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The Time of Our Lies

Park Theatre, London ****
Runs: 65 mins without interval
Review of perf seen Aug 1, 2019:

© Tomas Turpie, Jessye Romeo (foreground) and the cast in Che Walker's visceral, blood drenched production of Bianca Bagatourian's memoir of American anti-war and political activist/historian Howard Zinn.

© Tomas Turpie, Jessye Romeo (foreground) and the cast in Che Walker’s visceral, blood drenched production of Bianca Bagatourian’s memoir of American anti-war and political activist/historian Howard Zinn.

There is much in Bianca Bagatourian’s The Time Of Our Lies that reminded me of George Brant’s Grounded, the play that told the story an American woman drone pilot and in so doing brought home the dehumanising effect of modern warfare on those shielded by distance but not by the after-effects of sensing the violence they were inflicting on other human beings.  Continue reading

Doubt

Southwark Playhouse, London (****)

© Paul Nicholas Dyke, Stella Gonet as Sister Aloysius

© Paul Nicholas Dyke, Stella Gonet as Sister Aloysius

What price certainty? Christ’s `it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven’ could perhaps be replaced in John Patrick Shanley’s Tony award and Pulitzer prize winner with `it is easier for a doubter to enter the kingdom than the man – or woman – of certainty.’ Continue reading