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What If If Only by Churchill, , Writer - Caryl Churchill, Director - James Macdonald, Designer - , Lighting Designer - , The Royal Court Theatre, 2021, Credit: Johan Persson

REVIEW: What If If Only, Royal Court Jerwood Downstairs (2021)

Even without Andy getting up to his paradoxical tricks, quarter-hours have not latterly had a good press, vis "un mauvais quart d'heure".  Lasting 17 minutes straight through, What If If Only - the latest piece by Caryl Churchill, is the polar opposite of "un mauvais quart d'heure".  It packs a wealth of suggestion in its brief allotted span.  And the wonder of it is that it does so with an elating lightness of touch.

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Andrew Scott as M and Ben Whishaw as John - Photo: Stephen Cummiskey

REVIEW: Cock, Royal Court (2009)

Ben Whishaw plays John, the ultimate ambivalent man who mostly lives happily in a homosexual relationship with M (Andrew Scott) until he accidentally meets and has sex with a woman, W (Katherine Parkinson). From then on John vacillates between staying with the man and leaving to be with the woman.

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Caoilfhionn Dunne as the Woman and Jack Farthing as Andrew - Photo: Stephen Cummiskey

REVIEW: Wild, Hampstead Theatre (2016)

Mike Bartlett's latest play examines the fate of Andrew (Jack Farthing) an American whistleblower who has changed the world by revealing secret activities including torture and mass observation, spying on citizens and other countries.

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