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Amadeus, National Theatre

Jealousy stalks this seminal work by the late Peter Shaffer, making a triumphant return to the theatre where it debuted in 1979. Court composer Salieri is cursed with just enough musical appreciation to realise how mediocre his efforts are in … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Adam Gillen

The actor discusses playing Mozart in the National Theatre’s revival of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Engaging comment on liberal guilt

Post-colonial turmoil, rival militias, and a fought-over mineral key to mobile phones and computers: just some of the complex problems in the Congo tackled by Adam Brace’s educational if sprawling three-hour play. It intelligently reframes the region as far more … Continue reading

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They Drink It In The Congo, Almeida Theatre

How long does it take to cover the complex problems in the Congo, AKA the most dangerous place in the world? Adam Brace’s play has a semi-joking educational sequence that attempts it in four and a half minutes – putting … 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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