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‘Never before available to a wide audience, Brecht’s premiere is theatrical gold’: Mother Courage & Her Children – Berliner Ensemble (Online review)

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The Berliner Ensemble have located a jewel in their theatre history. Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage is a modern classic of the German theatre.

Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage is a modern classic of the German theatre. Written in 1939 it is often descr…

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‘Truly unsettling’: BUBBLE – Theatre Uncut (Online review)

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Bubble looks at the issues of free speech, feminism, misogyny, the use of language, the misuse of technology, the moral minefield around reportage, and the rise of hate groups.

Bubble is a play written by Kieran Hurley fpr the digital format, and developed with students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

This live stream, which premiered on 23 March and remains availa…

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‘The NHS doesn’t just treat illness. It fights fear’: CHECK-UP (Online review)

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This show by political comedian Mark Thomas takes a long, hard look at our National Health Service in its seventieth year of operation. He shadowed medics and interviewed clinical experts, economists and politicians to bring together an hour of statistics, opinion and reflection.

This show by political comedian Mark Thomas takes a long, hard look at our National Health Service in its seventieth year of operation…

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‘I would be fascinated to see how this piece develops’: Orangutan – Cup of Brew (Online review)

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Orangutan is presented by Cup of Brew, written by Toby King, directed by Fiona Kingwill, and performed by Louise Waller. We first meet Alice sitting on her messy bed, overflowing with cushions and clothes. Her mind shoots off in all directions. She’s surrounded on all sides by the audience.

Orangutan is presented by Cup of Brew, written by Toby King, directed by Fiona Kingwill, and performed by Louis…