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‘A slow-burning gem from Argentina’: THE OMISSION OF THE FAMILY COLEMAN – Bath ★★★★

In Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Kris HallettLeave a Comment

The Ustinov studio concludes its season of premieres from the Americas with a slow-burning gem from Argentina, The Omission of The Family Coleman, Claudio Tolcachir’s cult Buenos Aries hit that played for four years in Tolcachir’s kitchen-slash-theatre, now adapted and relocated to Ireland by Stella Feehilly.

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

Here’s a sharp one, beautifully suited to what is not only a Referendum season but one in which both main political parties are more than likely to do mischief to their leaders. We can’t rely only on nervous broadcasters and weary quiz-teams for performed political satire, so hats off to the Arts: whose historic shabbiness pleasingly channels a nicely threadbare Corbyn vibe.

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Benn, Bevan, Michael Sheen and the NHS: Who Cares?

In Features, London theatre, News, Opinion, Plays, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

My newfound Tony Benn obsession has also got me thinking anew about the “most dangerous” Labour man in Parliament before him: the Welsh politician and founder of the National Health Service, Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960). And thinking of Bevan reminded me that I still hadn’t got round to blogging about actor Michael Sheen’s brilliant speech at […]