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Author Archives: Cristina Lago

Left My Desk, New Diorama Theatre – Review

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Pros: Brilliant and politically sensitive script, fantastic cast and great direction Cons: Nothing to report A joint research report from Community Care and UNISON from 2016 found that social workers are suffering increasing emotional distress and verbal abuse in their routine work as a consequence of staff shortages and budget cuts. According to the paper the vast majority (80%) reported that during a typical working day they suffered emotional distress, while 40% also described being verbally abused. These numbers represented an increase on ...

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Chickenshed – Review

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Pros: Belinda McGuirk’s excellent performance as Nurse Ratched and the fluent direction, which makes this an entertaining play to watch Cons: Lack of challenge to the sexist stereotypes of the original book and play One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a 1962 novel by American author Ken Kesey, examining the repressive and inhuman nature of mental health institutions. A year after its publication it was adapted for the stage by Dale Wasserman. However, most of us are more familiar with the 1975 film, starring ...

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