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ear for eye, Royal Court Theatre – Review

Pros: Excellent performances from all concerned. Cons: The fragmented style of the dialogue.  Ominous music pervades the auditorium as you enter, and the stage is filled by an opaque screen which resembles a giant TV. Shadowy figures walk up to the screen and look out at the audience before disappearing into the murky background. The piece is just over two hours, without interval, consisting of three distinct parts. Part one is a series of vignettes where most of the 16 strong ...

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The Ferryman, Royal Court Theatre – Review

Pros: First-rate writing and direction, a stellar cast, thoughtful staging and a heartbreaking story. Cons: It is quite long (three hours). It’s Armagh, 1981, and the Carney family, abundant with elders, children, and a goose, are preparing for the annual harvest in a time rife with uncertainty. Seamus Carney’s body is found in a bog, with a bullet in his head, which leads his family down a slippery slope, whether they are aware of it or not, to a potential ...

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Wish List, Royal Court Theatre – Review

Pros: Delicately written and superbly acted, Wish List brings a difficult subject matter to life with heart-breaking reality. Cons: An overly domineering set that occasionally distracts from the subtlety of the script. Wish List is painfully relevant. The play follows Tamsin, a young lady laden with the responsibility of being the breadwinner for herself and her brother Dean, who, due to his OCD, is stuck in an endless war of paperwork, trying to get benefits and be declared unfit to ...

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