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Ticking, Trafalgar Studios

There’s nothing like a death to bring a family together. In Simon’s case, that death is his own – impending execution by firing squad in an unnamed Asian country, unless he can win a reprieve from the Prime Minister, President … Continue reading

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Nell Gwynn, Shakespeare’s Globe

“Comedy, love and a bit with a dog,” counselled Henslowe in Stoppard’s Shakespeare in Love, and his populist advice is taken to heart in this broad, bawdy, big-hearted farce untroubled by nuanced characterisation or context. Jessica Swale’s modern-language Restoration romp ensures a … Continue reading

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Horror of prostitution lurking close to home

In 2009, Anna Jordan read an article about the raiding of a secret brothel situated over her local Hounslow chicken shop. The dawning realisation of horror close to home forms the spine of her provocative 2011 piece Chicken Shop, debuting … Continue reading

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