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DIXON AND DAUGHTERS by Deborah Bruce ; Production ; Cast ; Brid Brennan as Mary ; Alison Fitzjohn as Briana ; Yazmin Kayani as Ella ; Andrea Lowe as Julie ; Posy Sterling as Leigh ; Directed by Roisin McBrinn ; Set and Costume Designer: Kat Heath ; Lighting Designer: Paule Constable ; Sound Designer: Sinead Diskin ; Movement Director: Sarita Piotrowski ; Fight Director: Bethan Clark ; Dialect Coach: Michaela Kennen ; Staff Director: Monae Robinson ; Casting by Alastair Coomer CDG & Bryony Jarvis-Taylor ; Company Voice Work: Shereen Ibrahim ; Wellbeing Practitioner: Samantha Llewellyn ; Associate Lighting: Mildred Moyo ; A co-production with Clean Break and National Theatre ; London, UK ; 15 April 2023 ; Credit and copyright: Helen Murray

REVIEW: Dixon and Daughters, Dorfman NT (2023)

What Deborah Bruce’s play at the National Theatre does well is to explore the fall out from situations of child abuse.  The damage to the children is compounded by not being believed and those closest to them, who should protect them,  allying with their abuser.

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Claire Price as Alex (Photo: Robert Day)

REVIEW: Raya, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs (2021)

There are too few plays which mention the menopause.  Have I lost my male readers at this point?  Please stay. In Deborah Bruce's new play Raya, the central figure Alex (Claire Price) is 49 and has just attended a reunion at her university organised on Facebook.  Thirty years on from their October start.  She has gone specifically to meet Jason (Bo Poraj) with whom she had an affair when they were undergraduates. 

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