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Bad Roads review – love, sex and terror in violent vignettes from Ukraine

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Royal Court, London
There are echoes of Sarah Kane in Natal’ya Vorozhbit’s powerful play exploring the collateral damage suffered by women during Ukraine’s conflict

Theatre can sometimes jolt the memory. At a time when Ukraine has fallen off the media radar, this play by Natal’ya Vorozhbit, translated by Sasha Dugdale, provides a powerful reminder of the bitterness of the war that led to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. In particular, it makes the point that women attracted by the dubious glamour of the military can also become casualties of the conflict.

Related: Sex under siege: Ukrainian drama uncovers how war affects intimacy

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