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Routes, Royal Court – Review

Rachel DelahayDirected by Simon Godwin ★★★★ Pros: Great writing supported by strong performances and pared-back but excellent direction. Cons: Nothing. This is a very good play that I found both enjoyable and moving. Our Verdict: These poignant intertwined stories about migration manage to be simultaneously funny, hard-hitting and emotionally truthful. Go see it! Courtesy of telegraph.co.uk Routes follows two parallel stories. In one, a Nigerian man named Olufemi is desperately trying to acquire the necessary papers to get back to ...

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If You Don’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You Sleep, Royal Court

Anders Lustgarten Directed by Simon Godwin  ★★★ Pros: The cast are excellent and the lack of set and back stage area is an interesting way to present a drama set in times of ‘austerity’. Cons: There are too many ideas, presented too quickly and too piecemeal. Some of the characters and situations presented are clichéd and the humour just doesn’t happen. Our Verdict: This quality production will appeal to those who have an understanding and interest in politics and economics. It ...

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NSFW, Royal Court

Lucy KirkwoodDirected by Simon Godwin★★★★★ Pros: Fantastically funny and flawlessly acted by a brilliant cast – a really entertaining production. Plenty of depth in the themes explored and lots of things to think and talk about afterwards. Cons: It is only 80 minutes long with no interval, but it’s so good that I wanted a second act! Our Verdict: This play is like a page-turner book you just can’t put down. It’s like the witty conversation on the media that ...

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