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A theatre piece by Tony Harrison with music by Dominic Muldowney.
Lyttelton Theatre National Theatre London
Directly inspired by events during the Gulf War, Square Rounds looks at the history of relations between the East and the West, and warfare in particular.
Maria on Square Rounds
"I have a bit of a problem with the idea of stardom. I don't think I could make the necessary sacrifices in my life to become a star. In the past, I've always ducked out just as things are hotting up. I'm terrified of being owned and boxed in. I love my freedom and I like the freedom to fail, too. Over the past five years I have been in some shows, such as Tony Harrison's Square Rounds at the National, which have been absolutely massacred by the press. If you're a star something like that can destroy you." [read full interview]
Quotes From The Press
"...The standard of acting is very high, with compelling performances from Sara Kestelman as Haber, Maria Friedman as Clara and Sian Thomas as the chemist Von Liebig..." Kirsty Milne, The Sunday Telegraph (4 October 1992)
"...A sweetly-voiced Maria Friedman singing Dominic Muldowney's haunting tunes..." Paul Taylor, The Independent (3 October 1992)
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