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The Man in the Woman’s Shoes, Tricycle Theatre

Where else can you find a spot-on impression of a dog who thinks she’s a cockerel? That’s just one member of the menagerie conjured by the extraordinary Mikel Murfi, who also summons chickens, bees, seagulls, pigs, sheep and a dying … Continue reading

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Waste, National Theatre

A principled reformer destroyed by a combination of sex scandal, religious hypocrisy and machine politics: Harvey Granville Barker’s drama, banned by the Lord Chamberlain in 1907, still feels eerily pertinent. However, in Roger Michell’s arid production of this overlong play, … Continue reading

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A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes, Tricycle Theatre

Molière’s 1664 comedy Tartuffe transplanted to present-day Atlanta, Georgia: it sounds like an inspired idea. The hypocritical religious devotee becomes a charlatan preacher fleecing his flock, offering salvation in exchange for hard cash and a distinctly unpriestly grope. But Marcus … Continue reading

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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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Thriller asks big questions

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, David Edgar’s 1990s Iron Curtain Trilogy is staged together for the first time, offering wry, nuanced dramatisation of political and social upheaval. Middle play Pentecost addresses post-Soviet reconstruction and the complexity … Continue reading

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Labour isn’t working

Britain is becoming increasingly secular. Last year, a ComRes poll showed that the number of people identifying as atheist has risen from 14% in 1963 to 42%, with 54% of those surveyed saying they would visit a Church of England … Continue reading

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