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RULES FOR LIVING at The National Theatre

A new play by Sam Holcroft, RULES FOR LIVING at the National Theatre was hilarious. It felt like a super charged Alan Ayckbourn with wonderful characters and I really was Laughing Out Loud. 125 more words


Review - Rules for Living - National Theater

I am mystified by the English concept of the embarrassment comedy, a la Abigail’s Party. To me there is little humor to be found in people spending time together being immensely uncomfortable. 734 more words

Theatre review - Rules For Living at the National Theatre (Dorfman stage)

I recently made my second trip to the newly refurbished Dorfman Theatre (I think it’ll always be the Cottesloe to me) to see this new play by Sam Holcroft and what a treat it is. 732 more words


Games people play

Onstage at The National, breaking life’s rules has never been so entertaining

The Rules For Living in Sam Holcroft’s eponymous new play are literal, in director Marianne Elliott’s superb in-the-round production for The National. 506 more words

Arts & Culture

Rules for Living review

Review added of Rules for Living by Sam Holcroft, at the National Theatre.  We’ve seen six plays in London in a week, as last year, and Rules for Living is easily the best production of an intensive week. 15 more words

Claudie Blakley

Rules of Living @ The National Theatre (Dorfman) Review

Have you ever been to a family Christmas where you feel like the only person who’s noticed that everyone else in the room is completely insane? 368 more words


Rules for Living

Though its billed as a comedy and it made me laugh – a lot – there’s more to Sam Holcroft’s play about the family Christmas from hell; it made me think a lot too. 351 more words