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REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Invisible Hand at the Tricycle Theatre

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Emma ClarendonLeave a Comment

American banker Nick Bright knows that his freedom comes at a price. Confined to a cell within the depths of rural Pakistan, every second counts. Who will decide his fate? His captors, or the whims of the market? Indhu Rubasingham directs the European premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar’s political play – but what have critics made of it? The Invisible Hand runs at London’s Tricycle Theatre until 2 July 2016.

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THE INVISIBLE HAND – Tricycle Theatre

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

It is the modern terror that stalks our interconnected world. You’re shut in a stone cell, alone and far from home, and in a chaotic increasingly lawless land, rife with political and tribal rivalries. So your captors themselves are unpredictable: captives in their turn of ideologies, corrupt government, poverty and a daily jolting adrenalin fear. Unreasoning murders like that of Daniel Pearl, haunt every family whose members travel to work in, report on, or help a developing country.

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TICKETS: Mark’s Top Ten recommendations + this week’s openings (15 Feb)

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

A Broadway comedy and two British created musicals arrive in the West End this week – one from last summer’s season at Bath’s Theatre Royal, the other after a long stage life of touring regionally and internationally for the last eight years. Will any of them make it to next week’s Top 10 list? This week’s main openings In London: …

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A Florian Zeller hat trick: The Father, The Mother and The Truth

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Is Florian Zeller the new Yasmina Reza? Certainly, he’s the most successful French playwright to hit English shores since Reza, whose 1990s hits – Life x 3, The Unexpected Man and, of course, the long-running (eight years in the West End), starry cast-rotating Art – were followed more recently by 2006’s God of Carnage in […]

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NEWS: Tricycle Theatre announces £5.5m development project

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Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham, has announced plans for an ambitious £5.5 million capital development project that will see the theatre’s auditorium and front of house spaces transformed, with work scheduled to take place from summer 2016. Arts Council England has contributed £3.1 million to the scheme with a public campaign to raise additional funds set to be announced in due course.

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PHOTOS: Rehearsal images for Red Velvet starring Adrian Lester are released

In London theatre, News, Photos, Plays, Press Releases by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

Rehearsal images for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s run of Red Velvet are released today. The production, which originally premiered at the Tricycle Theatre in 2012 before transferring to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York in 2014, is the third play in the inaugural Plays at the Garrick season and will play at the Garrick Theatre from 23 January until 27 February 2016. Red Velvet is written by Lolita Chakrabarti with direction by Indhu Rubasingham and stars Adrian Lester as Ira Aldridge.

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Weekly Theatre Podcast: The Winter’s Tale, The Hairy Ape, A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes

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This week the London theatre bloggers discuss The Winter’s Tale, starring Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench and opening the year-long Branagh Theatre West End season, The Hairy Ape starring Bertie Carvel at the Old Vic, A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes at the Tricycle and, now finished at Soho Theatre, Joanne.