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ALL OUR CHILDREN – Jermyn Street Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Carole WoddisLeave a Comment

Interesting that two new plays in recent weeks have referred back to Nazi Germany and indirectly to the Holocaust. Whereas Cordelia O’Neill’s fine No Place for a Woman (Theatre503) looks at relativism and the chance accidents of life that can turn one middle class woman into being on the `winning’ side, and the other, by virtue of her Jewish birth, on another, Unwin looks directly at the Nazis’ policy of eugenics.

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NEWS: Rose Theatre revives Stephen Bill’s Curtains, Dr Jekyll & Rules for Living

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The Rose Theatre’s new autumn/winter season includes a major revival of Stephen Bill’s 1987 comedy Curtains and co-productions of Sam Holcroft’s Rules for Living, David Edgar’s adaptation of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde starring Phil Daniels and Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing starring Laurence Fox.

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New post-show panel debate: Terri hosts discussion on political theatre at The Caucasian Chalk Circle

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As part of her post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will host a post-show panel discussion on political theatre following Lazarus Theatre’s acclaimed production of Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle at Greenwich Theatre on Thursday 30 March 2017.

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Present Laughter’s Rebecca Johnson

In Interviews, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Touring by Helen McWilliamsLeave a Comment

Rebecca Johnson is an actress whose work I was already familiar with, having seen her last Christmas as Mrs Darling in Wendy and Peter Pan at the RSC in Stratford. I rated her performance, then, and she has continued to impress me now that she is starring as Liz Essendine, alongside Samuel West as Garry Essendine, in Noel Coward’s Present Laughter.

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Photos and podcast: The politics of theatre at The Caucasian Chalk Circle Q&A

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What’s the difference between political theatre and theatre about politics? Can theatre be a catalyst for real change? Do right-wing political perspectives get a fair hearing onstage or is theatre the preserve of the left-wing? And how much does modern political theatre owe to Bertolt Brecht?