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We Started to Sing review – Barney Norris’s fragmented family ode
A tender series of vignettes explore family dynamics in Barney Norris’s personal play, but it needs some sand in the oyster

Arifa Akbar

24, May, 2022 @2:16 PM

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Corrina, Corrina review – onboard battle gets lost at sea
Chloë Moss’s play about a female officer who joins an all-male crew on a cargo ship skims the surface of its issues

Mark Fisher

24, May, 2022 @2:05 PM

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Circa: Sacre review – an original and awesome Stravinsky reboot
Australian circus group Circa debuts a beautifully detailed interpretation of The Rite of Spring

Lyndsey Winship

24, May, 2022 @11:58 AM

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Not Now review – sparky comedy about Belfast, belonging and the Bard
An aspiring actor considers a move from Northern Ireland to London in this witty two-hander by Cyprus Avenue’s David Ireland

Mark Fisher

24, May, 2022 @9:17 AM

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In capturing the changing face of Britain, playwrights explain us to ourselves | Michael Billington
Beth Steel’s The House of Shades unites national politics and private lives through the fortunes of a working-class family from 1965 to 2019

Michael Billington

23, May, 2022 @4:17 PM

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Everyday review – witchy rituals and a search for safety
Deafinitely Theatre’s evocative and tender show was inspired by real stories of abuse against deaf women and non-binary people

Kate Wyver

23, May, 2022 @11:29 AM

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Oh Mother review – clever collage on the messy truth of parenting
Combining music, dance and drama, RashDash’s latest show attempts to find meaning in the mayhem of birth and family

Catherine Love

23, May, 2022 @9:04 AM

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‘None of it has felt insurmountable’: Amanda Abbington on Sherlock, separation and her fiancé’s nightmare fall
After her show-stealing turn in the Steven Moffat drama, the actor is returning to comedy with his play The Unfriend. She talks about why funny women intimidate men, her daredevil partner – and coping with the accident that befell him

Arifa Akbar

23, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Two Palestinians Go Dogging review – devastatingly human portrait of conflict sears itself on the mind
Set two decades into the future, in Palestinian territories that are still occupied, Sami Ibrahim’s play is a startlingly bold tragicomedy and a furious call to action

Arifa Akbar

23, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Lotus Beauty review – salon-set social issues drama only goes skin deep
Satinder Kaur Chohan’s all-female play raises serious issues affecting women in London’s south Asian community, but the confused, sitcomy tone is frustratingly like Goodness Gracious Me

Arifa Akbar

22, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Backstage at Rella, a vibrant drag musical retelling of Cinderella
The team behind this new Adelaide show talk about beauty standards and introducing children to drag

Jane Howard

22, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Chris Taylor obituary
Other lives: Theatre publicist who set up an agency to champion new writers

Jackie Elliman

22, May, 2022 @4:41 PM

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