Tag Archives: Howard Brenton

Drawing the Line, Hampstead Theatre online

This week’s gem from the Hampstead’s vaults is Howard Brenton’s political drama from 2013, telling the extraordinary, stranger-than-fiction story of Cyril Radcliffe and his 1947 mission: to arrange the Partition of India in just five weeks. A tale of battling ideologies, gross colonial arrogance and disregard, … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Howard Brenton

The playwright discusses the revival of his politically charged play Magnificence. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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The art of war

‘How do you police symbolic acts?’ In 2011, millions of people across the globe watched and waited for news of renowned conceptual artist Ai Weiwei, incarcerated by Chinese state officials for 81 days on spurious grounds. Last Friday, an astonishing … Continue reading

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Northern lights

It’s official: the north is the place to be. Under the exemplary artistic directorship of Edward Hall, London’s Hampstead Theatre is packing in the audiences while enjoying what could best be described as a dream run. Sold-out shows and West … Continue reading

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