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Pit drama is grim but gripping

Three plays, three families, three hours of DH Lawrence. If that fills you with dread, I have good news: Ben Power’s skilled melding of this trio of mining dramas, unperformed in Lawrence’s lifetime, creates a spellbindingly intimate epic. Read my … Continue reading

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Husbands & Sons, National Theatre

If the thought of three hours of DH Lawrence fills you with dread, fear not. Ben Powers’ inspired melding of Lawrence’s trio of mining plays births a spellbindingly intimate epic with atmosphere thick as the coal dust engulfing this cloistered … Continue reading

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Love and physics in a parallel universe

Ever wonder what might have happened if you’d made a different decision? Nick Payne’s ingenious 70-minute play, which has been on tour and to Broadway since its 2012 Royal Court premiere, uses theoretical physics to explore our fascination with the … Continue reading

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Constellations, Trafalgar Studios

Life, the universe and everything… in 70 minutes. You certainly can’t fault Nick Payne’s ambition, nor help but admire the dazzling inventiveness of his theoretical physics romcom with a side helping of artisanal beekeeping. Read my full theartsdesk review here

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