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Minefield @ The Royal Court Theatre

Overshadowed and rarely discussed historically, Minefield examines the personal lives of some Falkland War veterans and their willingness to reflect and share some rather visual events of their past to a viewing audience. One can only imagine the journey these young men (at the time of war) must have had to deal with, digging into the psychological and even haunting effects of the battlefield.

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I See You @ The Royal Court Theatre Review

“I See You and I love you…” A production of identity evaluation, generational interaction and cultural understanding. I See You, introduces and engulfs you into the South African heritage. Based on a real encounter, the play addresses the questions of a new generation, Post-Apartheid, South Africans encountering their country’s traumatised past, dealing with humanity, hurt and darkness. I See You, a show that questions culture and the nuance of the world, informed by experience, collective thought and profound exploration, is a show not to be missed.

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Roosevelvis @ The Royal Court

Quirky, witty and totally bizarre, Rachel Chavkin’s Roosevelvis is one of many contemporary productions hitting the Royal Court‘s books this year. An interesting team up in the form of Teddy Roosevelt and Elvis Presley, who both manage to acquire a great many laughs from the live audience. Exploring the realms of music, history and most importantly their own personal achievements. With this you begin to get a real sense of what these two well-known American figures may have been like. With a comedic twist of course.

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Plaques & Tangles at the Royal Court Theatre

Nicola Wilson’s Plaques & Tangles is a deeply emotional piece dealing with the complicating and devastating effects of Alzheimer’s. Megan, a mother of two, must fight this terrible illness knowing full well that no cure is yet to be found. Breaking her family apart and eventually leading to a tragic death that breaks your heart as an audience member. We also get to see the earlier years of Megan’s life which are flashbacks to her first realising she was diagnosed.

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The Twits @ The Royal Court Theatre Review

Roald Dahl‘s beloved story The Twits has been adapted by Enda Walsh for the Royal Court. The show follows the story of the stolen fairground and the Mugglewumps attempts to escape.

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Who Cares @ The Royal Court Theatre Review

Here’s a question for you, what organisation is the 5th largest in the world? Has four systems opening in the UK in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales? Was founded in 1948 by the then Labour Party? And last but not least promises free health care to all UK residents? If you haven’t guessed yet… It’s the one and only NHS!

  

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Hope @ The Royal Court Theatre Review

Last week Owen Jones told a crowd of Labour supporters and students how the left must attach emotions and anecdotes to the uninspiring bread and butter of stats. It’s not enough to just tell people that 1 million are driven to food banks in the UK, the sixth biggest economy in the world. Numbers, no matter how impressive, are a turn off.

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Rez Kempton currently stars in Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s Khandan at The Royal Court Theatre and speaks to Theatrefullstop about the production!

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With success at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, it was only a matter of time before award winning playwright, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti would see her timely play, Khandan transfer to London’s Royal Court Theatre. A timely piece of theatre looking at family, relationships, generational ideals and cultural clashes, it’s no wonder Khandan has received acclaim both with their audiences and reviewers alike. Khandan plays until Saturday 28th June, and Theatrefullstop was lucky enough to speak to one of it’s stars, Rez Kempton about playing the ambitious Pal!

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Khandan (Family) @ The Royal Court Theatre

On first walking in, the set of Khandan seemed clean and tidy to an almost clinical level – not the sort of place you would find in a normal family home. However, as the play began, a clutter started to build up and the set burst to life. There was something so believably real about the suburban kitchen I found myself sitting in. It was easy to forget you were watching a play, and not simply the lives of real strangers. The audience were entirely included in the set as photos in frames and wall lamps took up all four walls of the theatre, not just the wall at the back.

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