Description:National Theatre / South Bank / London / SE1 9PX / Tel: 020 7452 3000
Newest Review: ... take the final step into being a man. Emily Taaffe was at times less convincing as the 13 year old Daphne (it can't help that she is twice the age of the character she is playing). The production was criticised by some reviewers for being shallow. Others felt that the puppetry was disappointing compared to other National Theatre productions, such as War Horse. But why judge a production ... more
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by - written on 09/06/10 (Very useful, 28 readings)
Note: Nation is no longer at the National Theatre but my suggestion was accepted after the production closed. I write this review in the hope that it might go on tour at some stage. Even though I saw Nation - the stage adaptation of a Terry Pratchett novel - in January, I was immediately convinced it would be the best thing I saw in 2010. Mark Ravenhill's adaptation is almost better than the book itself (and I am a huge Pratchett fan). The restraints of a theatrical production have forced him to cut out any flab in the book so that the stronger themes and ideas are thrown into focus. Nation, the novel, is completely different to ... Read the complete review
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