Society & Politics

The Mentalists

Society & Politics

Laurence Green reviews The Mentalists directed by Abbey Wright at the Wyndham’s Theatre.

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The Trial

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Laurence Green reviews the adaptation of Franz Kafka's The Trial at the Young Vic....

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The Motherf***er with the Hat

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Stephen Adly Guirgi's atmospheric, piercing study of addiction puts humour and pain hand in hand. Laurence Green finds plenty of food for...

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Antidepressant use in menopause linked to broken bones

Society & Politics

NHS Choices Behind the Headlines news analysis service examines the science behind claims that use of SSRIs during menopause can be linked to broken bones

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Hang

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Laurence Green savours an impassioned performance by Marianne Jean Baptiste in Hang, Debbie Tucker Green's drama on the corrosive effects...

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More work needed says ILC

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International Longevity Centre pushes Work and Pensions Committee push further that the establishment of an Independent Pension Commission...

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The Beaux Stratagem

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Laurence Green finds a deliciously modern comic sensibility and mischievous feminist agenda in George Farquhar’s 1707 play The Beaux Stratagem.

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Queen and Country

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John Boorman's Queen and Country is beautifully shot portrait of 1950s Britain and a perfect companion piece to his much-loved Hope and...

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Peter Pan

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Laurence Green enjoys a summer's evening performance of the JM Barrie classic at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre....

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The Tribe

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A bleak vision of a society gone to pot is part thriller, part bad dream. Performed, with no dialogue, by a superb deaf cast, this is an uncomfortable but long-memorable feature says Laurence Green.

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Carmen Disruption

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Laurence Green takes in an ambitious contemporary reworking of Bizet's opera but, for all its promise, finds it to be resolutely...

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The Merchant of Venice

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Laurence Green watches an absorbing production of The Merchant of Venice with Jonathan Pryce in magnetic form as the money lender Shylock....

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Gypsy

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A knockout performance from Imelda Staunton lights up Jonathan Kent’s revival of the classic musical Gypsy at The Savoy Theatre says Laurence Green.

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Oppenheimer

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Laurence Green watches Tom Morton-Smith's Oppenheimer and finds an impeccably performed production that will leave you shaken and stirred....

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Labour manifesto promises. What do you believe?

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Labour today published its election manifesto but which issues are important to you. Take our short poll to find out what your peers think....

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Game

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Sacha Wares directs a queasily funny, invasive and unnerving tale in which the audience join the players as complicit voyeurs.

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Closer

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Laurence Green reviews the revival production of Patrick Marber's comedy about love and lust at the Donmar Warehouse....

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The Hard Problem

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Laurence Green reviews the latest play from Tom Stoppard, The Hard Problem, after a nine year absence....

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Dara

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A play which has its root in the past but resonates in the present is how you could describe Nadia Fall’s timely production of Dara (Lyttleton Theatre at the National), based on a true story.

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