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Weekly Theatre Podcast: The Master Builder, Hand to God, Mrs Henderson Presents

In Audio, Features, Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

This week the London theatre bloggers – including syndicate Mates Johnny Fox and Laura Kressly – discuss The Master Builder starring Ralph Fiennes, the musical adaptation of Mrs Henderson Presents, Broadway puppet transfer Hand to God, and Off-West End, Weald, just finished at the Finborough Theatre.

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

The Master Builder, Halvard Solness, is universally acknowledged by his townsfolk as a lucky man: self-made and supremely successful in business, his good fortune is not due to skill or merit, but to a terrible accident many years ago, which also killed his twin sons and destroyed his marriage. However, it also gave him the ability to build and sell houses on the land where his wife’s treasured ancestral home once stood; local competition soon crumbled away, “making me the builder of homes, but at the price of never having a home of my own again.”