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Best of the Blogs: Education, Education, Education to Custody to Country Music

In Awards, Features, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Lisa Martland

Carrying on a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (2-9 June 2019). Amidst her top choices are Maryam Philpott’s journey back to a time of political optimism in The Wardrobe Ensemble’s Education, Education, Education at Trafalgar Studios.

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‘Many things to commend’: FRIDAY NIGHT LOVE POEM – Touring ★★★★

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Michael DavisLeave a Comment

But seeing as sex permeates all walks of life, where does one find honest, unbiased answers? Written by Natalia Knowlton and directed by Sammy Glover, Friday Night Love Poem addresses this conundrum through three young women who ‘come of age’ and have their own reasons for their respective ‘issues’.

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‘The respective character arcs are satisfying in their own right’: SITTING – Arcola Theatre ★★★★

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There have been a number of plays that have dealt with the importance of ‘art’ and what the viewer brings to its ‘meaning’. Sitting – which is written by Katherine Parkinson and directed by Sarah Bedi – takes a different tact, focusing on the relationship the ‘sitter’ has with the person painting them.