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Renaissance rivals, A Star is Born, and The Height of the Storm

On my November MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Exhibition Brothers-in-law Mantegna and Bellini offer competing Renaissance visions at the National Gallery Film Lady Gaga impresses in the latest incarnation of A Star is Born Theatre Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce lead Florian Zeller’s The Height … Continue reading

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The Height of the Storm, Wyndham’s Theatre

French playwright Florian Zeller returns, with another compelling puzzle box of a play – the only thing definite about it being the trademark definite article in the title. But anchoring the human side of this elliptical work is a pair of commanding … Continue reading

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Company leads October’s Top 10 new London shows

From gender-flipped Sondheim to David Hare and Martin McDonagh. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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The Lie, Menier Chocolate Factory

A year after premiering acclaimed French playwright Florian Zeller’s The Truth, London’s Menier Chocolate Factory now hosts The Lie – which, as the name suggests, acts as a companion piece of sorts. Once again, we’re in a slippery Pinteresque realm, the seemingly conventional domestic set-up teasingly deconstructed … Continue reading

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Follies leads September’s Top 10 new London shows

From starry Sondheim to political plays and the return of Florian Zeller. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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The Truth, Menier Chocolate Factory

Infidelity, hypocrisy, disillusionment, betrayal – and yet this is by far the lightest of French playwright Florian Zeller’s current London hat trick. Premiering in 2011, and thus sandwiched chronologically between the bleak pair of The Mother (2010) andThe Father (2012), … Continue reading

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Florian Zeller’s latest leads this week’s Top 10 new London shows

From the French playwright’s highly anticipated The Truth to Kenneth Branagh’s hitman farce and an atomic musical, here are some of this week’s most eye-catching openings. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Cyrano de Bergerac Leads This Week’s Top 10 New London Shows

From an all-female reimagining of a classic tale to a late, great Shakespeare, here are some of this week’s most eye-catching openings. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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The Mother, Tricycle Theatre

Anne longs for 23-year-old son Nicholas to return home. One night, he appears. Or does he? Welcome back to the queasily elliptical world of Florian Zeller, where certainty fractures as familiar elements are repeated, dissected, made strange and menacing. Zeller … 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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