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Home, I’m Darling, National Theatre

The first thing we see is Anna Fleischle’s Fifties-tastic giant doll’s-house set: each period-perfect room bathed in a different twinkling hue, flowers painted onto the brick wall, and jaunty music setting the tone. But Katherine Parkinson’s Judy is able to open the … Continue reading

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Hello/Goodbye, Hampstead Theatre

If the London property boom continues post-election, the fight for living space may well develop into all-out war. But what begins as skirmish in Peter Souter’s 2013 play, promoted from the Hampstead’s downstairs space, soon turns to romance as two … Continue reading

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Comedy about lesbians’ quest for a child needs to be more daring

How enlightened are we when it comes to unconventional families? Ben Ockrent’s topical piece suggests there are variations that still have the power to shock, but Breeders, though frank and funny, is ultimately too nice to do its provocative subject … Continue reading

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Breeders, St James Theatre

There is a moment in Breeders when Ben Ockrent appears to be channelling Dennis Kelly’s chilling Utopia. Never mind the topical issue of homosexual parenting – should we even have children at all? Surely, argues Jemima Rooper’s eco-warrior Sharon, we would … Continue reading

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