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“A theatrical fusion of intelligence and visual pyrotechnics”—The best theatre this month

You won't want to miss these plays, all on in the coming weeks

By Michael Coveney   July 2017


National Theatre 18th July to 28th September

It will be a tough act for Lucy Kirkwood to follow Chimerica (2013), an extraordinary mystery thriller which swung between Beijing and a US election campaign. Mosquitoes, directed by NT boss Rufus Norris, has two Olivias, Colman and Williams, playing sisters in different worlds thrown together by tragedy. One sister is a scientist in Geneva, deep into particle physics; the other in Luton, addicted to the internet. The production should ensure a theatrical fusion of intelligence and visual pyrotechnics.

The Tempest

Barbican Theatre 30th June…

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