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The Motive and the Cue review – Gielgud and Burton battle it out
Mark Gatiss and Johnny Flynn star in Jack Thorne’s play about the prickly pair’s 1960s Broadway production of Hamlet

Arifa Akbar

03, May, 2023 @8:42 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Heathers, Alvin Ailey and more
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes Panti Bliss’s drag journey, Athol Fugard’s ballroom dreamers and Alain Platel’s nightmarish dance-theatre

Chris Wiegand

01, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Retrograde; The Secret Life of Bees; Dixon and Daughters – review
Kiln; Almeida; Dorfman, London
In his quickfire new McCarthy-era play, For Black Boys… creator Ryan Calais Cameron speaks his mind; a civil rights musical buzzes with potential; and Deborah Bruce’s domestic abuse drama is full of surprises

Susannah Clapp

30, Apr, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Dixon and Daughters review – comic domestic noir reveals grim shadows
When Mary returns home from prison, there is both humour and horror in store, as Deborah Bruce’s play explores a cycle of abuse

Arifa Akbar

26, Apr, 2023 @1:17 PM

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The week in theatre: Dancing at Lughnasa; Private Lives – review
Brian Friel’s thoughtful 1930s drama remains absorbing, while Noel Coward’s classic has fine cigarette work but fails to ignite

Susannah Clapp

23, Apr, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Sue Laurie obituary
Other lives: Teacher of Alexander technique who helped actors and directors improve their physical and mental approach to stage work

Sophie Laurie

19, Apr, 2023 @4:44 PM

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Dancing at Lughnasa review – an exquisite staging of Brian Friel’s evocative drama
There are superb performances from a cast including Siobhán McSweeney and Ardal O’Hanlon in Josie Rourke’s production

Arifa Akbar

19, Apr, 2023 @11:36 AM

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‘Our identity is being stolen’: survivors plead for halt to dramas about Grenfell
Residents and members of bereaved families call on BBC and National Theatre to scrap productions

Mark Townsend and Vanessa Thorpe

16, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Grenfell fire: National Theatre play to tell survivors’ stories
Production is at centre of collaboration with west London community affected by the disaster

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

12, Apr, 2023 @5:01 AM

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A new start after 60: acting was my teenage dream – now I’m at the National Theatre
Duncan Hess grew up wanting to be an actor, instead becoming a successful director at the BBC. Now he has returned to his first love, and is already walking in the footsteps of the greats

Emma Beddington

13, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Travelling Homer: how the National Theatre is staging a multi-city Odyssey
In episodes developed with communities around England, the production aims to tell ‘a story of resilience and healing and hope’

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

08, Mar, 2023 @9:30 AM

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The week in theatre: Women, Beware the Devil; Romeo and Julie; Shirley Valentine – review
Director Rupert Goold and co have a field day with Lulu Raczka’s elusive new Jacobean folk horror; star-crossed Cardiff teenagers snare hearts and minds; and Sheridan Smith makes Willy Russell’s midlife monologue her own

Susannah Clapp

05, Mar, 2023 @10:30 AM

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