Martin Crimp

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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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When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other review – it's explicit but hardly shocking
Cate Blanchett and Stephen Dillane add some heft to an uninspired exploration of modern sexual mores

Michael Billington

24, Jan, 2019 @12:14 AM

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Cate Blanchett on her S&M-themed play: 'I see theatre as a provocation'
Cate Blanchett has played queens, vagabonds and Bob Dylan. Now the double Oscar-winner is hitting the London stage and hinting at a farewell from acting. We talk to the team behind the avant garde play about sexual domination

Andrew Dickson

09, Jan, 2019 @5:00 PM

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The Maids review – Jean Genet's would-be murderers set pulses racing
The playwright’s prison time inspires an all-male production that is dazzling, dangerous and captivatingly queasy

Catherine Love

23, Nov, 2018 @12:17 PM

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The week in theatre: White Teeth; Dealing With Clair – review
Zadie Smith’s White Teeth bounds on to the stage leaving some of the novel’s subtleties behind. And 30 years on, Martin Crimp’s Dealing With Clair has chilling resonance

Susannah Clapp

11, Nov, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Dealing With Clair review – Martin Crimp's fierce swipe at pious yuppies
This revival gains an eerie topicality, yet its ingenious study of moneyed hypocrisy makes it truly timeless

Michael Billington

31, Oct, 2018 @11:07 AM

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