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BWW Interview: Hope Davis

The American actress talks thrillers, escaping to London and David Hare’s The Red Barn. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here Advertisements

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The Philanderer, Orange Tree Theatre

Gender deconstruction, fraught feminism and the perils of hook-up culture: George Bernard Shaw’s comedy of manners, penned in 1893, shows we haven’t come as far as we might think. It’s a point rammed home by Paul Miller’s choice of modern … Continue reading

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Dinner With Friends, Park Theatre

After 12 seemingly idyllic years, Tom and Beth’s marriage is over. That’s a concern for Gabe and Karen, partly because they care for their friends, and there’s the ugly business of choosing sides, but mainly because it causes them to … Continue reading

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The Beaux’ Stratagem, National Theatre

Farquhar the feminist – who knew? Simon Godwin’s nimble revival reclaims this 1707 Restoration comedy romp as a bold treatise on love, marriage and gender inequality. Patrick Marber’s judicious tweaking pairs its surprisingly pertinent discourse with equally contemporary humour – … Continue reading

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Hello/Goodbye, Hampstead Theatre

If the London property boom continues post-election, the fight for living space may well develop into all-out war. But what begins as skirmish in Peter Souter’s 2013 play, promoted from the Hampstead’s downstairs space, soon turns to romance as two … Continue reading

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Mum’s the word

When A Doll’s House premiered in 1879, actress Hedwig Niemann-Raabe refused to perform Ibsen’s ending as written, declaring: “I would never leave my children!” While Helen Baxendale can and does inhabit a similarly divisive role without complaint, that particular action … Continue reading

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The age of wisdom

There’s no witch, no chocolate factory, no helicopter or revolutionary barricade, just four singers, five doors, a piano and a bass. And yet Closer Than Ever, nestled in the pocket-sized Jermyn Street Theatre, has to be one of the hottest musical … Continue reading

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Till death us do part

First, a word of warning: if you’re looking for a great first-date outing or anniversary treat, steer clear of Scenes from a Marriage. Judging by the gasps of recognition, embarrassed laughter and knowing glances stealthily exchanged, Joanna Murray-Smith’s theatrical adaptation … Continue reading

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Till death do us part

In 1928, in Nijar in the Spanish province of Almeria, Francisco Montes Canada was shot dead after fleeing a wedding with the prospective bride, his cousin Francisca. The murder was carried out by the groom’s brother and this grisly matrimonial … Continue reading

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