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Faustus: That Damned Woman, Lyric Hammersmith

Changing the gender of the title character “highlights the way in which women still operate in a world designed by and for men,” argues Chris Bush, whose reimagining of Marlowe’s play premieres at the Lyric ahead of a UK tour. It’s certainly a compelling … Continue reading

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Hadestown, National Theatre

The road to full musical theatre production has been a long one for Hadestown. It began back in 2006, with Anaïs Mitchell’s song cycle – a folk/jazz take on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth – toured around Vermont in a school bus, then … Continue reading

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Here We Go, National Theatre

It’s life and death in Caryl Churchill’s new play, a 45-minute Beckettian triptych on mortality. At 77, she can still be relied upon to challenge in both content and form, with her latest effort guaranteed to polarise. Read my full Ham … Continue reading

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