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          • Wed 14 May 2008 13:28

            Boris Godunov

            Boris has just been made leader and there are two girls floating around the stage in matching miniskirts looking uncannily like the cheeky girls – it seems politics hasn’t changed that much since the 16th Century.

          • Wed 14 May 2008 11:56

            The Deep Blue Sea

            Passionate love doesn’t sit well in post-WWII Britain. It is too demonstrative for an era of restraint and good manners...

          • Tue 13 May 2008 11:38

            The Birthday Party

            When The Birthday Party was first staged at the Lyric Hammersmith it was savaged by nearly all of the critics, a mauling which could have signalled the end of Pinter’s playwriting career...

          • Fri 09 May 2008 11:52

            Beau Jest

            James Sherman’s light-hearted, sweet romantic comedy has been a huge hit Stateside for years, yet this is the first time it has been produced in the UK.

          • Thu 08 May 2008 11:56

            Derren Brown: An Evening Of Wonders

            Possessor of the most terrifying goatee since Ming the Merciless, Derren Brown opened his new show of mental manipulation and psychological illusion last night.

          • Thu 01 May 2008 12:35

            The Year Of Magical Thinking

            After a successful Broadway run in 2007, Joan Didion’s play The Year Of Magical Thinking starring Vanessa Redgrave, has arrived on the London stage.

          • Wed 30 Apr 2008 11:39

            The City

            A couple sit at a table in their home relating their days at work. So far, so normal. But this is playwright Martin Crimp and director Katie Mitchell, so nothing is as it seems.

          • Tue 29 Apr 2008 14:32


            Do not go and see Tinderbox after a large meaty meal, for Lucy Kirkwood’s first full length play is set in a butcher’s shop like no other.

          • Fri 25 Apr 2008 12:30

            Hello And Goodbye

            Set in 1960s South Africa under apartheid, Hello And Goodbye tells the story of two siblings who cannot escape their upbringing and the world they had no choice about being born in to.

          • Thu 24 Apr 2008 11:43

            Harper Regan

            Following the brutal anger of Motortown, playwright Simon Stephens has written another play about a damaged central character...

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