'Absolute Hell' at the National Theatre: Historic artifact of a rowdy postwar time

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A play with a checkered past, Absolute Hell by Rodney Ackland was first a flop in 1952 when it was titled The Pink Room. It scandalized both... Read more

Delightful update of Noel Coward's 'Brief Encounter' at Empire Cinema in London

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As a homework-doer from way back, before I went to Brief Encounter, a re-imagining of Noël Coward’s play now being performed at... Read more

London theater: 'Macbeth' at National Theatre: Murky, unintelligible, nonsensical

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The performance I saw of Macbeth − now at the Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre in London, and soon to be in selected U.S. moviehouses... Read more

London theater: 'Nightfall' at the Bridge Theatre: Missed opportunity, just another boring family drama

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In a lovely green park, near London Bridge and the mighty Tower of London, is a brand new gorgeous theater called The Bridge. The snazzy lobby... Read more

London theater: 'The Writer': Radical, potent exploration of writing, theater, and gender

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It's Pirandello with dildoes. Ella Hickson’s new play, The Writer, is about sex and about theatrical illusion/reality, and it’s... Read more

London Theater: 'Prudes' and 'Instructions for Correct Assembly' at the Royal Court

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Greetings from London. This review covers two productions, both at the Royal Court Theatre, where many plays and playwrights have been discovered:... Read more

London Theater: 'The Ferryman': Delicious accents, hard truths, engaging cast

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I begin my week’s worth of reviews with Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman (you may have seen the playwright’s sensational... Read more

What a Broadway weekend!: 'St. Joan' and 'My Fair Lady'!

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Seeing Saint Joan and My Fair Lady on Broadway in one weekend is a thrilling and remarkable experience: two great works of theatrical literature... Read more