Maxine Peake

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Decades review – it’s curtain up to terror and rage from Simon Armitage and Maxine Peake
The poet and actor are among six writers whose short monologues span the theatre’s 50 years – from the Yorkshire Ripper to a post-lockdown future

Catherine Love

23, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Leeds Playhouse marks 50 years with dramas rolling back the decades
Alice Nutter, Simon Armitage and Maxine Peake will contribute to season offering a ‘northern perspective’ on how life has changed since the 1970s

Chris Wiegand

15, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Transmissions: the Definitive Story: Lights Out: From the Ashes of New Cross - review
A brilliant podcast series offers treasures old and new for Joy Division fans, and Radio 4 revisits the 1981 New Cross fire

Miranda Sawyer

31, Oct, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Nights in the Gardens of Spain & Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet review – fetish with flair
Tamsin Greig flutters while Maxine Peake is uproarious in a fiendish double bill from Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads series

Susannah Clapp

11, Oct, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Nights in the Gardens of Spain and Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet review – pain and passion in Bennett duo
Tamsin Greig and Maxine Peake play long-suffering women, gravely put-upon by the men in their lives, in Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads

Arifa Akbar

02, Oct, 2020 @12:37 PM

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Maureen Lipman: 'I'd have to be stark raving mad to support Boris Johnson'
Trans actors, Palestine, Tony Blair, typecasting, socialists with multiple houses … as she stars in Rose, a play that covers everything from the Holocaust to the six-day war, the actor lets rip

Zoe Williams

18, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Diane Morgan: ‘It sounds mad that I wrote, directed and star in Mandy. Like I’m Orson Welles'
The motherland star on being showrunner on her new sitcom, working with famous friends – and being distantly related to Bet Lynch

Michael Hogan

02, Aug, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Starmer faces backlash from leftwing MPs over Long-Bailey sacking
Labour MPs including Jeremy Corbyn met with the party leader to express concerns

Heather Stewart Political editor

26, Jun, 2020 @10:54 AM

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Rebecca Long-Bailey sacking reignites Labour turmoil over antisemitism
Swift decision by Keir Starmer is praised by Jewish groups but condemned by Labour left

Peter Walker, Heather Stewart and Severin Carrell

25, Jun, 2020 @9:03 PM

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Sunday with Maxine Peake: ‘If it was up to me, it would be crumpets’
The actor tells Michael Segalov about big breakfasts, old LPs and loving being at home

Michael Segalov

21, Jun, 2020 @5:45 AM

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Jodie Comer to star in new BBC production of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads
The series has already begun filming at Elstree, following distancing guidelines, and will feature 10 of the original monologues as well as two new ones written by Bennett

Toby Moses

28, Apr, 2020 @8:51 AM

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Play on! 12 of the best Shakespeare productions to stream
Theatres may be closed but you can celebrate the Bard’s birthday on Thursday by watching one of his plays online

Chris Wiegand

22, Apr, 2020 @11:06 AM

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