Sofie Mason

Theatre: March's highlights

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A glance at some upcoming intriguing and challenging plays


The Living Unknown Soldier
Arcola, Dalston, London
Until 15 March

Based on Le Soldat Inconnu Vivant by Jean-Yves Le Naour, this is the true story of a soldier found in France in 1918 wandering on a station platform with no knowledge of his identity or the country he has been defending. As news spreads, families flock to look at him hoping to find missing fathers, brothers, husbands and sons.

Sofie's choice

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A glance at some upcoming plays to intrigue and challenge you


An Ideal Husband
Royal Exchange, Manchester
Until 26 January

A chance to see what Oscar Wilde thought of sex and politics, human frailty and social hypocrisy when we are, as ever, concerned with good conduct in public and private!

Sofie's Choice

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A round-up of plays to come

Tales from the Underground brings together plays by two of America's award winning black writers: Birth of the Blues by Ben Caldwell and The Dutchman by legendary writer and activist Amira Baraka (LeRoi Jones).

The Dutchman won the Off Broadway award for the best American play of 1963-64. It presents a dramatic confrontation between a sadistic white woman, Lula, and a naive black college student, Clay, who is trying to live and survive in a white controlled society.

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