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THEATRE REVIEW: Nick Payne’s ‘Constellations’

By Ray Bennett The infinite variety of chance and choice is the subject of Nick Payne’s funny and touching 70-minute play “Constellations” at the Duke of York’s Theatre in which Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall spin considerable enchantment. The chance … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Tom Stoppard’s ‘Arcadia’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – There are many terrific productions on currently in London’s West End but none is better than the revival of “Arcadia” at the Duke of York’s theatre, which is revealed as probably Tom Stoppard’s finest play. … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Polly Stenham’s ‘That Face’

By Ray Bennett Polly Stenham wrote “That Face,” a play about the disintegration of a well-off family, when she was 19 but you wouldn’t know it until the shrieking of two siblings and their estranged parents goes from strident to … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Simon Gray’s ‘Holy Terror’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – “The Holy Terror” is neither holy nor a terror although it is wholly terrible, being partly a satirical blast at book publishing that misfires on all cylinders and partly a dissection of a man’s descent … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Calico’ by Michael Hastings

By Ray Bennett LONDON – In the moving and brilliantly acted new play “Calico” by Michael Hastings, James Joyce’s daughter Lucia (Romola Garai, pictured above) falls in love with Samuel Beckett. She is caught, therefore, between a father who uses words too … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Polly Teale’s ‘After Mrs. Rochester’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – She was the mad Creole woman in the attic, the tormented creature whose existence gave Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” its dark, Gothic power. She was Mr. Rochester’s first wife, Bertha, and her trapped rage haunts … Continue reading

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