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Land of our Fathers

The tiny Theatre 503, above a pub in Clapham, has become a serious new writing force which saw The Mountaintop transfer to the West End and then Broadway.

The Tricycle's True West: a classic play gets a classic production

After 30 years and numerous versions, I have finally seen why the hype around Sam Shepard's 1980 play is justified. Which revivals have changed your mind about feted works?

The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd review a cracking DH Lawrence revival

Orange Tree, RichmondPaul Miller gets off to a fine start as the Orange Trees new director with this intense version of Lawrences hard-hitting working-class tragedy.

The Flouers O'Edinburgh Finborough Theatre Autumn 2014

In this month that may see the dissolution of the United Kingdom the Finborough has unearthed a delightful comedy exploring some of the sillier by-products of Union three centuries ago.

The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd Orange Tree Theatre Autumn 2014

Paul Miller has chosen to open his tenure as Artistic Director of the Orange Tree with D. H. Lawrence's dark and fatalistic 1914 drama.

Little Revolution Almeida Theatre Autumn 2014

Alecky Blythe's verbatim report on the riots of August 2011 has a surprising and ultimately winning satiric edge that keeps you off balance and may in that way capture the confusion of the events more fully than a more conventional approach might.

True West Tricycle Theatre Autumn 2014

Like all his best plays, Sam Shepard's drama is about brothers, about fathers and sons, about the American past and about the American myth.

The Glass Menagerie - Dundee Rep

Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern belle, holds on tight to her two children; Tom, an aspiring poet, and Laura, his painfully shy sister. She is desperate for her wayward son Tom to have a stable career and wants a suitor for her fragile disabled daughter

Juno and the Paycock review classic with the twinkliness stripped away

Bristol Old VicThis powerful production with Naimh Cusack is a stark portrait of a divided house and country Continue reading...

Juno and the Paycock, Bristol Old Vic, review: 'inspired'

Niamh Cusack shines as the careworn Juno, says Dominic Cavendish