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Cost of Living, Hampstead Theatre

Hampstead hosts the UK premiere of Polish-American playwright Martyna Majok’s 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning work, which explores – with thoughtful tenderness and a refreshing lack of schmaltz – the relationships between two people with disabilities and their carers. Read my full BroadwayWorld review … Continue reading

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Savagely powerful play takes us inside dementia

At its best, theatre doesn’t just communicate ideas or invite distanced empathy. It completely immerses us in the experience of another human being. Florian Zeller won France’s top drama prize, the Molière Award, for 2014 play The Father, and Christopher … Continue reading

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The Father, Tricycle Theatre

André is losing time. It’s not just his perennially mislaid watch, but whole hours, weeks, years. Is he still living in his Paris flat, or did he move in with his daughter Anne? Is she married, divorced, leaving the country … Continue reading

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After Electra, Tricycle Theatre

The end is nigh in April De Angelis’s subversive new work. Free-spirited, octogenarian artist Virgie’s (Marty Cruickshank) family and friends find they’ve been gathered not to celebrate her birthday, but her death. Rather than suffer the indignities of ageing, Virgie … Continue reading

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