Frances Barber

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The week in theatre: Hamlet; Anna X; Lava – review
Ian McKellen’s assurance as the Prince of Denmark is a double-edged sword

Susannah Clapp

25, Jul, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Hamlet review – Ian McKellen’s risky prince reveals method in the madness
The actor brings brilliant nuance and daring to his part in an age-blind production marred by some eccentric decisions

Arifa Akbar

21, Jul, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Trick or Treat review – gangsters, sushi and Blackpool hallucinations
Seaside shenanigans ensue after an apparent hit-and-run accident in this slapdash, mildly amusing thriller

Leslie Felperin

04, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Steven Moffat writes play inspired by perils of holiday friendship
Ex-Doctor Who showrunner’s latest work, The Unfriend, will be at Chichester Festival theatre

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

13, Feb, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Edinburgh fringe roundup: smut, stalkers and supremely silly slapstick
From the big stage to a dripping cave and someone’s front room, performers run the gamut from light to dark

Rebecca Nicholson

11, Aug, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Musik review – Pet Shop Boys' musical evokes Warhol, Dalí and Nico
Frances Barber stars as Zelig-like chanteuse Billie Trix, in this one-woman spinoff from the band and Jonathan Harvey’s 2001 musical Closer to Heaven

Mark Fisher

08, Aug, 2019 @10:14 AM

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Frances Barber: ‘Everybody in LA’s on prescription drugs but they frown on a glass of wine’
The actor on starring in a new Pet Shop Boys musical, her addiction to Twitter and Strictly, and the impossibility of avoiding Brexit chat

Michael Hogan

27, Jul, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Edinburgh festival 2019: 50 theatre, comedy and dance shows to see
There’s a Belle and Sebastian play, a show in a hair salon, Frances Barber performing Pet Shop Boys songs and top comics including Josie Long and Stephen Fry. Here’s our guide to the world’s biggest arts festival

Mark Fisher, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

14, Jun, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Actor Frances Barber claims Uber driver said she was 'disgustingly dressed'
Taxi firm launches investigation after Barber tweeted that a ‘sharia Uber driver’ told her she should not be out late at night

Jessica Elgot

24, Nov, 2015 @1:48 PM

Why the 'No more Page 3 in The Sun' campaign is gaining momentum

Roy Greenslade notes the way in which the opposition to topless women in Britain's top tabloid has gained increasing support

Roy Greenslade

06, Aug, 2013 @10:30 AM

Portrait of the Artist - in pictures

The Guardian's Portrait of the Artist series is about to get its own exhibition. Interviewer Laura Barnett tells the inside stories behind the stunning photographs – including Antony Sher reliving his cocaine habit, Wes Anderson revealing his dislike of tapestry, and Macy Gray talking about a 90-year-old green person

Laura Barnett

25, Mar, 2013 @7:00 AM

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May I Kill U? – review

Stuart Urban's comedy about a vigilante policeman is witty and ruthless, writes Philip French

Philip French

13, Jan, 2013 @12:01 AM

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