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          • Tue 17 Jun 2008 12:09

            2,000 Feet Away

            Plays concerning paedophilia are never comfortable viewing. In the intimate environment of the Bush, Anthony Weigh’s 2,000 Feet Away can feel positively claustrophobic, writes Matthew Amer.

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          • Mon 16 Jun 2008 13:05

            Twelfth Night

            A chill breeze swept through the Open Air theatre during Friday’s press night; not quite the shipwreck-inducing howling gale of Twelfth Night’s opening, but enough to encourage tightening of coats, writes Matthew Amer.

          • Thu 12 Jun 2008 12:12

            The Chalk Garden

            Michael Grandage’s production of Enid Bagnold’s play is eccentrically entertaining.

          • Wed 11 Jun 2008 11:58


            At the National Theatre, Michael Frayn has reunited the team behind Democracy – long-time Frayn director Michael Blakemore and leading actor Roger Allam – for a new historical play, Afterlife.

          • Tue 10 Jun 2008 13:44

            Dickens Unplugged

            With the run of costume dramas and the rise of I’d Do Anything, Charles Dickens is back in vogue, writes Matthew Amer.

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          • Tue 10 Jun 2008 12:55

            The Harder They Come

            Based on the 1970s hit crime film responsible for launching Jimmy Cliff to fame, reggae musical The Harder They Come comes to the Playhouse.

          • Thu 05 Jun 2008 12:53


            Mike Bartlett’s black comedy Contractions causes the audience to squirm on the edge of their seats...

          • Thu 05 Jun 2008 12:05

            The Revenger’s Tragedy

            The plot includes rape, incest and countless murders, and yet The Revenger’s Tragedy is a surprisingly funny affair...

          • Wed 04 Jun 2008 13:32

            Fast Labour

            Steve Waters often tackles subjects in areas where other playwrights fear to tread and his latest play is no exception.

          • Wed 04 Jun 2008 12:22

            Love – The Musical

            In London, we are used to Icelandic company Vesturport creating athletically challenging pieces such as Metamorphosis and its acrobatic Romeo And Juliet. Love is something quite different.

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