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If asked to name a play by Yasmina Reza, surely every avid theatregoer would suggest Art, the play that achieved global success in the...

Alice

If the idea of an actor dressed in a tailcoat covered in Jammy Dodgers intrigues you, then you should go and see Alice. A...

An Ideal Husband

Take one perennial play of the English tradition, stage it in the beautiful surroundings of the oldest college in Oxford, and watch the magic...

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Never is a cinematic experience more depressing than when the mobile phone advert at the beginning of the film is the best thing about...

Wondrous Oblivion

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Pope of Mope Returns

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