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After Electra, Tricycle Theatre

The end is nigh in April De Angelis’s subversive new work. Free-spirited, octogenarian artist Virgie’s (Marty Cruickshank) family and friends find they’ve been gathered not to celebrate her birthday, but her death. Rather than suffer the indignities of ageing, Virgie … Continue reading

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Flawed but urgent look at British Islam

Actor-turned-playwright John Hollingworth’s debut isn’t so much ripped from the headlines as startlingly prescient. Developed four years before the Paris attacks and Jihadi John’s gruesome antics, Multitudes tackles immigration, Islamic conversion and multicultural discord with a passion that fires up … Continue reading

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The House That Will Not Stand, Tricycle Theatre

Bigger is better in the Tricycle’s latest piece of reclaimed black history. African-American writer Marcus Gardley’s stimulating play, which transports Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba to 1836 New Orleans and a significant shift in the evolving racial hierarchy, begins … Continue reading

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The American nightmare

“What kinda people kill each other most? Family people.” Buttoned-up screenwriter Austin (Eugene O’Hare), housesitting for his mother, and estranged brother Lee (Alex Ferns), a petty thief belligerently mythologising his drifter existence, embody the dangerous intensity of blood bond from … Continue reading

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Urban inter-generation relationships explored

Rachel De-lahay returns to her native Birmingham for sharply observed urban drama Circles, which, judging by its enthusiastic reception by a varied Tricycle audience, has equally strong resonance further south. In a pair of related stories, two teenagers bond during … Continue reading

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