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Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem has been widely cited as the Best Play of the 21st Century so far. Well, until Jez Butterworth did The Ferryman. The 2009-2011 production with Mark Rylance and McKenzie Crook seemed unmatchable. The Watermill Theatre in 2018 is the first professional company to dare to revive it, with Jasper Britton in the lead role. Well, the play’s the thing, and with a new director, cast and set it’s STILL a five star play. Marvellous.

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Review of Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend Parts 1 & 2 (LINK TO FULL REVIEW), as adapted for the stage by April de Angelis. Four novels are condensed into two by two act plays, and you can see both in one day t the Rose Theatre, Kingston.  I hadn’t read the books. Karen had devoured all four non-stop. We both agreed it is a five star production. It has been adapted brilliantly and fluently for the stage. Starring Niamh Cusack as Lenu, and Catherine McCormack as Lila. Directed by Melly Stills. Unmissable.

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