Menier Chocolate Factory

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Habeas Corpus review – Canon Throbbing is back in tragically unfunny farce
Patrick Marber revives Alan Bennett’s 1973 comedy with its trouserless salesman, randy vicar and retrograde Britishness

Arifa Akbar

14, Dec, 2021 @1:05 PM

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Brian & Roger: A Highly Offensive Play review – podcast duo’s OTT exploits
The misadventures of a hapless hero led astray by his false friend are funny but don’t quite fill three dimensions

Brian Logan

02, Nov, 2021 @1:41 PM

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The week in theatre: Indecent; NW Trilogy; East Is East – review
Cultural identity unites a Jewish writer’s shockingly radical play, diverse tales from Kilburn and Ayub Khan Din’s 1996 classic

Kate Kellaway

19, Sep, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Indecent review – a brainy play staged with the panache of a musical
Seven actors share 42 roles in Rebecca Taichman’s stunning production of Paula Vogel’s Tony award-winner about a controversial queer Yiddish play

Mark Lawson

14, Sep, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Indecent proposal: the queer Yiddish play that led to an obscenity trial and a Broadway hit
At university, director Rebecca Taichman and playwright Paula Vogel were both drawn to Sholem Asch’s 1907 sensation God of Vengeance. Their show about its controversy now hits London

David Jays

14, Sep, 2021 @12:10 PM

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The week in theatre: Fairview; The Boy Friend; The Wolf of Wall Street – review
Don’t be fooled by the cosy setting of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s dazzling, disconcerting Pulitzer prize-winner

Kate Kellaway

08, Dec, 2019 @10:30 AM

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The Boy Friend review – an exuberant jaunt to the Riviera
This pitch-perfect revival of Sandy Wilson’s 1953 musical is a positive invitation to dance

Michael Billington

04, Dec, 2019 @10:39 AM

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Sanditon and The Watsons: TV and theatre finish what Austen started
Unfinished Jane Austen novels have been adapted for television and the stage. Theatre’s room for experiment delivers the most satisfying imaginative leap

Michael Billington

01, Oct, 2019 @11:37 AM

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Bridges of Madison County review – sober musical take on tale of late-flowering love
With two excellent lead performances at its heart, Trevor Nunn’s production of the musical version of the bestselling love story is focused and sober

Michael Billington

24, Jul, 2019 @10:18 AM

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Orpheus Descending review – Tennessee Williams’ melodrama back from the dead
Hattie Morahan and Seth Numrich help breathe new life into Williams’ strange and clumsy southern gothic

Michael Billington

16, May, 2019 @10:54 AM

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The week in theatre: The Phlebotomist; The Bay at Nice; Emilia – review
Debut playwright Ella Road conjures a potent dystopia, Penelope Wilton is perfection in a sharp David Hare revival, and Shakespeare’s Dark Lady finds her voice

Susannah Clapp

31, Mar, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The Bay at Nice review – David Hare's battle of duty and desire
Penelope Wilton gives a fine turn as an understated heroine in this revival of Hare’s play about a one-time pupil of Matisse

Michael Billington

20, Mar, 2019 @10:54 AM

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