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Derek Jarman and Aeschylus: the theatre to book now for November

The best new plays in London and Manchester

By Michael Coveney   November 2017

The Suppliant Women will run at London's Young Vic.


National Theatre, 4th November to 24th March

Another month, another production by Ivo van Hove—this time of Sidney Lumet’s Oscar-winning 1976 film Network, a dystopian media satire written by Paddy Chayefsky, newly adapted by Lee Hall. The main attraction is Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston in the role of a TV anchor-man sliding into dementia and meltdown. It’s a controversial project for the NT, with outside producers parachuting in Cranston, supported by Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) in Faye Dunaway’s role.…

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