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Mark Shenton offers his Year in Brief: The Best & Worse of 2018 in Review

In Broadway, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Ticket recommendations, Touring by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

I finally saw sense — or admitted defeat, depending on how you look at it. After what feels like a lifetime of chasing my tail as I tried to see everything – or at least everything that was hotly tipped and/or well-reviewed — I simply gave up the battle.

Photos & podcast: With playwright Elinor Cook & the Pilgrims company

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Critic Matt Trueman described Elinor Cook‘s Pilgrims, about a pair of young mountain climbers, as the “peak of playwriting”. I got to talk mountain climbing, metaphors and much more with this whipsmart George Devine Award-winning playwright at last night’s Q&A after the performance of Pilgrims at London’s Yard Theatre.

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HOUSE + AMONGST THE REEDS – Yard Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Laura KresslyLeave a Comment

For better or worse so much of our life, personality and choices are shaped by relationships with family. A stable, loving upbringing can equip an individual with the same traits, and the opposite often ushers in a lifetime of hardship. House + Amongst the Reeds are two short plays presented as a double bill by Clean Break showing the consequences of family disruption on the lives of young people.