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Diane Stubbings

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As visually interesting and occasionally intriguing as John is, it’s a play that long overstays its welcome.

Created: 19 February 2017
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Joanna Murray-Smith’s great skill as a playwright is her sharp, biting dialogue – you always want to hear what her characters have to say – and she uses that skill to excellent effect in Switzerland.

Created: 22 September 2016
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Wit is a moving play. It celebrates intellectual passion and delights in the power of words, while not shying away from the physical trauma of cancer.

Created: 02 September 2016
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This adaptation by writer Anthony Weigh and director Matthew Lutton brings Marlowe’s play into the twenty-first century and positions the love story of Edward (here Ned) and Gaveston front and centre.

Created: 04 August 2016
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David Hare is one of those rare playwrights who is able to embed political ideas and arguments so deeply within a character you forget there’s a writer at work behind it all.

Created: 26 June 2016
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Given the frequency over recent years of mass public killings, any staging of Scottish playwright David Greig’s The Events was going to resonate. This production, coming so soon after the Orlando shootings, touches on wounds that are particularly raw.

Created: 23 June 2016
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Paul Capsis is a national treasure, and anyone who saw his solo piece Angela’s Kitchen will know he can carry a show. He is, purely and simply, the best thing about this production.

Created: 27 May 2016
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This is a deeply intelligent reading of a classic play, one that manages to be both contemporary and of its own time; a memory play that is (as playwright Tennessee Williams intended it to be) a ‘penetrating and vivid expression of things as they are’.

Created: 22 May 2016
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Straight White Men arrives on our shores with the promise that audiences will be disturbed and ‘blindsided’; that they’ll come away feeling like they’ve had a ‘knife in the gut’. The reality of this MTC production doesn’t quite match the hype.

Created: 13 May 2016
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There are few people who haven’t indulged in the vicarious horrors and delights of listening to a good ghost story – it taps into something both childlike and primal within us – and that’s perhaps one of the reasons this play has captured the public’s imagination.

Created: 21 August 2015
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