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TROILUS & CRESSIDA – Rose Playhouse

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The first thing to know about Troilus and Cressida is that it’s not really about Troilus and Cressida. Or at least not just about them. Based on the Iliad, the play picks up the story of the Trojan Wars seven years in, where we find the Greeks fighting amongst themselves because their leader Agamemnon’s stolen a war prisoner from their star warrior Achilles.

YOUR EVER LOVING – Theatre N16

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With the popularity of TV shows like Making a Murderer, injustice seems to have become the stuff of entertainment, allowing us to feel righteous anger that such terrible things can happen, whilst safe in the knowledge that it’s all happening far away, and often forgetting there are real human lives at the heart of the story we’re so hooked on.

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YOUR EVER LOVING – Theatre N16

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

With the popularity of TV shows like Making a Murderer, injustice seems to have become the stuff of entertainment, allowing us to feel righteous anger that such terrible things can happen, whilst safe in the knowledge that it’s all happening far away, and often forgetting there are real human lives at the heart of the story we’re so hooked on.

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RIGHT NOW – Bush Theatre

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You know you’ve seen something good at the theatre when you’re still thinking about it 24 hours later. Catherine-Anne Toupin’s darkly comic drama Right Now is as unsettling as it is often hilarious, with a plot that twists and turns until we (quite literally) have no idea where we are, and a conclusion that leaves a lasting impression and sends its audience away with just as many questions as answers.