price women must pay in trying to combine being […]

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‘Eminently watchable’: PINTER SIX – West End

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One of the benefits in producing such a wide-ranging festival as Pinter at the Pinter has been the flexibility in its programming, allowing for thematic evenings to emerge as opposed to a straight chronological trip through the canon. So here, Jamie Lloyd is able to bring together two plays set at gatherings, both conveniently cast for nine people.

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Year in Review: Ian Foster’s Best Supporting Actress in a Play & in a Musical

In Awards, Features, Inspiring people, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre by Ian FosterLeave a Comment

In addition to lists of top productions, Mates contributor Ian Foster reviews his reviews from the past year to award his personal prizes for the best performances for Best Actor and Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress in both plays and musicals…