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Blood Knot, Orange Tree Theatre – Review

Blood Knot - Orange Tree Theatre Production photo

What can a play tell us about the world – more than half a century after its debut? I may as well ask why people still watch Shakespeare, but in the case of recent history, I always find myself wondering. Why now? Much like the Bard, it seems that racism will, sadly, always be relevant. Blood Knot is a play about apartheid in South Africa. Athol Fugard’s play about two brothers, one black, one white, premiered in 1961, one year ...

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Normal, Styx Theatre – Review

Pros: Gripping plot, strong acting and beautiful design. Cons: The venue has character but is too wide for a psychological thriller and too cold for a winter evening. Can violence ever be considered normal? Is there a good enough reason to hurt an innocent? Can violence received justify the perpetration of further violence to others? These are some of the questions you might have in mind when you leave the Styx Theatre after watching Normal. This piece, written by Scottish playwright Anthony ...

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The Tempest, Lion and Unicorn Theatre

William Shakespeare Presented by the Grassroots Shakespeare Company London★★★★ Pros: A wonderfully modern, high energy production filled with great jokes, lovely acting and lots of amusing pop culture references. Cons: If you’re a serious Shakespearean scholar you might find this production a bit silly and it felt a teensy bit too long overall. Our Verdict: A fun and unpretentious production from a great theatre company. This show is perfect for anyone seeking a fun night out and it is also ...

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