Richard Eyre

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The week in theatre: Operation Mincemeat; 4000 Miles; The Circle – review
SpitLip honour as well as spoof with their all-conquering espionage musical. Plus, Eileen Atkins at her most subtle, and a new twist on Somerset Maugham

Susannah Clapp

21, May, 2023 @9:30 AM

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4000 Miles review – Eileen Atkins and Sebastian Croft connect in tale of distant relations
Amy Herzog’s play about a grandmother surprised by her grandson is given a contemplative staging by Richard Eyre

Chris Wiegand

10, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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‘We fetishised being young – it’s just stupid!’: Judi Dench and Richard Eyre on ageing, Covid and saving the NHS
Shot in 2021, a film of Allelujah, Alan Bennett’s 2018 play set on a geriatric ward, is released next month. How relevant does it remain? Its stars, including Jennifer Saunders and Bally Gill, share their thoughts during production – and more than a year later

Catherine Shoard

10, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Peter Brook remembered by Richard Eyre
The theatre director remembers his friend and mentor, a titan of the stage whose productions revolutionised the art form

14, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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The week in theatre: The Clinic; The Snail House; Who Killed My Father; Walking With Ghosts – review
Family celebrations go pear-shaped in Dipo Baruwa-Etti’s mischievous new play; Richard Eyre’s writing debut falls mysteriously flat; and Gabriel Byrne brilliantly channels his early Dublin years

Kate Kellaway

18, Sep, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Down with the rich! Class rage fuels new wave of ‘us v them’ films and plays
From Triangle of Sadness and Parasite to The Maid, audiences are revelling tales of inter-class violence that draw on growing discontent at inequality

Vanessa Thorpe

17, Sep, 2022 @2:21 PM

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The Snail House review – Richard Eyre’s debut play takes on too much
The venerable director’s drama about a doctor’s splintering family broaches huge issues but never makes a unified whole

Arifa Akbar

15, Sep, 2022 @7:10 AM

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Allelujah review – sweet but slight Alan Bennett hospital drama
A-listers are tended to by formidable nurse Jennifer Saunders in Richard Eyre’s adaptation of the 2018 play about a struggling geriatric hospital

Peter Bradshaw

10, Sep, 2022 @6:17 PM

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‘You immediately tell your friends to cancel their tickets’ – what’s it like to star in a flop?
How does it feel to go back on stage night after night in a play that’s been mauled by critics and deserted by audiences? Richard Eyre and other directors and actors relive their trauma

Mark Lawson

16, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Blithe Spirit review – Jennifer Saunders can’t save this deadly revival
A lovely physical performance by Saunders brings moments of joy to an otherwise unsettled production of Noël Coward’s comedy

Brian Logan

22, Sep, 2021 @2:36 PM

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How BBC managers kept the board in the dark about Diana interview
We were seen as a ‘bunch of wallies’ by the likes of Tony Hall, says Richard Eyre, an ex-board member

Vanessa Thorpe

22, May, 2021 @9:21 PM

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‘We’ll intervene to restore trust in the BBC’ warn ministers
Next year’s review of the corporation will be ‘beefed up’ as Dyson report into Diana interview sees ex-boss Lord Hall resign post

Toby Helm and Vanessa Thorpe

22, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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