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Young Marx, Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr’s enterprise is certainly an historic one: The Bridge is London’s first new wholly commercial theatre in 80 years. If its opening play isn’t the same landmark work, it’s nevertheless an auspicious start to a promising … Continue reading

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The Philanderer, Orange Tree Theatre

Gender deconstruction, fraught feminism and the perils of hook-up culture: George Bernard Shaw’s comedy of manners, penned in 1893, shows we haven’t come as far as we might think. It’s a point rammed home by Paul Miller’s choice of modern … Continue reading

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Tipping the Velvet, Lyric Hammersmith

Theatre is in the very bones of this bold adaptation, with the Lyric gifted a cameo role: past productions are fleetingly pastiched in a flashback to the era of the venue’s foundation. Laura Wade and Lyndsey Turner translate the vividly immediate … Continue reading

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The art of living

Highlights of my February MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: The special relationship Gain a new perspective on some of our most iconic buildings with Sir John Soane’s Museum’s behind-the-scenes look at architect/client relations Don’t miss: Play detective Can you spot … Continue reading

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Satisfaction guaranteed

The invention of electrical stimulation forms the basis of a joyously witty and emotionally resonant period drama from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl When researching the history of women’s embroidery, author Rachel P. Maines was astonished to … Continue reading

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