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Consent, National Theatre

Amidst the middle-class small talk between two couples, one reeling from the arrival of a new baby, comes a shocking confession: “I’ve been raping pensioners.” What kind of monsters are we dealing with here? Well, legal ones – it’s barrister … 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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I Can’t Believe It’s Not Chekhov

‘The trouble with Chekhov’s plays is that there are so few of them,’ notes biographer Donald Rayfield in the introduction to the playtext of William Boyd’s Longing, currently playing in the main house of the Hampstead Theatre. Here, then, is … Continue reading

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