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Distance Remaining review – pandemic drama takes an uplifting turn
A volunteer driver, a dog walker and an injured elderly woman fight personal lockdown battles – with playwright Stewart Melton’s welcome addition of the determination to prevail

Mark Fisher

14, Apr, 2021 @10:59 AM

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‘The heat is on’: top theatres act to root out ‘system failure’ of racism
The Young Vic and Royal Court are rethinking their work practices to unpick centuries of ingrained attitudes – and achieve ‘the miracle of equality’

Arifa Akbar

13, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Letter: Trevor Peacock obituary
Damien Timmer writes: Trevor Peacock found the true crumpled, grizzled charm of Runyon’s indefatigable lowlife loser

Damien Timmer

13, Apr, 2021 @3:35 PM

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The Band Wagon: Minnelli’s musical is perfect curtain-raiser to theatre’s return
Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse, standout song numbers, a clever fusion of stage and cinema … that’s entertainment!

Chris Wiegand

13, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online
From live streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soon

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

12, Apr, 2021 @3:17 PM

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Arthur Kopit obituary
Playwright who shot to fame in the 1960s and had his biggest success with the Broadway musical Nine

Michael Coveney

12, Apr, 2021 @2:28 PM

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General Secretary review – satire of world politics misses its targets
Not sure what you would do if you were given absolute power? Unfortunately, nor do the duo Thick’n’Fast in this lightweight fantasy

Brian Logan

12, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Miss Julie review – Strindberg spiked with the politics of empire
Playwright Amy Ng adds issues of imperial exploitation and race by moving drama of wealthy woman and servant to Hong Kong in 1948

Mark Fisher

11, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Kyle Abraham’s When We Fell review – study of stillness and isolation in black and white
The choreographer’s unhurried movements are rendered exquisitely on film by cinematographer Ryan Marie Helfant for New York City Ballet

Lyndsey Winship

11, Apr, 2021 @9:58 AM

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Romeo & Juliet review – Jessie Buckley and Josh O’Connor are outstanding
Buckley and O’Connor head a terrific cast in this imaginatively pared down, made-for-TV production

Susannah Clapp

11, Apr, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Because the Night review – choose-your-own Hamlet is immersive, enigmatic and just great fun
A reimagined Shakespeare, staged in a warren where the audience is free to wander. What’s not to like?

Stephanie Convery

09, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Father the Father review – confronting a legacy of shame
Gilly Campbell’s autobiographical play about searching for her absent father may be a monologue, but it tells a story much larger than one person’s

Helen Meany

09, Apr, 2021 @7:00 PM

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