OFF BROADWAY: THEATRE REVIEW: Mother of the Maid starring Glenn Close at the Public Theater

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE? Anspacher Theater, Public Theater, off Broadway RUN TIME: 2 hours 10 minutes (with 15-minute interval)

WHEN?: 2/11, runs to 23/12/18

The screenplay of Glenn Close’s current film The Wife¬†was written by Jane Anderson, author of Mother Of The Maid, and the picture stars the actress’s real-life daughter Annie Starke.

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THEATRE REVIEW: Translations starring Colin Morgan & Ciaran Hinds

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE: National Theatre (Olivier)

WHEN: 26/5, press night 30/5, runs to 11/8/18

RUN TIME: 2 hours 35 minutes (including interval)

Brian Friel’s 1980 masterpiece Translations is set in Ireland in 1833 and is about the power of language as the English seek to map the country so they can better tax its people.

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