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Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp., Royal Court

Caryl Churchill returns with a new quartet of shorts – and, at 81, she’s still one of the most daring, formally inventive and linguistically dexterous playwrights working today. There’s never any sense that her work could slide into another medium; … 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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McCrory magnetic in an electrifying production

It’s an “unthinkable” crime, yet all too fathomable in Carrie Cracknell’s electrifying production of Medea. Her modern setting for Euripides’ masterpiece is unobtrusive, allowing the discomfort that comes from viewing horror in a familiar setting to creep upon us during … Continue reading

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