David Eldridge

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Beginning review – touching after-party tale of the last two left standing
David Eldridge’s insightful play about a pair of singletons sizing each other up at the end of the night is relocated for a funny and moving revival

Chris Wiegand

23, Feb, 2023 @8:00 AM

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The best theatre, dance and comedy tickets to book for 2023
Danny Boyle’s Matrix-inspired spectacular opens in Manchester, Succession star Brian Cox returns to the stage and standups Maisie Adam, Guz Khan and Catherine Cohen are on tour

Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

26, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I threw my arms around Beckett!’ – electrifying first nights, by Ciarán Hinds, Eileen Atkins and more
The author of a new book about the greatest openings in theatre history asks stars of stage to recall their most thrilling first nights – and the occasional disasters that befell them

Interviews by Dominic Dromgoole

26, Oct, 2022 @2:59 PM

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The week in theatre: Middle; Prima Facie; Much Ado About Nothing
A couple struggle to connect – or touch – in David Eldridge’s latest; Jodie Comer owns the courtroom; and Lucy Bailey directs a sparkling new Much Ado

Susannah Clapp

08, May, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Middle review – marital and midlife reckoning brings gags and gripes
Gentle comedy leavens David Eldridge’s sequel about a couple mired in the swamps of regrets and resentments

Arifa Akbar

05, May, 2022 @11:41 AM

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Playwright David Eldridge: ‘What’s important to me is to move people’
The dramatist and West Ham fan on exploring what it means to be a couple in his trilogy of plays and how King Lear blew his mind

Rachel Cooke

01, May, 2022 @8:30 AM

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‘It takes great courage to write that way’: David Eldridge on Robert Holman
Robert Holman, who has died aged 69, was committed to the notion of empathy in art and life, writes his friend and fellow playwright

David Eldridge

06, Dec, 2021 @12:22 PM

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Robert Holman, ‘extraordinary and influential’ playwright, dies aged 69
Tributes paid to British dramatist acclaimed for works including German Skerries, Across Oka and A Breakfast of Eels

Chris Wiegand

04, Dec, 2021 @3:09 PM

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A bunch of amateurs? Playwrights' astonishing am-dram experiences
David Eldridge, Simon Stephens and Alecky Blythe have all been moved by watching non-professional productions of their plays. They explain the appeal

Matt Trueman

28, Mar, 2018 @1:29 PM

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Beginning review – sozzled loners seek a connection in the tech age
David Eldridge’s new play is a poignant real-time examination of relationships with two damaged people reaching out at the end of a party

Michael Billington

13, Oct, 2017 @2:55 PM

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On my radar: Kwame Kwei-Armah
The actor, playwright and director on singing along to Dreamgirls, his Narcos obsession and getting into vegan food

Kathryn Bromwich

26, Mar, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Beyond Blasted: how the 90s changed theatre in the UK
The decade is still associated with the ‘In-Yer-Face’ moniker but it brought us a thrilling variety of new writing and fresh, boundary-breaking styles of theatre

Lyn Gardner

31, Jan, 2017 @11:00 AM

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