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Dorfman, National Theatre, London ****

© Johan Persson, Justine Mitchell (Laura), Sam Troughton (Danny), mutual attraction but can they get it together...too many obstacles to overcome...

© Johan Persson, Justine Mitchell (Laura), Sam Troughton (Danny), mutual attraction but can they get it together…too many obstacles to overcome…

It’s funny the way plays go in batches.

A couple of years ago, the Young Vic revived a couple of two-hander stormers – Conor McPherson’s version of Franz Xaver Kroetz’s The Nest and Marguerite Duras’s La Musica, translated by Barbara Bray. Continue reading

Every One

Battersea Arts Centre, London (****)

© Richard Davenport, Angela Clerkin (Mary), Michael Fenton Stevens (Joe)

© Richard Davenport, Angela Clerkin (Mary), Michael Fenton Stevens (Joe)

A long time ago, Jo Clifford, then known as John Clifford became a stalwart of Scottish theatre. Now she has over 70 titles to her name – original plays, translations from the classics, opera libretti. Continue reading