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The 7 Fingers: Passagers review – wondrous acrobatics from Cirque du Soleil spinoff
Dance fills the gaps between routines in this dreamy, sometimes highly charged reflection on train travel

Lyndsey Winship

03, Oct, 2021 @2:14 PM

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Typical Girls review – prison punks are too polite
Clean Break theatre company and the Crucible join forces in Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s worthwhile if underpowered play featuring the music of the Slits

Clare Brennan

03, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The week in theatre: The Normal Heart; Shining City
Larry Kramer’s 1985 response to the Aids crisis resonates with new force. And Dublin ghost stories unfurl slowly in a fine Conor McPherson revival

Susannah Clapp

03, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Creature review – Akram Khan struggles with the weight of the world
Jeffrey Cirio and Erina Takahashi dazzle for a sharp ENB, but this long-awaited new work is all message, no story

Sarah Crompton

02, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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What If If Only review – short and sharp, with shades of Scrooge
Caryl Churchill explores grief and loss with a study of a man facing different possible futures

Mark Lawson

01, Oct, 2021 @8:27 PM

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Anfamol review – fearlessly forthright single-motherhood monologue
No details are spared in Rhiannon Boyle’s exploration of the sperm bank route to parenthood, starring the charismatic Bethan Ellis Owen

Gareth Llŷr Evans

01, Oct, 2021 @8:00 PM

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A Sting in the tale: how the music of the Police inspired a dance show about refugees
Choreographer Kate Prince’s latest production is a departure from ZooNation’s usual feel-good shows. But Message in a Bottle is inspired by the incredible true stories

Lyndsey Winship

01, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The Normal Heart review – poignant and powerful account of the Aids epidemic
The first London production of the Larry Kramer play since 1986 captures the fear and anger in the gay community of that decade – and its heartbreaking personal losses

Arifa Akbar

01, Oct, 2021 @12:11 PM

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Jodie Comer to make West End debut in one-woman drama about sexual assault
The Killing Eve star will play a barrister who defends men of rape, until she is assaulted herself, in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s Prima Facie

Harriet Sherwood Arts correspondent

01, Oct, 2021 @11:59 AM

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Curious review – Jasmine Lee-Jones packs a punch with new solo show
The Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner playwright returns with a production about a drama student researching Black British history

Arifa Akbar

30, Sep, 2021 @8:23 PM

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‘He was easy to spot!’ Gus Van Sant on spying Andy Warhol – and his musical about him
The Oscar-nominated film director has made the jump into musical theatre with a portrait of the high priest of pop art, staged in Europe

Jad Salfiti

30, Sep, 2021 @2:52 PM

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Dracula: The Untold Story review – a wild gothic thrill ride
For a tale of the undead, Imitating the Dog’s inventive blend of live theatre and tech is bursting with life

Nick Ahad

30, Sep, 2021 @10:33 AM

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