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Theatre Review: The Birthday Party (Harold Pinter Theatre)

The Birthday Party Harold Pinter Theatre by Harold Pinter Directed by Ian Rickson Reviewer: Tom Baker Most of Harold Pinter’s plays feel as though they ought to be performed...
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Theatre Review: John (National Theatre)

John National Theatre by Annie Baker Directed by James Macdonald Reviewer: Tom Baker Annie Baker is a realist playwright. Her plays typically call for sets to be dressed to...
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Theatre Review: The Twilight Zone (Almeida Theatre)

The Twilight Zone Almedia Theatre Based on stories by Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson Adapted by Anne Washburn Directed by Richard Jones Reviewer: Tom Baker Put it down...
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Theatre Review: Belleville (Donmar Warehouse)

Belleville Donmar Warehouse by Amy Herzog Directed by Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Tom Baker Playwright Amy Herzog understands the rhythms, vocal sparring, and awkwardness of good dialogue as nobody else...
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Theatre Review: The Lady from the Sea (Donmar Warehouse)

The Lady from the Sea Donmar Warehouse by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version by Elinor Cook Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah Reviewer: Tom Baker How long can the truth...

Theatre Review: Enter Stage Write (Birmingham Rep)

Enter Stage Write Transition Stage Company The Birmingham Repertory Theatre Featuring writing from Stephanie Perry, Lynda Lewis, Abraham Adeyemi, Rebecca de Fargues, and Kevin Powis. Directed by Hannah Jones...

Film Review – Mother! (2017)

Mother! Written and directed by: Darren Aronofsky Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Barden, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their...
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Book Review: After Kathy Acker – A Biography by Chris Kraus

Kathy Acker, a writer perhaps better known by reputation than from her actual writing, was in many ways a pioneer of the kind of...
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Theatre Review: Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare’s Globe by William Shakespeare Directed by Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Tom Baker Turns out, a Latin setting makes for good Shakespeare. It was true for...

Film Review – It Comes At Night (2017)

It Comes At Night Written and directed by: Trey Edward Shults Stars: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo Runtime: 1h 31m I saw It Comes At Night at...