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Cost of Living review – Pulitzer prize winner lands on Broadway with a splash
Martyna Majok’s sensitive drama about four characters on the margins is empathetically acted and unusually compassionate

Alexis Soloski

04, Oct, 2022 @12:30 AM

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Scene Unseen review – cabaret song cycle seems both too short and too long
Writer Jessica Walker sings strongly in this intimate cabaret from Royal & Derngate and English Touring Opera but the show lacks focus

Arifa Akbar

03, Oct, 2022 @2:05 PM

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Scottish Dance Theatre: Ray review – joyful post-Covid communion
The lights stay up and the audience is very much included in this warm, understated meditation on community restored

Lyndsey Winship

03, Oct, 2022 @9:45 AM

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Ghost Stories review – more schlocky than scary but there’s fun to be had
Steve Rodgers gives a dexterous, multifaceted performance in the Australian debut of a spooky West End hit

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

03, Oct, 2022 @2:54 AM

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Evita Too review – discos among the death squads in a gorgeously disordered show
A different Mrs Perón gets the mega-musical treatment in Sh!t Theatre’s hilarious, sinister comedy about the ethics of populism and the heartbreak of loss

Kate Wyver

02, Oct, 2022 @3:43 PM

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Accidental Death of an Anarchist review – a riotous satirical farce brought bang up to date
Tom Basden’s new adaptation of the Italian classic brings in dodgy selfies, WhatsApp groups and the lord chief justice in a furious but funny broadside against police malpractice

Mark Fisher

02, Oct, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Iphigenia in Splott review – a shattering modern classic that distils all our troubles
Gary Owen’s magnificent one-woman monologue brings Greek tragedy to Cardiff and reveals the terrible emotional costs of our societal shortfalls

Arifa Akbar

02, Oct, 2022 @12:11 PM

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Joyce’s Women review – Edna O’Brien offers a fresh view on her literary hero
O’Brien’s new play about her literary hero, imagining James Joyce through the eyes of the women in his life, is the hot ticket in Dublin

Clare Brennan

02, Oct, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby review – firing blanks
Rambert’s dancers bring style, but can’t provide substance, to this inert adaptation of the hit TV crime series

Sarah Crompton

02, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Jews. In Their Own Words. review – an illuminating, unsettling study of prejudice
Based on interviews by Jonathan Freedland with 12 British Jews, this verbatim play directed by Vicky Featherstone disturbs and frustrates

Kate Kellaway

02, Oct, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The week in theatre: John Gabriel Borkman; Eureka Day – review
Simon Russell Beale is doubly commanding as Ibsen’s charismatic banker in a problem-raising revival, while a new anti-vax satire needs more than a shot of Helen Hunt’s star power

Susannah Clapp

02, Oct, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Billie Holiday’s blues, McKellen’s Lear and Newsies
Our roundup of stage shows to watch at home includes a Tony award-winning musical, international dance and a radical dramatisation of the crucifixion story

Chris Wiegand

01, Oct, 2022 @5:01 AM

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