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The Invisible Man review – an ingenious show you’ll want to see again
Constantly surprising, this fresh take on the ‘it’s behind you!’ routine leaves its young audience asking ‘how did they do that?’

Chris Wiegand

05, Jun, 2023 @10:23 AM

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We interrupt this broadcaster: why did Winston Churchill try to seize the BBC?
In 1926, with the General Strike looming and the right warning of a Bolshevik revolution, the BBC found itself in a dreadful dilemma. Writer Jack Thorne on why he turned this into ‘a love letter to people in authority’

Charlotte Higgins

05, Jun, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The Card review – a sparkling adaptation of Arnold Bennett’s rags-to-riches comic novel
Conrad Nelson’s fast-flowing production, which races through time and space, exemplifies the ingenuity of regional theatre

Clare Brennan

04, Jun, 2023 @10:30 AM

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The week in theatre: Aspects of Love; Rose; The Shape of Things – review
A superb cast, including opera star Danielle de Niese, elevates Andrew Lloyd Webber’s plodding 80s musical; Maureen Lipman gives a one-woman masterclass; and Neil LaBute’s romcom gets a sharp, funny revival

Kate Kellaway

04, Jun, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Kennedy Junior Muntanga, Ed Mitchell and Petronella Wiehahn review – full of promise
This triple bill proves that the Place’s annual Resolution festival can be relied on for thoughtful new choreography, skilfully danced

Sarah Crompton

04, Jun, 2023 @8:00 AM

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‘I want it to feel quite feral’: Rebecca Frecknall on staging Romeo and Juliet
From Cabaret to Streetcar, the West End’s hottest director Rebecca Frecknall has a reputation for finding leads who put bums on seats. ‘I just go on my gut,’ she says

Kate Wyver

02, Jun, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Surfing the Holyland review – balanced view of Israel from a surfboard
An Ohioan moves to Israel in this charming solo performance which offers a fresh perspective on the Middle East – plus ukulele songs

Arifa Akbar

02, Jun, 2023 @11:12 AM

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Scenes from the Climate Era review – the world’s biggest story, told in 50 plays over 80 minutes
David Finnigan’s latest work is kaleidoscopic, using darkly comedic short plays to tell a much grander tale of tragedy, hope and catastrophe

Cassie Tongue

02, Jun, 2023 @3:17 AM

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‘Rare talent’: Kiln artistic director stands down after 10 years
Indhu Rubasingham’s legacy includes rebrand of north London theatre and bringing culturally diverse voices to stage

Geneva Abdul

01, Jun, 2023 @3:24 PM

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Badly behaved theatregoers: ‘A woman urinated in a stairwell adjacent to where we were sitting’
Guardian readers share their experiences of appalling audience antics, including heckling, eating sushi and being sick in the seats

Tom Ambrose

01, Jun, 2023 @1:46 PM

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I, Daniel Blake review – Kafkaesque benefits story rekindles righteous anger
Politicians’ glib statements frame the struggles of one man confounded by a bewildering welfare system, in an adaptation of the Ken Loach film that both moves and provokes

Mark Fisher

01, Jun, 2023 @11:25 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Blues for An Alabama Sky, Macbeth and more
Our roundup of drama to enjoy at home includes the National Theatre’s Pearl Cleage revival and David Tennant taking on the Scottish king for the first time

Chris Wiegand

01, Jun, 2023 @5:00 AM

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