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The Slaves of Solitude, Hampstead Theatre

We’re back in the world of ration books, blackouts and spam fritters, as Nicholas Wright delves into the home front via his adaptation of Patrick Hamilton’s 1947 novel. Though there’s a certain period chintz about Jonathan Kent’s production, darker undercurrents make this a more … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Fenella Woolgar

The actress discusses The Slaves of Solitude, the stage adaptation of Patrick Hamilton’s novel, at Hampstead Theatre. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Gloria, Hampstead Theatre

American playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins asserts that the nightmarish workplace depicted in Gloria bears little resemblance to his time at the New Yorker, but that tension between truth and imagination adds a nicely meta layer to this spiky portrait of the … Continue reading

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Annie leads June’s Top 10 new London shows

From a classic musical and acclaimed Shakespeare to buzzy history plays. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Woyzeck leads May’s Top 10 new London shows

From new takes on Brecht and Büchner to Jez Butterworth’s latest and a classic musical. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Sex with Strangers, Hampstead Theatre

This is pure titular titillation – a strategy that backfires with this dated, laboured and distinctly unsexy piece. “Serious” writer Olivia (Emilia Fox) at one point bemoans the fact that her failed first novel was falsely marketed as a chick-lit … Continue reading

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The Glass Menagerie leads January’s Top 10 new London shows

From a visionary Tennessee Williams revival to Wayne McGregor and a Dahl musical adaptation. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide…, Hampstead Theatre

It’s not just the title (The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures) that’s daunting in Tony Kushner’s exhaustive three-and-a-half-hour epic, which tackles everything from socialist history, belief systems and family dysfunction to maternity … Continue reading

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A financial thriller to get blood pumping

Beth Steel, returning to the Hampstead after 2014’s Wonderland, dips back into history for a resonant financial drama. It’s 1978, and Wall Street is lending staggering sums to developing Latin American countries for infrastructure projects that are never completed – … Continue reading

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Labyrinth, Hampstead Theatre

Beth Steel, who scored at hit at the Hampstead in 2014 with a play about the 1980s miners’ strike, has dipped back into history to create one with sickening relevance to the current financial crisis. It’s 1978, and Wall Street … Continue reading

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