Janet McTeer

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The week in theatre: Phaedra; Sylvia; Standing at the Sky’s Edge – review
Lyttelton; Old Vic; Olivier, London
Janet McTeer is mighty in Simon Stone’s electric remaking of myth; dance, not speech, powers Kate Prince’s suffragette musical; and Richard Hawley’s paean to Sheffield finds a home from home

Susannah Clapp

19, Feb, 2023 @10:30 AM

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Phaedra review – Simon Stone’s reimagining flitters from tragedy to comedy
Janet McTeer plays a politician who falls for her dead lover’s son, but even her strong performance cannot save a tonally unsure play

Arifa Akbar

10, Feb, 2023 @12:55 PM

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The Menu review – darkly comic foodie thriller is tasty but undercooked
Toronto film festival: Ralph Fiennes is a sinister chef with a deviously designed menu in a fun, if throwaway, stew of class satire and torture porn

Benjamin Lee in Toronto

11, Sep, 2022 @6:43 PM

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The Exception review – ridiculous, raunchy story of the Kaiser in exile
Lily James, Eddie Marsan and a bewhiskered Christopher Plummer star in the tale of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland, 1940 – when the Nazis come to dinner

Peter Bradshaw

29, Sep, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses review – Janet McTeer brings fire and ice to Broadway
The tale of love and revenge takes an intellectually provocative approach to the 1782 French novel but doesn’t always serve the rather more salacious script

Alexis Soloski

31, Oct, 2016 @2:00 AM

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The Taming of the Shrew review – plenty of spunk, but lacking subtlety
An all-female version of Shakespeare’s problem play starts with a Trump-style announcer at a beauty pageant and ends with a rousing version of Bad Reputation

Alexis Soloski

14, Jun, 2016 @2:00 AM

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Paint It Black review: Amber Tamblyn explores loss in her directorial debut
Alia Shawkat and Janet McTeer excel in Tamblyn’s dark first feature on women struggling in their own ways to cope with the sudden passing of a loved one

Nigel M Smith

14, Jun, 2016 @12:26 AM

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses review – Janet McTeer is a marvel
McTeer revels in the role of the cruel Marquise, opposite Dominic West’s curiously languid partner-in-crime

Susannah Clapp

20, Dec, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses review – Dominic West on love's battlefield
Josie Rourke directs a fine revival of Christopher Hampton’s adaptation, where two jealousy-fuelled aristocrats stumble into the confusions of true love

Michael Billington

18, Dec, 2015 @11:21 AM

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Michelle Dockery, Dominic West and Janet McTeer to star in Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Donmar Warehouse in London to revive Christopher Hampton’s play, adapted from the erotically charged French novel

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

03, Jun, 2015 @6:00 AM

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The 10 best Broadway debuts by Brits – in pictures
As Ewan McGregor and Rupert Grint take to the New York stage, theatre critic Matt Wolf looks back at the most memorable Broadway debuts

Matt Wolf

19, Sep, 2014 @11:00 AM

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The Honourable Woman review: a very human conclusion to a gripping thriller

Julia Raeside: Avoiding lazy pigeonholes of good and evil, Hugo Blick was free to explore the complexities of the people involved in this taut and perfectly controlled thriller

Julia Raeside

22, Aug, 2014 @6:56 AM

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