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Review - Medea at the National Theatre starring Helen McCrory (2014)

(Photo by Jason Bell)

The announcement that the National Theatre would be staging Medea for the first time filled me with uncertainty as to whether I wanted to see another version of this quite traumatic play so soon after Mike Bartlett’s modern adaptation starring Rachel Stirling. 835 more words


Great Britain

National Theatre, 16 August.

You’d imagine that the subject of phone hacking – and it’s topicality this year – would provide first class fuel for an insightful or challenging play.  247 more words


Theatre Review: Great Britain at the National Theatre

One of the many reasons I love theatre is that it holds a mirror up to the world and reflects back the current climate.

Great Britain, written by Richard Bean and directed by Nicholas Hytner at the National Theatre is a perfect example of this. 413 more words

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‘Great Britain’ at the National Theatre

Wow! It’s not difficult to see why the lawyers did not want this play performed, or even announced, while the phone hacking trial was going on. 435 more words


Great Britain

To the National Theatre with the Textiliste, the Lawyer and the Beautician to see Great Britain, a new play by Richard Bean. The basic premise is the corrupt triangle of press politicians and police ; it’s about  power and by extension it’s misuse in pursuit of profit. 874 more words


One Man, Two Guvnors

The National Theatre’s award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors is back and it’s British humour on top form!

The play written by Richard Bean is based on Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters and set in 1960s Brighton a place full of gangsters and con men. 340 more words

NEWS: National Theatre Live Encore Screening of Skylight next week

NT live will be presenting an Encore screening of West End 5 star hit Skylight on Monday 18th August.

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s… 221 more words