Maxine Peake

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Kit by Megan Barker audiobook review – the wildness of true friendship laid bare
Maxine Peake narrates a profoundly moving and unsparing hybrid memoir that explores unconditional love, in all its messiness

Fiona Sturges

18, Aug, 2023 @11:00 AM

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They review – Maxine Peake’s powerful delivery leaves us wanting more
The actor’s controlled inner outrage reels us in with this eerily prescient tale from 1977 of a dystopia in which art is criminalised

Arifa Akbar

07, Jul, 2023 @10:05 AM

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‘I need to do this’: Maxine Peake on her daring dystopia play performed in a library
Kay Dick’s novel They was almost forgotten – but its dark predictions are eerily prescient. Perfect fodder for Peake and her new company to bring to life in Manchester

Kate Wyver

30, Jun, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Christopher Eccleston: it would be impossible for me to become an actor today
Theatres such as now-closed Oldham Coliseum vital for northern working-class people, says actor

Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill

01, Apr, 2023 @4:05 PM

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Last night at Oldham Coliseum: a joyful, funny and furious farewell
Maxine Peake and Christopher Eccleston among performers as venue put on final show after losing Arts Council funding

Nick Ahad

01, Apr, 2023 @10:15 AM

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Maxine Peake hits out at threat to ‘vital, vibrant’ Oldham Coliseum
Actor accuses government of ‘further dividing communities’ as 138-year-old theatre faces closure after losing £1.8m grant

Safi Bugel

22, Feb, 2023 @11:27 AM

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A desire for Streetcar: the enduring allure of Tennessee Williams’s tantalising classic
Paul Mescal and Patsy Ferran battle it out in the Almeida’s new production of a poetic drama whose ambiguity is enthralling

Michael Billington

03, Jan, 2023 @6:48 PM

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Betty! A Sort of Musical review – fitfully funny take on the life of Betty Boothroyd
Co-writer Maxine Peake stars as an am-dram actor playing the former Commons speaker in Sarah Frankcom’s end-of-the-pier-style production

Clare Brennan

18, Dec, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Betty! A Sort of Musical review – Maxine Peake brings Boothroyd’s story to the stage
A slightly wonky meta structure involving a team of amdram actors muddles this show about the former MP but it has abundant charm

Catherine Love

09, Dec, 2022 @11:48 AM

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The week in TV: Euphoria; Rules of the Game; Screw; After Life
Euphoria’s crazy teens return wilder than ever; the BBC’s new workplace drama should’ve kept things at the office; and it’s goodbye to Ricky Gervais’s tonally strange After Life

Barbara Ellen

16, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Rules of the Game review – Maxine Peake is barnstorming in a rich, meaty murder mystery
There’s more than workplace sexual politics at stake in this tale of harassment, porn and misogyny: this excellent drama is about the reality of women everywhere

Lucy Mangan

11, Jan, 2022 @10:00 PM

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TV tonight: Maxine Peake takes on office sexual politics in Rules of the Game
The national treasure stars as a COO forced to take a hard look at her workplace. Plus: eager archaeologists wrap up the series in Digging for Britain. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Jack Seale and Ali Catterall

11, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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