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Richard Bean hacks off the tabloids in ‘Great Britain’ at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Saturday 13th September 2014, matinée Richard Bean’s new play ‘Great Britain’, recently transferred to the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the National Theatre, is part of a long tradition of satire poking fun at the media, from ‘Drop the Dead Donkey’ … Continue reading

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The life of staff: Toast at the Park Theatre

Saturday 30th August 2014, matinée Toast is, unsurprisingly enough, set in a bread factory in the seventies.  Well, the time is indeterminate, but we assume it’s the seventies based on the clothes and lack of health and safety compliance.  A … 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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