There’s so much to be angry about in the world that there’s no need to manufacture rage. But curiously that’s just what Philip Ridley does in the first of these six monologues. Georgie Henley (Lucy Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia, making her stage debut) and Tyrone Huntley (so electrifying as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar) square up to each other on a small, boxing ring-style stage, with chests puffed and anger rising. Then Henley retreats and Huntley turns on the audience.
The rock glistens in Beth Steel’s play about the 1984 miners’ strike, and so do the miners’ bodies. There is a remarkable scene in Adam Penford’s impressive revival when, as news of the strike is spreading, the men soap the coaldust off each other under the showers. Their bodies gleam, small and insignificant against the monumental rock in Morgan Large’s superb design. But they are beautiful, full of quiet dignity as they reach out a helping hand to each other and scrub their backs clean.
Toby Jones in The Birthday Party. Does he have any pets? What's his view on Brexit? Photo: Johan Persson“Why are actors’ biographical details in theatre programmes so universally rubbish – just a long list of past plays and films?” asked Channel 4’s political correspondent Michael Crick on Twitter last week after going to the theatre to see The Birthday Party.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".