Maxine Peake

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Maxine Peake hits out at threat to ‘vital, vibrant’ Oldham Coliseum
Actor accuses government of ‘further dividing communities’ as 138-year-old theatre faces closure after losing £1.8m grant

Safi Bugel

22, Feb, 2023 @11:27 AM

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A desire for Streetcar: the enduring allure of Tennessee Williams’s tantalising classic
Paul Mescal and Patsy Ferran battle it out in the Almeida’s new production of a poetic drama whose ambiguity is enthralling

Michael Billington

03, Jan, 2023 @6:48 PM

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Betty! A Sort of Musical review – fitfully funny take on the life of Betty Boothroyd
Co-writer Maxine Peake stars as an am-dram actor playing the former Commons speaker in Sarah Frankcom’s end-of-the-pier-style production

Clare Brennan

18, Dec, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Betty! A Sort of Musical review – Maxine Peake brings Boothroyd’s story to the stage
A slightly wonky meta structure involving a team of amdram actors muddles this show about the former MP but it has abundant charm

Catherine Love

09, Dec, 2022 @11:48 AM

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The week in TV: Euphoria; Rules of the Game; Screw; After Life
Euphoria’s crazy teens return wilder than ever; the BBC’s new workplace drama should’ve kept things at the office; and it’s goodbye to Ricky Gervais’s tonally strange After Life

Barbara Ellen

16, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Rules of the Game review – Maxine Peake is barnstorming in a rich, meaty murder mystery
There’s more than workplace sexual politics at stake in this tale of harassment, porn and misogyny: this excellent drama is about the reality of women everywhere

Lucy Mangan

11, Jan, 2022 @10:00 PM

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TV tonight: Maxine Peake takes on office sexual politics in Rules of the Game
The national treasure stars as a COO forced to take a hard look at her workplace. Plus: eager archaeologists wrap up the series in Digging for Britain. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Jack Seale and Ali Catterall

11, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The week in TV: Anne; Four Lives; Mandy; Toast of Tinseltown
Maxine Peake and Sheridan Smith are unforgettable in two painful real- life dramas, while Diane Morgan and Matt Berry return as the supremely daft Mandy and Toast

Barbara Ellen

09, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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TV tonight: Jamie-Lee O’Donnell swaps being a Derry Girl for being a Screw
The actor stars alongside Nina Sosanya in a new comedy-drama from Killing Eve writer Rob Williams. Plus: new Dragons’ Den. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Graeme Virtue, Ali Catterall and Alexi Duggins

06, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Maxine Peake on Hillsborough drama Anne: ‘It’s a privilege to be a part of something like this’
A Hillsborough survivor talks to the stars of a new TV drama telling the story of bereaved mother and campaigner Anne Williams

Adrian Tempany

26, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Fosdyke Saga was a brilliant load of tripe | Letters
Letters: Maxine Peake’s idea of a musical about a ‘northern tripe dynasty’ reminds Michael Church of Bill Tidy and Alan Plater’s production


05, Dec, 2021 @5:38 PM

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Betty Boothroyd musical to chart rise from dancer to Commons Speaker
Betty! starring Maxine Peake views parliamentarian’s life through lens of drama group in Dewsbury village hall

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

02, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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