Ahead of opening to the press, this new adaptation of Charles Dickens’s novel has sparked controversy, with complaints about pungent language and a gratuitously prolonged sex scene. The latter has now been cut, but this still isn’t a family-friendly show — though bearing in mind the book’s stark images of mob violence and the guillotine it was never likely to be warmly lovable.
In the last few years Vivienne Franzmann has emerged as a playwright who engages with awkward social issues — and not usually the most visible ones — in a humane yet cautionary fashion. In Bodies, she turns her attention to donor conception and surrogacy. Affluent TV producer Clem and her husband Josh desperately want a child. They pay through the nose to secure the services of a Russian egg donor and then use Lakshmi, a poor woman in India, to carry the pregnancy.
This sharply funny, unexpectedly sitcommy play launches a season of Queer Theatre at the National. A series of one-off rehearsed readings will include Martin Sherman’s Bent (on Sunday, starring Simon Russell Beale) and Mae West’s The Drag (on Monday), along with plays by Peter Gill and Tarell Alvin McCraney.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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