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Romeo & Juliet review – speedy 2-Tone adaptation lacks nuance
This stripped-back, teen-oriented version crowbars ad-libs into the text that mess with the dramatic rhythm

Miriam Gillinson

24, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Jean-Daniel Broussé: (le) Pain review – baker’s son gets a rise in this playful, affecting mime
Broussé brings a tale of baking and suffering to glorious life in this much-kneeded autobiographical show

Clare Brennan

23, Jan, 2022 @11:30 AM

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The week in theatre: Moulin Rouge! The Musical; Conundrum – review
A razzle-dazzle adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s Parisian pop jukebox triumphs through force of glitz, while a new play about race gets lost in abstraction

Susannah Clapp

23, Jan, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Raymonda review – passion carries Tamara Rojo’s parting shot
The plot’s still a problem but the dancers give their all in the outgoing ENB artistic director’s bold attempt to bring an old classic in from the cold

Sarah Crompton

22, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Fatal Attraction review – stage thriller is an affair to forget
The 1987 revenge movie returns as a play, with Kym Marsh starring as a blandly monstrous ‘bunny boiler’ spurned by her married lover

Ryan Gilbey

21, Jan, 2022 @11:00 PM

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The tragedy of our current political farce | Letter
Letter: Is the time not ripe for a new production of Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, asks Dr Jonathan Punt

Letters

21, Jan, 2022 @5:46 PM

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Whodunnit? Ask Emma Thompson and her surprise super-sleuths
Ian McKellen and Sanjeev Bhaskar will also take to stage and solve a crime without rehearsal in starry fundraising drama at London theatre

Mark Lawson

21, Jan, 2022 @3:42 PM

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Songs of glaze: Great British Bake Off musical to hit the stage this summer
Show scored by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary is set to become summer’s hot ticket and will premiere in Cheltenham in July

Chris Wiegand

21, Jan, 2022 @9:32 AM

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical review – wonderfully wild but close to karaoke
With pyrotechnics, a looming elephant, scenery to die for and a cast with energy to burn, this revival only falters when it tries to update the tunes

Kate Wyver

20, Jan, 2022 @11:00 PM

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Conundrum review – intense existential crisis gets lost in abstraction
Anthony Ofoegbu portrays a man at the end of his tether, but this play gives frustratingly few clues as to how he got there

Miriam Gillinson

20, Jan, 2022 @11:31 AM

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Anthony Noack: The Preacher review – standup sermon falls flat
Noack’s attempts to compare comedy routines to evangelising would have been more persuasive with discernible jokes

Brian Logan

19, Jan, 2022 @1:26 PM

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English National Ballet: Raymonda review – a bold, lavish refit of the Petipa classic
Coliseum, London
Even if the drama disappoints in parts, the music and dancing in Tamara Rojo’s brave, inventive take on the 19th-century, will-she-won’t-she love story is a delight

Sanjoy Roy

19, Jan, 2022 @11:06 AM

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