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What a waist: Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days at the Young Vic

Saturday 25th January 2014, evening (preview) The story goes that Samuel Beckett wrote Happy Days partly in response to Margaret Cusack’s request that he write ‘a happy play’ after ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’.  History does not record her response to the play.  Having … Continue reading

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Off West End Theatre awards arrive at last! But did they have to call them the Offies?

Well, we said ‘go to the source’ and it’s been commented before that the Laurence Olivier Awards are often given to productions that originated outside the West End, so it’s great to see a new set of awards to recognise smaller … Continue reading

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‘The Heretic’ at the Royal Court: A climate change play about people, not the planet

Richard Bean does not patronise his audience:  he shows academics talking to their students and each other in scientific language, and although we may not be au fait with all the terms, by the end of the play, we do … Continue reading

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