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‘Gleefully brings the comedy of the piece to life’: THE GAME OF LOVE & CHANCE – Arcola Outside ★★★★

In Comedy, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Stephanie RessortLeave a Comment

This brand new English version of Pierre de Marivaux’s classic comedy The Game of Love and Chance, adapted by Quentin Beroud and Jack Gamble, takes great delight in modernising this almost 300-year-old French play. There is a knowingness to the adaptation that adds yet more comic layers to the wonderfully silly piece.

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RICHARD II – Arcola Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Jonathan BazLeave a Comment

Following its recent performance at the Palace of Westminster, Jack Gamble and Quentin Beroud bring their Richard II to the Arcola Theatre for a short run. It has been often said that Richard II is the most “political” of Shakespeare’s plays: the story of a King too held back by the past, the last medieval Sovereign killed more by historical change than by the man who reigned after him.