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Donmar Warehouse, London ****
Runs: 1hr 55 mins without interval
Review of perf seen Oct 18, 2019:

100 scenes, a cast of sixteen and a set of skeletal frames, each one a different room, atmosphere, ambience, telling a different story.

© Helen Maybaniks, Rosie Elnile's set for Maria Aberg's haunting, hard-hitting production, every space telling a different story...

© Helen Maybaniks, Rosie Elnile’s set for Maria Aberg’s haunting, hard-hitting production, every space telling a different story…

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Anatomy of a Suicide

Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London (****)

© Stephen Cummiskey, Hattie Morahan (Carol), Kate O'Flynn (Anna), Adelle Leonce (Bonnie)

© Stephen Cummiskey, Hattie Morahan (Carol), Kate O’Flynn (Anna), Adelle Leonce (Bonnie)

Love her or hate her, Katie Mitchell is surely our most bravely iconoclastic theatre director working in Britain today. If Robert Lepage is the magician who smoothes the cracks between technology and stagecraft, Katie Mitchell is the one who adds tough edginess. Almost nothing she does fails to carry a febrile sense of dramatic unease about it. Continue reading