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The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English review – slow-bloom show full of familial love
The conflicts of not fully knowing your family’s language are to the fore in writer and actor Tania Nwachukwu’s play

Anya Ryan

01, Dec, 2022 @10:00 PM

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The Wind in the Wilton’s review – Mr Toad and pals take on weaselly property developers
Piers Torday’s update of the children’s classic brings Kenneth Grahame’s animals to modern-day London

David Jays

01, Dec, 2022 @8:00 PM

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The Rock’n’Roll Panto Red Riding Hood review – music is the star in an Everyman institution
The eponymous fairytale does not lend itself easily to panto – requiring some princely interference – but the cast is exuberant

Mark Fisher

01, Dec, 2022 @11:20 AM

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Othello review – Clint Dyer makes this tragedy feel utterly new
Giles Terera stars in a thrilling production with a radical climax that explores the domestic violence in Shakespeare’s play

Arifa Akbar

01, Dec, 2022 @6:01 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Age of Rage, A Scary Little Tempest and more
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes Ivo van Hove’s epic, boisterous family fun and a dance fable for Christmas

Chris Wiegand

01, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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The Borrowers review – less a wild adventure more an escape from trauma
Mary Norton’s 1952 novel about tiny pillagers gets a sober stage remake that blends minor-key music with contemporary fears

Mark Fisher

30, Nov, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Musical review – a burst of colour in a junk-filled world
The rags-to-riches roots of the beloved Roald Dahl story are emphasised in this family show, but a reliance on video effects blunts the rough magic

Catherine Love

30, Nov, 2022 @11:08 AM

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Jack! review – giant juvenile cast bring joy to fresh take on panto
This Jack finds the beanstalk in an arcade video game – and there’s much more going on, with a young, 200-strong supporting ensemble

Anya Ryan

29, Nov, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Mat Ewins review – digital gagster is full of nerdy fun
Even when the grouchy wannabe game-show host’s set is buffering he still delivers a winning formula of hi-tech comedy and twisty jokes

Brian Logan

29, Nov, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘The perfect gateway’: are Broadway audiences ready for a K-pop musical?
The first Broadway show celebrating Korean culture hopes to show there’s ‘more to K-pop than just Gangnam Style’

Adrian Horton in New York

29, Nov, 2022 @2:56 PM

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Best of Enemies review – stylish staging of a landmark TV clash
The 1968 debate between Gore Vidal and William F Buckley Jr is depicted with verve and feels uncomfortably up-to-date

Arifa Akbar

29, Nov, 2022 @11:51 AM

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Ted Lasso’s Nick Mohammed: ‘I didn’t think about comedy seriously until doing a PhD in seismology’
The character comedian and TV star on meeting angry fans, his first UK tour as megalomaniac magician Mr Swallow and taking inspiration from Torvill and Dean

Interview by Liam Pape

29, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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