Tag Archives: britain

Albion, Almeida Theatre

The urge to present state-of-the-nation plays following the Brexit vote is understandable, even vital, but has produced decidedly mixed results. Thankfully, Mike Bartlett’s empathetic Chekhovian response is a real winner: rich in loamy metaphor, yes, but also a gripping family drama … Continue reading

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My Country; a work in progress, National Theatre

How quickly should art react? The National’s Great Britain opened right on the heels of the 2014 phone-hacking trial, and here again the theatre is speedy with this response to the EU referendum. But, as with Brexit itself, the piece … Continue reading

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Hallowed Halls

Dreaming spires, unspoiled countryside and rich history: we explore Cambridgeshire. Read my full Discover Britain article here

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Starry alumni, sharp satire and hope for the future in National Youth Theatre’s 60th celebrations

Sixty years young, last night the National Youth Theatre celebrated its storied past, buoyant present and – with a heartfelt plea for more financial support – essential future in a star-studded diamond gala at Shaftesbury Theatre. Those NYT participants who … Continue reading

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Opinion: Post-Brexit, we need theatre more than ever

In seeking to understand the historic, divisive and to some bewildering Brexit vote, I will turn to theatre. Through my regular exposure to it, I can number among my ever-widening acquaintance a young king, a whistleblower, a minimum-wage movie usher, … Continue reading

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