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BWW Interview: Lucie Shorthouse

The actress discusses new hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here Advertisements

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Martyr, Unicorn Theatre

Following a dangerously selective reading of a religious text, 15-year-old Benjamin has adopted a fundamentalist doctrine that espouses misogynist, homophobic and puritanical views and, at its extreme, violence. Neither his mum nor his teachers know how to handle him. The … Continue reading

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East is East, Richmond Theatre

The mark of a great revival is that compelling combination of recapturing the past and commenting on the present. Ayub Khan Din’s distinctive comedy/drama, which impressed on its searing 1996 debut and subsequent 1999 award-winning film adaptation, is reborn in … Continue reading

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A melodramatic production that needs more bite to really engage

You would think the 2005 London bombings and their turbulent aftermath offer more than enough drama for an 80-minute play, but actor-turned-writer Damien Tracey adds to the mix political intrigue, romantic scandal, and not one but two ethnically charged revenge … Continue reading

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Warde Street, Park Theatre

The advantage of basing drama on real events, particularly emotive ones like the 2005 London bombings, is that they have inbuilt resonance; the disadvantage, all too apparent in 2013 play Warde Street, is that it can be challenging to articulate a … Continue reading

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Law and disorder

The legal world has always been a tempting source for dramatists, with its high stakes, opposing narratives, shocking twists, theatrical arguments and compelling conflicts building to a thrilling climax. Jabine Chaudri’s site-specific My Daughter’s Trial, relocated from the Soho Theatre to Browns Courtrooms, is … Continue reading

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