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The Trials review – tomorrow’s children hold us to account for climate crimes
In a near-future world on fire, a jury of 12 young people listen to testimony from the ‘dinosaur’ generation

Arifa Akbar

17, Aug, 2022 @12:29 PM

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Tikkun Olam review – gripping dissection of identity politics and the culture wars
Centred around a proposed Holocaust memorial, this debut from playwright Teunkie Van Der Sluijs probes the intersections of Black and Jewish identity with an eloquent flair

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01, Aug, 2022 @5:30 AM

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe review – a dark, riveting revamp
This exhilarating production of CS Lewis’s timeless tale delivers spellbinding spectacle, wartime drama and perfect puppetry

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29, Jul, 2022 @1:48 PM

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Francesca Martinez: ‘It’s hard living in a world that can’t handle difference’
The self-described ‘wobbly’ comedian is returning to her first love, acting, with a hard-hitting play about the collision of disability and austerity

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28, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Yeast Nation: The Triumph of Life review – a defeat for theatre
Musical set on the prehistoric ocean floor and starring singing yeast particles is a swampy mess

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27, Jul, 2022 @12:25 PM

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Chasing Hares review – factory drama moulds its own subversive power play
Sonali Bhattacharyya intriguingly exposes the exploitative dynamics of the global gig economy through the lens of a Bengali jatra theatre group

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26, Jul, 2022 @1:27 PM

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101 Dalmatians review – puppyish enthusiasm can’t save a patchy production
This family musical and adorable puppets will keep the kids happy, but parents might wish they could go walkies

Arifa Akbar

24, Jul, 2022 @12:42 PM

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The Darkest Part of the Night review – a powerful portrayal of autism and prejudice
Zodwa Nyoni’s hard-hitting play takes us into the mind of Dwight, growing up with his Black British family in 1980s Leeds and in the present day

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22, Jul, 2022 @12:32 PM

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Closer review – Patrick Marber’s daring drama turns 25
This intimate story of four-way romantic damage gains an extra edge in Clare Lizzimore’s slick revival

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21, Jul, 2022 @4:10 PM

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Crazy for You review – spine-tingling musical is a giddy thrill
Instantly infectious melodies, superb choreography and irresistible comedy are met with astonishing performances in this lovable show

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20, Jul, 2022 @2:11 PM

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Much Ado About Nothing review – screwball Shakespeare goes with a swing
Simon Godwin masterfully directs a slick production starring Katherine Parkinson and John Heffernan

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19, Jul, 2022 @11:43 AM

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Odds On review – Dante Or Die’s compelling online gambling drama
Fiona Watson plays a GP who is drawn, at retirement, into an immersive game that threatens to swallow her up

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18, Jul, 2022 @12:32 PM

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