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May
6
2018

THE EFFECT

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Old Fitzroy, April 22 (until May 19) 3.5/10 If a tiny kernel of truth lay buried somewhere deep within Lucy Prebble’s play, this production did not find it. Instead it piled more layers of falsity atop those already in the British playwright’s text. Combine that with the theatre’s 40-degree heat, and the shorthand version of […]

Apr
30
2018

THE FLICK

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Reginald Theatre, April 7 9/10 This is dangerous theatre. You feel it testing your responses, stamina, patience and involvement. It’s asking you to enter into a pact: if you accept that a play which could have lasted two hours is going to last for three, you will be rewarded with infinitely finer veins of meaning […]

Apr
22
2018

THE SOUND OF WAITING

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Eternity Playhouse, April 4, until April 22 5.5/10 Dehumanising them was the political masterstroke. If the people rotting in offshore detention had no names and no stories, how could we begin to care about them? Depoliticising her play was Mary Anne Butler’s masterstroke. Had her protagonist, Hamed Mokri, been subjected to offshore “processing” as an […]

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