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17 January 2018
If any work of art has a progressive impact on political attitudes and understanding, it's done a good thing
30 November 2017
'We Are the Lions, Mr Manager' portrays the defining 1970s struggle by low-paid Asian women workers
8 November 2017
Theatre - The Cherry Orchard: Part of 'R17', a series of arts events in Wales to mark the centenary of the Russian revolution, this adaptation is worthy of the connection
12 July 2017
Theatre review - Ocho: The story told of bravery and the cast itself showed a brave approach to the work
10 May 2017
'Fracked!' is an interesting and topical play, and puts forward good environmental arguments against the use of fracking for our future energy sources
18 January 2017
The Seven Acts of Mercy: It's unlikely this work will get the same exposure as 'I, Daniel Blake', for example. But for those who do get the chance to see it - the voice of the dispossessed speaks loud and clear, and the desire to rid the world of capitalist exploitation once and for all rings out for all to hear.
19 October 2016
Theatre - Dare Devil Rides to Jarama: "Adelante!" A moving, funny and inspiring account of the life of Clem 'Dare Devil' Beckett. A great feat considering the cast is just two people, but it portrays with realism dirt track races, mass protests and war.
14 September 2016
Theatre - 'Dare Devil Rides to Jarama': The 1930s was a decade sharply divided between left and right. It was also a time when intrepid motorcycle racers stunned spectators with 'speedway' stunts. Socialist theatre company Townsend Productions combines the two in its upcoming show.
29 June 2016
Heavyweight commentary plus satire: If you're looking for a comedy that's whimsical and light-hearted, then maybe going to see the Nottingham-based 'Bread & Roses' theatre collective isn't for you.
15 June 2016
Theatre review - The Government Inspector: A fantastic achievement - fast paced, very funny, innovative and inclusive. The closest description might be a lost episode of Fawlty Towers - from 1836.
9 March 2016
'Tinned Goods' is a new drama set in the summer of 1984 during the lead-up to the largest women's march ever to take place on British soil. It is visiting theatres around Britain from 11 March.
24 February 2016
Theatre review: Iphigenia in Splott: Tremendous. That is the only way to describe Gary Owens' one-woman play "Iphigenia in Splott", directed by Rachel O'Riordan and starring Sophie Melville.
29 October 2015
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists / United We Stand
16 September 2015
Effie is a working class girl in an area of Cardiff hit hard by cuts. No work, no hope, shops boarded up, library and swimming pool closed, streets littered with dog shit.
24 June 2015
Writer Patrick Marber returns to the National Theatre after a long absence with a beautiful three-man show set in the desperate, passionate and quasi-religious world of a non-league football club.
13 November 2013
"You kiss a lot of frogs in fringe theatre," said one audience member. "But this one is definitely a prince." London's latest 'new writing' house, the Hope Theatre, has just opened in Islington
1 November 2002
The Theatre Of War: PUTIN'S 'WAR against terror' has brought terror to Moscow itself. A group of 50 heavily armed Chechens drove through Moscow in two minibuses and seized a theatre full of people in the middle of a popular
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