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David Hare has re-imagined Ibsen’s Peer Gynt at the National Theatre, as PETER GYNT (follow link). This is a long, hugely theatrical production of the fantasy story with James McArdle in the lead role. It’s all in a contemporary setting with modern references. Incredible stagecraft (take a look at my review) but it veers from spectacular to boring. Unusually for the National Theatre, there were plenty of empty seats. You would get in. It’s worth it.

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Review of the 2018 production of Troilus& Cressida at the RSC, directed by Gregory Doran. With Gavin Fowler &Amber James as the lovers, and Oliver Ford Davies as Pandarus.

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Review of The Chalk Garden (FOLLOW THE LINK) by Enid Bagnold at Chichester. This 1955 play has been called “the missing link between Coward and Rattigan, and Frayn and Ayckbourn.”  It is fascinating, and has a superb cast including Dame Penelope Keith, Amanda Root, Oliver Ford Davies and Matthew Cottle.

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Review added of Henry V at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Directed by Gregory Doran, with Alex Hassell as Henry V. It pulls back on the patriotism, I thought, but is especially good on the comedy.

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