Theatre

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‘The greatest director the world has ever seen’ – actors salute Peter Brook
Adrian Lester stripped back Hamlet with him, Janet Suzman can still hear the audience gasp, Glenda Jackson dug deep for the director and for Frances de la Tour he was incomparable

Interviews by Chris Wiegand

04, Jul, 2022 @3:02 PM

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Peter Brook was a theatrical pathfinder and a man of boundless curiosity
In our many meetings, the director’s conversation was as invigorating as the way he led audiences through the night in his staging of The Mahabharata

Michael Billington

04, Jul, 2022 @1:36 PM

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Trouble in mind: the best film, music, TV, literature and drama for a guilty conscience
From My Name Is Earl’s journey of redemption to Dave’s stirring origin story, our critics recommend art that deals with shame and regret

Miriam Gillinson, Sam Jordison, Jessica Kiang, Danny Leigh Jason Okundaye and Jenessa Williams

04, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Helen Hunt to star in satire at the Old Vic about ‘a highly contagious virus’
Jonathan Spector’s 2018 play Eureka Day, about the social disarray after an outbreak of mumps, will receive its European premiere in September

Chris Wiegand

04, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Peter Brook’s legacy is everywhere in today’s theatre
Restlessly creative, the great director – who has died aged 97 – had an unparalleled ability to conjure a gleaming theatrical image

Andrew Dickson

03, Jul, 2022 @10:34 AM

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Peter Brook obituary
Revered and influential theatre director who took drama out of the auditorium to stages and spaces all over the world

Michael Ratcliffe

03, Jul, 2022 @10:33 AM

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The Card review – cheeky chappy comes up trumps in a twisty tale of social mobility
Wily upstart Denry Machin is played with picaresque charm in a witty adaptation of Arnold Bennett’s novel, empowered by the big, vivid sound of a brass band

Arifa Akbar

03, Jul, 2022 @10:19 AM

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Peter Brook: the great seeker of British theatre
The esteemed British director, who has died aged 97, inspired each new generation of theatre creatives to be more daring and experimental

Mark Lawson

03, Jul, 2022 @10:01 AM

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Peter Brook, influential theatre visionary, dies aged 97
The director’s landmark achievements include a nine-hour Mahabharata, putting Shakespeare on trapezes and directing Olivier, Gielgud and Scofield at the RSC

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

03, Jul, 2022 @9:45 AM

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The week in theatre: Rock/ Paper/ Scissors; The Fellowship
Timing is everything in Chris Bush’s theatre-hopping trio of Sheffield plays; the same goes for Roy Williams’s ill-starred new Windrush generation drama

Susannah Clapp

03, Jul, 2022 @9:30 AM

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On my radar: Bolu Babalola’s cultural highlights
The novelist and comedy writer on her song of the summer, her new favourite sitcom and the brilliance of director Lynette Linton

Killian Fox

02, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Go on, gizza play: Boys from the Blackstuff lives again – on stage
Alan Bleasdale works with Sherwood creator James Graham to revisit TV masterpiece

Vanessa Thorpe

02, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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