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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

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Theatre503, London (****)

© Pank Sethi, Fisun Burgess (Emine - mum), Nadia Hynes as Ayse, her daughter, Declan Perring, Al

© Pank Sethi, Fisun Burgess (Emine – mum), Nadia Hynes as Ayse, her daughter, Declan Perring, Al

Stephen Laughton (ex-Royal Court Writers Group, Headlong emerging writers programme) and author of acclaimed Run at the Vaults Festival has pedigree and doesn’t disappoint with his latest, Screens aptly turning up at Theatre503 just as who we are, and what we are bears down heavily on the national psyche. Continue reading