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NEWS: Theatre503 stages Top Trumps response during inauguration week

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Hassan Abdulrazzak, Caryl Churchill, Neil LaBute and Roy Williams are among the writers in TOP TRUMPS, a Theatre503 festival responding to Donald Trump’s election and his inauguration as US President, which also includes a panel discussion chaired by Mates co-founder Terri Paddock.

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Photos & podcast: Post-show Q&A at Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s)

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I first – and last – saw Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s) in its world premiere in the West End in 2005, in a production that starred Friends‘ David Schwimmer along with “girls” including Catherine Tate and Lesley Manville. Gary Condes’ slick but intimate new production for Buckland Theatre impressed me more than the premiere did 11 years ago.

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PHOTOS: Character portraits of Some Girl(s) cast + post-show Q&A

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Character portraits aren’t just for Harry Potter. Photographer Darren Bell gained access to the new cast of Buckland Theatre’s revival of Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s) to snap these beauties. In the play, directed by Gary Condes, Guy (played by Buckland founder Charlie Dorfman) is desperate to clear his conscience before he gets married. So he sets […]

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REASONS TO BE HAPPY – Hampstead Theatre

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I had almost forgotten seeing the first in this Neil LaBute trilogy – Reasons to be Pretty – until the looming, hapless figure of Tom Burke as Greg had rambled defensively through his first anxious exchanges with the two women in his life. For Burke played the same big, amiable hunk in the Almeida’s production (directed, like this one, by Michael Attenborough and designed by Soutra Gilmour round a similar giant fold-out crate).

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PHOTOS: Rehearsal shots for Reasons to Be Happy at Hampstead Theatre

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New rehearsal images have been released for the UK premiere of Neil LaBute’s Reasons to be Happy , running at the Hampstead Theatre from the 17th March to the 16th April.  Rehearsals have begun for the UK premiere of Neil LaBute’s new romantic comedy Reasons to be Happy, opening at the Hampstead Theatre on the 17th […]

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NEWS: Hampstead premieres Neil LaBute’s Reasons to Happy, Attenborough directs

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Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Neil LaBute’s romantic comedy Reasons to be Happy, directed by Michael Attenborough. Reasons to be Happy follows the lives and loves of four friends as they desperately search for that most elusive goal in life: happiness. The play is a companion piece to Reasons to be Pretty, which was also directed by Michael Attenborough in 2011 when he was Artistic Director of the Almeida.

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My Edinburgh Diary: From Love Birds to solo shows, politics, circus, stand-up and more

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Food poisoning, the infamous “festival flu” or some other strain of (literally) gut-wrenching misery? Whatever it was, I became quite violently ill on the train journey home from Edinburgh yesterday. When we arrived at King’s Cross station in London, my partner Peter had to half-carry me into a taxi to take me home, where I […]

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Review: Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute (Theatro Technis)

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Some Girl(s) – yes, that’s how it’s titled – is not Neil LaBute’s best work. Less funny than Fat Pig, less edgy than In The Company of Men, it’s best known as a production vehicle for ex-sitcom stars to entertain their TV audiences in the comfort of a theatre. In London David (Friends) Schwimmer and […]

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Review: Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute (Theatro Technis)

In Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

Some Girl(s) – yes, that’s how it’s titled – is not Neil LaBute’s best work. Less funny than Fat Pig, less edgy than In The Company of Men, it’s best known as a production vehicle for ex-sitcom stars to entertain their TV audiences in the comfort of a theatre. In London David (Friends) Schwimmer and […]

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