Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
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The Holy Rosenbergs, National Theatre



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I have been meaning to talk about this for some time (I first saw it in late March). It is a new play by Ryan Craig (and therefore a world premiere) that is currently showing in the Cottesloe Theatre at the National.

I have been promoting and championing The Holy Rosenbergs to anyone who will listen for a couple of months now (and handing out flyers and programmes to get people to read about it and to spark their interest!). I have seen it twice and will see it a couple more times before it closes.

What is so good about it?

It makes you think. It is a high-brow serious intellectual piece about family, community, identity, diaspora and the Middle East. After I saw it the first time I told people it was about the Arab-Israeli conflict. I saw it again last Monday and changed my mind. It is predominantly about family (and family ties and relationships), community and identity. It has an outstanding ensemble cast - I knew Henry Goodman would be excellent, but the whole cast are amazing. This to me is what theatre should be about - ie thought provoking and with first class acting. Again, there are no special effects here, everything is down to the quality of the writing and the acting. I love this! Highly highly recommended.

For more details follow the link:
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/62809/productions/the-holy-rosenbergs.html

And here is a review which I thoroughly approve of!:
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/theatre/review-23932834-the-holy-rosenbergs-is-viscerally-provoking.do

It closes on Friday 24 June so get your tickets in now!
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