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The Death and Life of All of Us review – bumpy travels with a mysterious great aunt
Victor Esses’ reflections on his elusive Lebanese-Italian relative are told with easy, open warmth but never quite knit together

Kate Wyver

04, Apr, 2024 @9:52 AM

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The Odyssey: It’s a Really Really Really Long Journey review – Behold, Telemachus the mummy’s boy!
Unicorn theatre, London
Even a cyclops can get lonely, even a parent can make a mistake … this electric rendering of the classic is for all the family as Odysseus’s son takes centre stage

Kate Wyver

28, Mar, 2024 @11:10 AM

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Priscilla the Party! review – jukebox musical dances back to a desert of divas
The 90s movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is celebrated in a chaotic night that’s played for fun

Kate Wyver

25, Mar, 2024 @11:59 PM

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‘The story of being a burden has been told too many times’: how dementia-friendly theatre is changing the narrative
From specifically adapted performances to telling new stories about memory, drama groups are innovating with music, movement and wordless performance to bring the joy of theatre to everyone

Kate Wyver

22, Mar, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon review – Bridgerton’s Charithra Chandran glows and rages
Chandran is brilliantly bratty in Rosie Day’s one-woman story of vulnerability masked by sarcasm and bravado

Kate Wyver

18, Mar, 2024 @11:20 AM

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Check tickets, play a dragon, feed the cat: the volunteers who go all out to keep theatres going
Offering up their time and energy, unpaid staff have become a crucial support for an embattled industry. They explain what’s in it for them

Kate Wyver

01, Mar, 2024 @11:24 AM

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Hir review – Felicity Huffman wreaks havoc in Taylor Mac’s black comedy
A rich and messy revival explores ideas of belonging, with the Desperate Housewives star playing a determinedly indifferent matriarch

Kate Wyver

22, Feb, 2024 @10:56 AM

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The playwrights fighting for the NHS: ‘We only engage in a moment of crisis’
From Michael Sheen’s portrayal of the organisation’s founder to a frank tale of the modern challenges faced by its staff, theatres are exploring the history, and fragile future, of our health service

Kate Wyver

16, Feb, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Dear Octopus review – Lindsay Duncan leads a warm drama about a bickering family
Dodie Smith’s play presents a beautifully drawn, four-generation celebration of a golden wedding anniversary on the eve of the second world war

Kate Wyver

15, Feb, 2024 @11:46 AM

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‘That’s impossible!’ Why theatre’s gone mad for magic and wild special effects
Need to make an elephant vanish, an aeroplane take off or a wizard fly? As magic grips the stage, illusionist supremos reveal how they turn the likes of Stranger Things into eye-popping spectaculars

Kate Wyver

29, Jan, 2024 @4:18 PM

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‘I was almost viewing them as a different species’: The Archers star Katie Redford on her new play for and about young people
The actor and playwright had to ‘posh it up’ for the role of Lily Pargetter in the radio soap. For her latest drama, she enlisted hundreds of young collaborators to ensure she got their voices just right

Kate Wyver

19, Jan, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch review – a chaotic camp delight
The Divine-inspired villain of The Little Mermaid and her rag-tag band of gay sea creatures reclaim their narrative in a boundlessly energetic, beautifully belted musical parody

Kate Wyver

12, Jan, 2024 @2:00 PM

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