Rachael Stirling

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Private Lives review – Coward’s comedy becomes a stark theatre of cruelty
Stephen Mangan and Rachael Stirling bare their teeth in a show that dials up the violence and sometimes struggles to navigate the humour

Kate Wyver

14, Apr, 2023 @9:48 AM

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Rachael Stirling: ‘Promise me you’ll take out half the swearing?’
The actor on sparring with Stephen Mangan in a new Private Lives, why she didn’t want to be a Bond girl, and what she learned from pulling pints

02, Apr, 2023 @8:30 AM

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The week in theatre: Punchdrunk: The Burnt City; Scandaltown
The immersive theatre trailblazers return with an all-consuming vision of the siege of Troy

Susannah Clapp

24, Apr, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Scandaltown review – smut and silliness in modern Restoration comedy
Mike Bartlett’s rambunctious capers with types including Lady Susan Climber and Matt Eton MP are great fun if not exactly stinging satire

Arifa Akbar

15, Apr, 2022 @1:43 PM

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When Covid shut the theatres, I became my mother’s carer. Returning feels defiant
The pandemic closed the play I was starring in, the last my mum, Diana Rigg, ever saw. Two years on, staging a scandalous new play at the same theatre is cause for celebration

Rachael Stirling

20, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Guy Garvey: ‘Diana Rigg was so brave – and she was a hoot. Camparis at three every day’
Elbow’s frontman on his mother-in-law’s death, the upside of therapy – and finally learning to love sushi

Tim Adams

16, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online
From live streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soon

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

08, Jun, 2021 @7:34 AM

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Love in the Lockdown review – a virtual romance drawn with emotional subtlety
This moreish serial drama finds new terrain with excellent performances from Rachael Stirling and Alec Newman

Arifa Akbar

28, Apr, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Detectorists: a sitcom about amateur archaeologists that's a bonafide heartwarming joy
Each short episode of this charming series about a bumbling small-town metal-detecting club is a perfectly calibrated good mood

Adam Fleet

27, Jan, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Diana Rigg remembered by Mark Gatiss
The actor-writer, who wrote an episode of Doctor Who for Rigg, recalls the joy of seeing her flit effortlessly between serious drama and pure camp

Mark Gatiss

13, Dec, 2020 @8:30 AM

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Life review – hopes and heartaches behind closed doors
Mike Bartlett’s latest drama, set in the same world as his smash-hit Doctor Foster, is a smart exploration of the human condition, with just the right amount of sentimentality

Ellen E Jones

29, Sep, 2020 @9:00 PM

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Dame Diana Rigg obituary | Michael Coveney
Actor who shot to TV stardom in the 1960s as Emma Peel in The Avengers and found new fans as the ruthless Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones

Michael Coveney

10, Sep, 2020 @5:18 PM

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