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Review: The Human Voice, Charing Cross Theatre

Jean Cocteau’s 1928 The Human Voice has had a bit of a renaissance in recent years. During lockdown, Pedro Almodóvar made his first English language movie, a version starring Tilda Swinton. Earlier this year, Ivo van Hove directed Ruth Wilson in a new version at the Pinter Theatre. Back in 1958 and with the approval and assistance of Cocteau, Francis Poulenc turned it into a short opera; La Voix Humaine. Charing Cross Theatre now presents this for five performances only, ...

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La Voix Humaine and Folie à Deux, The Cockpit – Review

La Voix Humaine Jean Cocteau and Francis Poulenc Directed by Nikolas Sodiant Folie à Deux Jean Genet  Adapted by Two Tongue Theatre ★★★★ Pros: Two great performances, displaying a wide array of skills from both companies. Cons: Few to speak of. The interval between the plays could have been a little shorter. Our Verdict: A great double bill, accessible to French and English speakers alike. Great stuff from the Voilà! Festival. Courtesy of The Cockpit Voilà! is an annual French-language ...

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