Kathryn Hunter

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Mud, murder and homemade schnapps: eco-thriller Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead roars back
As Complicité’s Simon McBurney brings Olga Tokarczuk’s feminist detective story to the stage, the pair discuss its eccentric sleuth, isolated landscape and climate alarm

Claire Armitstead

24, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Theatre world pays tribute after death of Marcello Magni
Italian actor, who often worked with his wife Kathryn Hunter, was a co-founder of Complicité, a gifted clown and a voiceover artist for Pingu

Chris Wiegand

19, Sep, 2022 @10:11 AM

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The week in theatre: Patriots; The Tempest; King Lear
Tom Hollander excels in Peter Morgan’s incisive oligarch drama; Deborah Warner directs a fine Tempest; and Michelle Terry plays both the Fool and Cordelia to Kathryn Hunter’s Lear

Susannah Clapp

17, Jul, 2022 @9:30 AM

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King Lear review – Kathryn Hunter’s frail, fond old ruler almost unbearably affecting
Back in the role she first played in 1997, Hunter uses her extraordinary transformative powers to show us the king as a geriatric child at the head of a disintegrating nation

Mark Lawson

19, Jun, 2022 @12:06 PM

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The week in theatre: Two Billion Beats; Running With Lions; The Forest; The Chairs – review
A Hindu schoolgirl challenges all around her; Toby Stephens and Gina McKee star in Florian Zeller’s sketchy new play; and Kathryn Hunter excels in a frisky reworking of Ionescu

Susannah Clapp

20, Feb, 2022 @10:30 AM

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The Chairs review – slapstick sadness from a spine-shiveringly good duo
Kathryn Hunter and Marcello Magni are perfectly grotesque in this timely revival of Eugène Ionesco’s absurdist classic

Arifa Akbar

11, Feb, 2022 @1:32 PM

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The Tragedy of Macbeth review – Denzel Washington delivers a noirish nightmare
Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand hit top form in Joel Coen’s austere reimagining of Shakespeare’s Scottish bloodbath

Peter Bradshaw

31, Dec, 2021 @10:06 AM

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Actor Kathryn Hunter: ‘I gravitated towards male roles because men are given more interesting things to do’
The theatre star on the car crash that transformed her life, changing her name for work – and playing all three witches in Joel Coen’s new film of Macbeth

Kate Kellaway

12, Dec, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Kathryn Hunter: how theatre guru Jerzy Grotowski changed my life
They never met but the brilliant Polish theatre-maker and theorist had a huge influence on Kathryn Hunter. On the 20th anniversary of his death, she celebrates his radical methods

Interview by Chris Wiegand

14, Jan, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Timon of Athens review – Kathryn Hunter lays waste to wealth worship
A searing central performance lays waste to Shakespeare’s men’s-club vision in this searing study of human greed

Michael Billington

14, Dec, 2018 @12:30 PM

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One Green Bottle review – apocalyptic farce mixes Beckett with kabuki
Kathryn Hunter is the patriarch in Hideki Noda’s strange, yet ultimately moving, family tale that draws on Japanese tradition

Lyn Gardner

01, May, 2018 @4:55 PM

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Out of Blixen review – patchwork portrait with stilts, knives and bloody gloves
Kathryn Hunter is magnetic as Out of Africa author Karen Blixen, but this busy staging of four of her stories fails to illuminate her enigmatic character

Corrie Tan

10, Apr, 2017 @1:44 PM

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