Theatre

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The Guardian view on theatres in crisis: a moment to take stock | Editorial
Editorial: By cancelling all its shows from March, the Oldham Coliseum has thrown down a challenge to both central and local government

Editorial

03, Feb, 2023 @5:25 PM

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How Not to Drown review – a child asylum seeker’s brutal true story
Kosovan refugee Dritan Kastrati looks back at the struggles of his arduous journey and his troubling experiences in London

Arifa Akbar

03, Feb, 2023 @1:53 PM

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The Tempest review – Alex Kingston is a magnificent Prospero
Climate catastrophe and power struggles dominate Elizabeth Freestone’s RSC interpretation of Shakespeare’s play

Mark Lawson

03, Feb, 2023 @12:52 PM

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Wave of protest plays staged as UK theatres face closures and staff shortages
In several new productions, playwrights explore the cost of living crisis as their industry reels from funding cuts, cancellations and low wages

Ella Braidwood

03, Feb, 2023 @12:06 PM

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Your ultimate Brisbane events guide: the best things to do this weekend, and what’s on through February
From blockbuster exhibitions and stage shows to a feast of live music – here are the best things happening in your city in February

Steph Harmon, Sian Cain, Janine Israel, Anna McGahan and Michael Sun

02, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The Trial of Josie K review – kidding around with Kafka
Inspired by the classic novel, this play for children leads its young heroine through surreal encounters with bureaucracy – and a giant rabbit

Chris Wiegand

02, Feb, 2023 @11:45 AM

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Kit Hesketh-Harvey, screenwriter, composer and lyricist, dies aged 65
The British entertainer said to be a favourite of King Charles, whose credits ranged from Merchant Ivory and opera to The Vicar of Dibley, has died

Tim Jonze

02, Feb, 2023 @11:05 AM

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Titus Andronicus review – a patriarchy hellbent on self-destruction
Heirs and spares fight under a sleazeball Roman emperor and candles take a hammering in a brilliantly provocative show with an all-female ensemble

Claire Armitstead

02, Feb, 2023 @10:49 AM

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2:22: A Ghost Story review – Cheryl’s West End debut is a thunderous fright night
The singer is convincing in the role (first played by Lily Allen) of a mother who hears spooky noises at night in Danny Robins’ well-oiled, blackly comic chiller

Arifa Akbar

02, Feb, 2023 @9:22 AM

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A Broadcast Coup review – a wry #MeToo comedy with all too familiar characters
Melanie Tait draws from her own broadcast background in this witty study of a misbehaving radio host and his cut-throat nemesis – though not all the jokes land

Cassie Tongue

02, Feb, 2023 @3:25 AM

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Bill’s 44th review – tender and boozy puppet party
A Beckettian sense of dread pervades Dorothy James and Andy Manjuck’s show about a wistful middle-aged man’s attempts to keep the darkness at bay

Chris Wiegand

01, Feb, 2023 @10:41 AM

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Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons review – Aidan Turner and Jenna Coleman star in sharp drama
Josie Rourke’s West End revival of Sam Steiner’s fringe hit really lifts when the show’s starry duo drop their romcom routine

Arifa Akbar

01, Feb, 2023 @9:14 AM

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