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Stephen Sondheim's Follies at National Theatre

REVIEW: Follies, National Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

Follies National Theatre, 8th September 2017 5 Stars Book Follies Tickets Folly is an interesting concept: it has fascinated the western mind all the way from Erasmus of Rotterdam’s philosphical contemplation, through the artificial landscaping constructions that adorn the estates of Stowe and Stourhead, Ermenonville and Versailles, to the variety entertainments of late 19th century […]

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The Seagull at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

REVIEW: The Seagull, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre ✭✭✭✭

Betts’ adaptation (re-imagining is perhaps more accurate) certainly tries to evoke the same effect Chekhov must have had on his original audiences. There is a robust modernity about the language which makes the situations and characters instantly understandable, relatable and recognisable. This comes at a real cost to the lyricism that Chekhov penned, but, in […]

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