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THEATRE REVIEW: Royal Court’s ‘Clybourne Park’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Race relations in a Chicago suburb in 1959 and 50 years later take a savage but hilarious beating in the Royal Court’s “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris, now transferred to the West End. In 1959, … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘The Shawshank Redemption’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Fashioned more to take advantage of the enduring popularity of the 1994 movie, the stage version of “The Shawshank Redemption”, which moved to the West End following a good run in Dublin, succeeds as entertainment … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Jude Law in ‘Hamlet’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Anyone who expects a fey and fragile prince from Jude Law in the Donmar’s new West End production of “Hamlet” is in for a surprise as he renders the troubled Dane as rugged and fit, … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Sunday in the Park with George’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Sometimes it requires an impeccable production to reveal the true beauties of a difficult show and Stephen Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park with George” has that in the wonderful Menier Chocolate Factory staging now at … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Joanna Murray-Smith’s ‘Honour’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – A young intruder’s destruction of a long marriage is at the heart of Joanna Murray-Smith’s play “Honour” and it contains much insight and wisdom except that it’s inconceivable the celebrated media couple involved would never … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Marina Carr’s ‘By the Bog of Cats’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Holly Hunter’s star power is one of the problems in Dominic Cooke’s staging of “By the Bog of Cats,” an intense but uneven retelling of “Medea,” but it is also its saving grace. Playwright Marina … Continue reading

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