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Coriolanus,...
December 20, 2013

Tom Hiddleston returns to the London stage with a compelling performance. The violent and treacherous Roman general Coriolanus is one of Shakespeare’s most bloodthirsty creations, but Hiddleston focuses on his arrogance and elusive coolness. He does an impressive job of suggesting the emotional inadequacy of this self-deluding, impulsive loner – as well as the strange complexity of his motives. And when Coriolanus strips, he looks like a man who has spent plenty of time in the gym rather than on

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Versailles, Donmar Warehouse - theatre review
March 03, 2014
Amid this year’s many theatrical events to mark the centenary of the First World War, there won’t be anything more demandingly dense than Peter Gill’s Versailles . Focusing on the conflict's aftermath, it is packed with meticulous research that sometimes makes it resemble the more ponderous sort of history lesson. The Treaty of Versailles was signed seven months after...
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Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse - review
December 20, 2013
welcomes his death with open arms having failed to resolve the question of mind over mater. Josie Rourke’s production is a return to the old school Donmar style, a bare back wall, a row of wooden chairs
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Theatre Review: The Same Deep Water as Me
August 09, 2013
A PLAY about personal injury lawyers from Luton may not sound like the most enticing of prospects but this new work is from the pen of Nick Payne whose last play, Constellations, was a moving, touching gem that won awards and a West End transfer.  For his follow-up, Payne has obviously gone in a different direction. Whereas Constellations was about love, loss and parallel worlds and had a...
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Privacy at the...
May 24, 2014

7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration Theatre review Josie Rourke, mummer-in-chief at the Donmar Warehouse theatre in London, was halfway through researching a new play on how &ldquo material. The result is Privacy , a new work with Rourke as director which is set to play in the decidedly unwarehouse-y environs of the Donmar until 31 May. Data isn’t the only thing that’s , and non-tech-savvy parents. Privacy should be toured around every school in the...

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Privacy at the Donmar Warehouse review: Clever...
May 13, 2014
James Graham's deeply unsettling new play takes a Pirandello-like approach to theatrical convention. Like David Hare's The Power Of Yes, it is a meta-play about a playwright trying to gather data for the play that we are witnessing. As data-gathering is its very subject, the ironies pile up like cars on a fog-bound motorway. Dramatised from witness testimonies, this is an...
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