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Review: Mrs Orwell

Review: Mrs Orwell

Guest Review by Isabelle Fernandez.


Based on actual events, and set in University College Hospital in London in 1949, Tony Cox’s Mrs Orwell is a depiction of what was to become George Orwell’s final bout of illness. It covers a period of his life where, despite enforced confinement, he managed to have a significant influence on many, including the complicated overlapping personal and professional relationships that are portrayed so effectively. The central relationship between Orwell (Peter Hamilton Dyer) & friend Sonia Brownell (Cressida Bonas) is enrichened by their interactions with others; the marriage between these characters, orchestrated and influenced by Fred Warburg (Robert Stocks), only led to further interweave the lives of all of the characters.

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News: Talk Radio returns after 30 years

News: Talk Radio returns after 30 years

This autumn, the team behind No Villain return to the Old Red Lion with Eric Bogosian‘s Pulitzer Prize-nominated Talk Radio. Thirty years after its inaugural production in New York, this play explores the not-so-hidden prejudices in ‘80s America and the power of the media to manipulate events.

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