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Five Political Plays To See Now

Insightful, emotive and dramatic plays to see now

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These politically charged plays tackle historic and current issues such as The Great Depression, the Palestinian/Israeli conflicts, Brexit, Trump and Britishness. Book now and experience these poignant plays that will leave your brain whirring.

Five Political Plays To See Now

ALI AND DAHLIA

ALI AND DAHLIA

Accused of rioting for the Palestinian cause, Ali awaits his interrogation. When his old lover walks in, dressed in Israeli military garb, it forces both to face the past and question their strongly held loyalties. A frighteningly relevant London debut by Tariq Jordan. 26 March to 14 April. pleasance.co.uk

THE AMERICAN CLOCK

THE AMERICAN CLOCK

The Baum family lose their fortune in the Depression and move from Manhattan to live with relatives. Arthur Miller’s 1980 play about unwavering trust in capitalism, accompanied perfectly by ’20s swing music, features Olivier Award nominee Josie Walker (above). Until 30 March. oldvictheatre.com

CYPRUS AVENUE

CYPRUS AVENUE

Stephen Rea plays Eric Miller, a Belfast Loyalist who believes his newborn baby granddaughter is in fact Gerry Adams, former leader of Sinn Féin and his arch rival. Beyond apt, as we debate the Brexit backstop in Northern Ireland. 14 Feb to 23 March. royalcourttheatre.com

SHIPWRECK

SHIPWRECK

While Donald Trump, Ivanka and James Comey lookalikes are scrutinised by shellshocked liberals, Shipwreck asks how this all happened and when will the anarchy end? Don’t worry, it’s all applicable to Blighty too. With Fisayo Akinade, above. 11 Feb to 30 March. almeida.co.uk

RICHARD II

RICHARD II

Adjoa Andoh, pictured, co-directs and stars alongside a cast of women of colour in this portrait of an unstable nation ruled by a weak king. It will focus on Britishness and national identity post-Empire and pre-Brexit. Should our politicians come and take notes? 22 Feb to 21 Apr. shakespearesglobe.com

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