WORTH A LOOK?: ****1/2
WHERE? Duke Of York’s RUNTIME: 2 hours and 30 minutes (with 20-minute interval)
WHEN? 29/4, opens 2/5 and runs until 20/7
It’s the night before the election and representatives of rival newspapers are visiting a grieving pastor whose story – and how it is told – they believe could influence the vote.
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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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WORTH A LOOK?: **
WHEN: 12/8, press night 18/8 runs to 30/9
We’re at the first preview of this new play commissioned by the Almeida and Ben Whishaw plays Luke, a Silicon Valley billionaire, who is spoken to by God.
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