The known quantity is a factor that London theatre has a depressing habit of unduly relying upon. Think of all those screen-to-stage adaptations that angle to clean up at the box office by feeding audiences with the safely familiar or the slew of preview pieces that these days excessively prime punters on what to anticipate.
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Saturday 31 May 1997
Saturday 19 April 1997
Wednesday 23 October 1996
Theatre: The Heidi Chronicles Greenwich Theatre Wasserstein's women: older but still wisecracking. By Paul Taylor
Saturday 31 August 1996
Wednesday 03 July 1996
Wednesday 15 May 1996
Friday 13 October 1995
Wednesday 09 August 1995
Friday 07 April 1995
Friday 30 December 1994
THEATRE / Purring like a kitten, roaring like a lion: Peggy Ramsay, the legendary London agent who discovered Joe Orton and Edward Bond, left her estate to 'writers in need of assistance'
Monday 30 May 1994
THEATRE / Out of the body experiences: The actress Kathryn Hunter is a master practitioner of the theatre of physical contortion, despite serious, permanent injury. By Miranda Carter
Wednesday 11 May 1994
INTERVIEW / Hey] A little less of the 'little': Nick Hern bets on playwrights like other people back racehorses. And luckily, as the recently named Small Publisher of the Year tells Sarah Hemming, most of his runners have come good
Thursday 14 April 1994
Sunday 06 March 1994
Sunday 13 February 1994
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Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
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