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Oil Almeida Theatre, 7th October to 26th November Ella Hickson is one of a group of young women playwrights emerging over the past 10 years—she’s still only 31—who weigh the harsh realities of contemporary life in Britain against lyrical, sometimes macabre, backgrounds. In her new play she considers the history of oil, from its discovery to its role in the economy today, through the eyes of a mother and daughter played by Anne-Marie Duff and Yolanda Kettle in Carrie Cracknell’s production. The…

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