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A LIE OF THE MIND – Southwark Playhouse

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Ian FosterLeave a Comment

Despite being blown away by True West, something about Sam Shepard makes me a little wary. I liked rather than loved Fool For Love and ultimately steered clear of the recent Buried Child and it was with a little trepidation that I allowed myself to make my way into A Lie of the Mind, produced here at the Southwark Playhouse by the folks at Defibrillator Theatre.

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NEWS: Defibrillator revives Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind at Southwark

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Following high-profile productions of Fool for Love and, currently at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios starring Ed Harris, Buried Child, London has another major Sam Shepard revival to look forward to. Defibrillator presents a new production of Shepard’s 1985 play A Lie of the Mind at Southwark Playhouse this spring. Helmed by artistic director James Hillier, it will run from 4 to …

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In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

At first knowing that this play was a marathon, two-hour forty-five minutes long, with two short intervals, I was a little daunted. However, never have I known such a production absolutely fly past, as hard-hitting and thought-provoking as it is, there is an argument for discussing what the audience concluded from it.

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Is Buried Child the prologue to Trump’s America?

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Reviews, Sticky by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

What does Sam Shepard’s 1978 play Buried Child have to tell us about America after the presidential election of Donald Trump? The West End transfer of the New Group’s production, first seen in New York this past February, was announced in September, when the likelihood of a Trump presidency was still being dismissed by most pundits.