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‘The play’s eye is pitilessly sharp’: ALYS, ALWAYS – Bridge Theatre ★★★★

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

Couldn’t miss Nicholas Hytner’s bit of mischief: after his years of being being alternately feted and rubbished in print, he displays directorial glee in sending up the noisome denizens of a broadsheet arts desk thanks to Lucinda Coxon’s black-hearted comedy of modern media manners, Alys, Always at the Bridge Theatre.

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‘McDonagh’s plot is its own hired assassin’: A VERY VERY VERY DARK MATTER – Bridge Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

I’m fairly sure the land on which the Bridge Theatre was built was once a plague pit, but I’m beginning to wonder if the place isn’t itself cursed. How else can it commission a play by Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri writer Martin McDonagh that is, not to put too fine a point on it, as enjoyable as passing A Very, Very, Very Painful Stool? For an hour and a half.