Lyttelton, National Theatre
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Turgenev’s A Month in the Country has certainly been through the mill with numerous `adaptations’ and a famously lush ballet choreographed in the 1970s by Sir Frederick Ashton starring the extraordinary and unique Lynn Seymour with Anthony Dowell. Dorothy Tutin also made the part of Natalya, the restless, unhappy wife of a rich Russian landowner who falls for her son’s tutor, incomparably her own, also in the Seventies. Continue reading
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One of the delights of reviewing is watching burgeoning talent. Playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell (yes you’d be right in thinking there’s a thespian connection there) and Jamie Jackson are two names we’re going to hear a lot more from.
Donmar Warehouse, London
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It seems no time at all since Patrick Marber took the lid off human relationships with Closer. 1997 – almost twenty years ago. At the time, with Dealer’s Choice and then Closer, Marber was firing on all cylinders. And Closer, you could argue, was the sparkiest of them all. Continue reading