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Take Five! Spend your tea break with Zoe Wanamaker

As Elegy opens at Donmar Warehouse, here are five of Zoe Wanamaker’s indelible performances. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Ten great plays set in summer

To coincide with the opening of Three Days in The Country, Patrick Marber’s new adaption of Turgenev, I’ve rounded up 10 other great plays set in the summer, from bucolic romance and adolescent yearning to fiery conflict and family combustion. Read my … 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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10 questions on Chekhov for playwright Simon Stephens

Fresh from global domination with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, currently garnering rapturous reviews on Broadway, inexhaustible playwright and adaptor Simon Stephens has swapped Mark Haddon for Anton Chekhov and a new version of The Cherry Orchard, … 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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