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            A Miracle Thu 05 Mar 2009

            A soldier returns from war, a baby lies crying in its grandmother’s kitchen and a father struggles to hold on to his home in A Miracle. Molly Davies’s first full-length play is presented at the Royal Court as part of the Young Writer’s Festival 2009.

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            Burnt By The Sun Wed 04 Mar 2009

            There is a delicious unspoken tension about the first half of Peter Flannery’s adaptation of the 1995 Russian-language Oscar-winning film.

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            Toyer Thu 26 Feb 2009

            Psychological thrillers are currently a rarity on the West End stage, but the Arts theatre addresses this situation as it reopens with American author Gardner McKay’s play Toyer.

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            The Taming Of The Shrew Wed 18 Feb 2009

            The Taming Of The Shrew is a notoriously difficult play; a Shakespearean comedy which deals with the systematic destruction of a woman’s spirit, personality and sense of worth. You wouldn’t laugh at the sight of a man beating his wife today, so why should it be alright in period costume?

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            This Isn't Romance Wed 18 Feb 2009

            What happens when you return to your native country as a foreigner? In-Sook Chappell’s award winning This Isn’t Romance at the Soho theatre explores the darker side of cross-cultural adoption and the devastating effects returning home can have.

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            Wrecks Mon 16 Feb 2009

            The work of American playwright Neil LaBute seems to have been ever present on the London stage over the past couple of years. Fat Pig turned heads last year, landing a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best New Comedy...

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            England People Very Nice Thu 12 Feb 2009

            Richard Bean takes audiences on a comic romp through the history of immigration in England in his new play England People Very Nice at the National’s Olivier theatre.

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            Three Days Of Rain Wed 11 Feb 2009

            From the initial impression of the Apollo theatre stage, theatergoers could be forgiven for expecting Three Days Of Rain to be a ghost story.

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            Damascus Tue 10 Feb 2009

            A woman, dressed in a jade-green evening gown, sits at a piano on a tilted stage, playing discordant music and sipping red wine. Addressing her invisible partner in conversation, she aims to explain exactly why the events that unfold before us in Damascus took place.

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            The Stone Tue 10 Feb 2009

            Following the success of The Ugly One, German playwright Marius von Mayenburg returns to the Royal Court with a new work staged as part of the Off The Wall series of plays about Germany.

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