Sharon D Clarke

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History review – hostility repeats itself in tale of prejudice and protest
There are spirited performances as Roy Williams explores activism, parenthood and sexuality in this audio drama about black British identity spanning 40 years

Arifa Akbar

23, Sep, 2021 @8:16 AM

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Actor Sharon D Clarke: ‘I’m a 30-year overnight sensation!’
The West End star on singing the blues, why she’s a social worker at heart and being ready to fight for her rights

Lisa O’Kelly

13, Jul, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Death of a Salesman review – Miller's masterwork is given urgent new life
Racial tensions simmer alongside those of class and family as Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke’s American dream unravels

Michael Billington

10, May, 2019 @9:54 AM

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The Inheritance, Company and Come from Away win big at Olivier awards
Subsidised theatre’s impact on West End highlighted by winning productions

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

07, Apr, 2019 @8:15 PM

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Olivier awards: Company and Come from Away lead nominations
The gender-switched Sondheim classic and 9/11 heartwarmer each received nine nominations for the awards, to be held on 7 April

Mark Brown, arts correspondent

05, Mar, 2019 @3:17 PM

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The week in theatre: Caroline, or Change; Goodnight Mister Tom; Robin Hood – review
Sharon D Clarke’s bravura performance in Caroline, or Change reaches London’s West End, tears flow at Goodnight Mister Tom, and a Robin Hood reboot hits the mark

Clare Brennan

30, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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The Life review – down but not out in 80s New York
Even the magnificent Sharon D Clarke can’t make this long and cluttered musical shine as it should

Kate Kellaway

02, Apr, 2017 @6:45 AM

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The Life review – New York's sleazy underbelly gets a musical sparkle
This show about 42nd Street in the 1980s is imaginatively staged with the ever-magnificent Sharon D Clarke but it’s a tough sell

Michael Billington

29, Mar, 2017 @11:00 PM

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom review – a terrific August Wilson revival
Sharon D Clarke as the ‘mother of the blues’ leads a superb cast in Dominic Cooke’s knockout production

Susannah Clapp

07, Feb, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom review – August Wilson's blues still electrify
This big, bold piece about 1920s race relations is a play of passion and power, starring a majestic Sharon D Clarke as the bisexual singer

Michael Billington

03, Feb, 2016 @12:33 PM

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Sharon D Clarke: from Holby City to siren songs
Sharon D Clarke studied to be a social worker before becoming a doctor … on Holby City. Now she’s an Olivier award-winning stage star, singing the blues in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. She talks roles, racism - and the year her voice broke

Mark Lawson

17, Jan, 2016 @3:00 PM

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Mother Goose review – Hackney panto is well worth a gander
Olivier award-winners Clive Rowe and Sharon D Clarke lead the fun in this boisterous Faust-with-feathers panto, writes Lyn Gardner

Lyn Gardner

01, Dec, 2014 @4:17 PM

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