Martin Crimp

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The week in theatre: Not One of These People; Not Now; Super High Resolution – review
Questions of who can speak for whom animate both Martin Crimp’s new AI work and David Ireland’s brilliant Belfast dialogue. And a star is born in Nathan Ellis’s white-hot NHS play

Susannah Clapp

13, Nov, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Not One of These People review – the playwright as puppet-master
Martin Crimp’s show uses AI and deep-fake technology to question the definition of drama – and what it is to be human

Arifa Akbar

04, Nov, 2022 @12:42 PM

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The week in theatre: That Is Not Who I Am; The False Servant
Royal Court, London; Orange Tree, Richmond
A revelatory drama about identity theft is let down by its thriller plot, while translator Martin Crimp adds wit to an outsized Marivaux comedy

Susannah Clapp

19, Jun, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The False Servant review – deception, disguise and filthy lucre
Martin Crimp’s crisp translation of Marivaux’s comedy never feels overplayed and highlights the seductive allure of money

Miriam Gillinson

14, Jun, 2022 @1:11 PM

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Britain’s indifference to Molière’s 400th is no surprise but it’s still shameful
Despite some clever reimaginings of Tartuffe, the UK’s stages remain depressingly inattentive to one of the world’s greatest playwrights

Michael Billington

18, Jan, 2022 @7:21 AM

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All the world's a page: the joy of scripts during theatre's shutdown
As venues close due to Covid-19, there’s a world of published drama to savour, from text that falls off the page to Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘undirectable’ collage

Mark Fisher

19, Mar, 2020 @4:32 PM

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Cyrano de Bergerac review – James McAvoy is fierce in radical reboot of romantic classic
Visual flummery and the famous nose are dispensed with in Martin Crimp’s modern take on Rostand’s proxy-wooing play

Michael Billington

09, Dec, 2019 @12:01 AM

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Zauberland review – after horrors, a feeling of 'so what' remains
Crimp, Foccroulle, Mitchell and Schumann combine their considerable forces to tell a shocking story, inspired by the Syrian conflict, that fails to have the impact it should

Andrew Clements

16, Oct, 2019 @4:00 PM

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The Rest Will Be Familiar to You from Cinema review – flesh-and-blood take on the Oedipus curse
Martin Crimp’s version of Euripides’ Phoenician Women is sly and violent, while its sphinx’s riddles read like exam questions from hell

Andrew Dickson

22, Jul, 2019 @4:19 PM

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From Sondheim to Dr Seuss: the jaw-dropping designs of Vicki Mortimer – in pictures
The ghostly showgirls of Follies, Wayne McGregor’s spellbinding Raven Girl and the madcap world of The Cat in the Hat have all been realised by the designer, who looks back at five of her key shows

David Jays

04, Mar, 2019 @6:00 AM

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The week in theatre: When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other and more – review
Cate Blanchett and Stephen Dillane can’t save a clunky S&M study of sexual politics

Susannah Clapp

27, Jan, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Pamela's power: the novel behind Cate Blanchett's controversial new play
Samuel Richardson’s tale of sexual harassment was a sensation in the 18th century. But can Martin Crimp’s modern reworking make sense in the era of #MeToo?

John Mullan

25, Jan, 2019 @3:00 PM

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