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The Fosdyke Saga was a brilliant load of tripe | Letters
Letters: Maxine Peake’s idea of a musical about a ‘northern tripe dynasty’ reminds Michael Church of Bill Tidy and Alan Plater’s production


05, Dec, 2021 @5:38 PM

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Brian Clark obituary
Playwright and television writer best known for Whose Life Is It Anyway?

Anthony Hayward

05, Dec, 2021 @5:06 PM

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Sleeping Beauty review – mirth-filled frolics with a pinprick of pathos
This year’s edition of the annual King’s panto is a slickly timed, high-spirited affair stuffed with daft jokes, and a moving tribute to the late company member Andy Gray

Mark Fisher

05, Dec, 2021 @2:38 PM

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Yes So I Said Yes review – an angry loyalist’s dog’s life
This crackling production of David Ireland’s caustic portrait of a troubled former gunman is close up and in your face

Susannah Clapp

05, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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From a joyous Mancunian Wiz to the most charming of Beasts – the best Christmas family shows
The Railway Children reduces our critic to tears, and a topical take on The Wizard of Oz blows her away as festive family shows return with a bang

Clare Brennan

05, Dec, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Robert Holman, ‘extraordinary and influential’ playwright, dies aged 69
Tributes paid to British dramatist acclaimed for works including German Skerries, Across Oka and A Breakfast of Eels

Chris Wiegand

04, Dec, 2021 @3:09 PM

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On my radar: Adjoa Andoh’s cultural highlights
The actor on her hopes for Brixton’s new theatre, an offbeat western and the sophistication of African art

Killian Fox

04, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Mel Brooks on losing the loves of his life: ‘People know how good Carl Reiner was, but not how great’
From best friend Carl Reiner to wife Anne Bancroft, the great comic has had to face great loss. But even in the middle of a pandemic, the 95-year-old is still finding ways to laugh

Hadley Freeman

04, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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From a Sex and the City sequel to Halo Infinite: a complete guide to this week’s entertainment
Whether you’re after a big old bug invasion, the return of Carrie Bradshaw or Kehinde Wiley’s takes on grand European landscapes, our critics have your plans for the week covered

04, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice review – lively tale lacks hocus-focus
A lovable orphan at a low-rent Hogwarts makes her impostor syndrome disappear in a lively reimagining with fun theatrical illusions

Mark Fisher

03, Dec, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Antony Sher on acting: ‘You have simply got to be honest’
Antony Sher was not only a superb performer but also an insightful observer on the craft of acting and the theatre – as shown in these extracts

Chris Wiegand

03, Dec, 2021 @5:45 PM

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Measure for Measure review – Shakespeare’s problem play gets a 1970s makeover
There are strong performances in this tale of sex, power and morality reimagined by director Blanche McIntyre

Arifa Akbar

03, Dec, 2021 @5:30 PM

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