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Hamlet, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Maxine Peake strikes all the notes of intelligence, intensity and range displayed by the best Hamlets

Fred and Madge review Joe Ortons first pot shot at conformity falls short

Hope theatre, LondonThis previously unperformed slice of domestic surrealism offers only glimpses of the writer Orton would become Premiere of Joe Ortons lost first play tells bitter tale of early years on council estate Continue reading...

Fred and Madge, Hope Theatre, review: 'audacious'

Joe Orton's 'lost' first play provides glimpses of the violently original dramatist to come, says Jane Shilling

Review: Play Strindberg (Ustinov Studio)

The acting batters and blodies you in this superb production of Play Strindberg at the Ustinov Studio.

Play Strindberg review a punchy satire on the state of marriage

Ustinov, BathDürrenmatts absurdist reimagining of Dance of Death sees a husband and wife locked in a 12-round boxing match, with all the performances scoring highly Greg Hicks: how Peter Hall transformed me as an actor Continue reading...

Play Strindberg, Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath: The autumn theme at the Ustinov Studio is built around three specially commissioned new translations of black comedies by leading European dramatists, with the theatre's always adventurous approach attracting actors of

Enda Walsh: 'Pure theatre animal' explores solitude and the void below

Lauded Irish playwright and screenwriter mixes physical comedy and verbal energy to delve into the subtext of lonely lives Continue reading...

Little Revolution, The Me Plays and Autobahn AYULTP #187 07-Sep-2014

As Yet Unnamed London Theatre Podcast 07-Sep-2014 With T R P Watson, Gareth James, JohnnyFox and PaulInLondon. Plays Discussed: Little Revolution – Almeida Theatre [00:11] The Me Plays – Old Red Lion Theatre [13:14] Autobahn – King’s Head Theatre

Poet, performer, novelist: the rise of the uncategorisable Kate Tempest

Mercury nomination and place on prestigious list of poets are well-deserved accolades for bright young performer Continue reading...

Review: 1984 (Headlong-Plymouth Theatre Royal)

1984 proves most unsatisfactory at Plymouth Theatre Royal.