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The art of living

Highlights of my July MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Dig deep Take an active role in uncovering London’s history during the Festival of Archaeology Don’t miss: Picture perfect It’s girls on top in the Prize for Illustration, responding to the theme London … Continue reading

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The Armour, The Langham Hotel

The Langham has marked its 150th anniversary in theatrical fashion by commissioning an original drama spanning several decades – and floors – from emerging company Defibrillator, whose Tennessee Williams trio at this venue impressed last year. Now Ben Ellis checks … Continue reading

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The Cherry Orchard, Young Vic

Ghosts are walking at the Young Vic. Katie Mitchell’s stark, startling production of Chekhov’s final lament is not just an evocation of a lost era, but a summoning of the spirits haunting Vicki Mortimer’s chilling sepulchral mansion. This is a … Continue reading

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Shock factor gone…but haunting tale is worth revisiting

Twenty years ago, Michael Billington decried the “pornographic” violence of Philip Ridley’s Ghost from a Perfect Place, archetypal in-yer-face theatre: brash, shocking, confrontational. This revival swaps Hampstead for, more appropriately, the Arcola, where its East End setting has particular resonance, … Continue reading

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