Anton Chekhov

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The Cherry Orchard review – Katie Mitchell presents the view from the trees
The director’s latest eco-theatre production gives us fragments of Chekhov’s dialogue and a searing reading of our relationship with nature

Catherine Love

28, Nov, 2022 @11:13 AM

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The week in theatre: Handbagged; The Cherry Orchard; Clutch – review
Moira Buffini’s damning satire imagining the Queen’s weekly meetings with Margaret Thatcher acquires poignancy; James Macdonald directs Chekhov in outer space; and a driving lesson for us all

Kate Kellaway

25, Sep, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The Cherry Orchard review – Chekhov in space
Vinay Patel’s sci-fi adaptation boldly goes into the future on a rickety starship while exploring entrenched hierarchies and class

Miriam Gillinson

14, Sep, 2022 @11:22 AM

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From King Charles III to King Lear: what theatre tells us about taking the throne
Mike Bartlett’s 2014 play anticipated a constitutional crisis, while playwrights including Shakespeare and Chekhov have shown how traumatic a transfer of power can be

Michael Billington

12, Sep, 2022 @11:35 AM

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The week in theatre: The Seagull; The Southbury Child; Richard III
The action’s all in the detail in Jamie Lloyd’s spellbound Chekhov; Alex Jennings excels as a vicar refusing to find the common touch; and Richard III falls short of its health warning

Susannah Clapp

10, Jul, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The Seagull review – woodchip-walled Chekhov is hypnotic
Emilia Clarke and Indira Varma star in Jamie Lloyd’s stripped-back West End production which asks probing questions about performance

Arifa Akbar

07, Jul, 2022 @10:59 PM

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Emilia Clarke: ‘The best place in the world is backstage at a theatre’
The Game of Thrones star on her self-doubt as the hit show took off, her decision to write about her brain aneurysms and showing her love through baking

Kathryn Bromwich

26, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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In brief: A Swim in a Pond in the Rain; The Slow Road to Tehran; Drift – review
George Saunders leads a writing masterclass, Rebecca Lowe goes on a cycling adventure and Caryl Lewis makes a magical English-language fiction debut

Ben East

01, May, 2022 @10:30 AM

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The Cherry Orchard review – Ian McKellen is brilliantly poignant in resonant adaptation
Artfully combining clumsiness with precision, McKellen’s Firs is the highlight of a production marked by arresting gestures and modern parallels

Mark Lawson

14, Oct, 2021 @8:27 AM

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Smoking Is Bad for You review – Chekhov with a breath of fresh air
Ali Watt is superb in an adaptation of two Chekhov short stories in this pioneering theatre’s fine new outdoor space

Clare Brennan

29, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Sex Education’s Aimee Lou Wood: ‘I was in so much pain underneath it all’
The Bafta-winning star talks about stage fright, embarrassing scenes, and the torment that lay behind her desire to please people

Barbara Ellen

28, Aug, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Take risks and tell the truth: how to write a great short story
Drawing on writers from Anton Chekhov to Kit de Waal, Donal Ryan explores the art of writing short fiction. Plus Chris Power on the best books for budding short story writers

Donal Ryan

14, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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