Tag Archives: austerity

Labyrinth, Hampstead Theatre

Beth Steel, who scored at hit at the Hampstead in 2014 with a play about the 1980s miners’ strike, has dipped back into history to create one with sickening relevance to the current financial crisis. It’s 1978, and Wall Street … Continue reading

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A computer-generated musical leads this week’s Top 10 new London shows

From a futuristic creative process to Alan Bennett and tabletop Shakespeare, here are some of this week’s most eye-catching openings. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Luna Gale, Hampstead Theatre

Can we really distinguish between experience-based judgement and personal bias? Caroline, the social worker at the centre of American writer Rebecca Gilman’s latest “issue” play, trusts a gut instinct informed by her 25-year career, but those decisions – which shape … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week

With big drama on stage and television, from Death of a Salesman to the latest Scandi must-watch, there are no austerity measures in theartsdesk’s coverage. Read my full newsletter here

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The writing’s on the wall

“It is the most effective indictment of Nazism to appear in fiction,” proclaimed The New York Times Book Review of American author Kathrine Kressmann Taylor’s 1938 epistolary novella Address Unknown. Seventy-five years later, her work still packs a powerful punch in the form of … Continue reading

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