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Laurence Green reviews Inua Ellams’s rich and insightful production, Barber Shop Chronicles.

Newsroom political platform, local hot spot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world. They now provide the settings for Inua Ellams’s exuberant, anecdotal new play, Barber Shop Chronicles (Dorfman Theatre at the National), a co-production with Fuel and West Yorkshire Playhouse, directed by […]

Laurence Green visits the Royal Court Theatre to see Anthony Neilson’s quirky, Unreachable starring Matt Smith

The film industry with its egocentric actors and demanding directors has provided much biting satire over the years and the latest play to tackle the subject is Anthony Neilson’s quirky, uneven Unreachable (Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre). The action centres on a narcissistic and self-destructive young film director called Maxim, struggling to complete his pet project […]