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The week in theatre: Get Up, Stand Up!; Value Engineering: Scenes from the Grenfell Inquiry; Love and Other Acts of Violence
Magnetic Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley powers the West End’s latest jukebox musical

Susannah Clapp

24, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The Dante Project review – bold, beautiful and utterly engaging
Wayne McGregor, Thomas Adès and Tacita Dean’s dream-team Divine Comedy is a fitting farewell to its star, Edward Watson

Sarah Crompton

24, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Transverse Orientation review – beauty and disgust from Dimitris Papaioannou
Fake babies waving to the audience, an imposing puppet bull and an optical illusion of entwined limbs combine in a cocktail of contradictions

Lyndsey Winship

22, Oct, 2021 @9:25 PM

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Wuthering Heights review – Emma Rice’s audacious riff on Emily Brontë’s classic
Retelling the gothic novel with intelligently charming humour and a live band, this is a bold and ingenious production

Arifa Akbar

22, Oct, 2021 @12:02 PM

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The Offing review – soft-pedalled adaptation of Benjamin Myers novel
Janice Okoh’s version of the 2019 novel waters down the culture clash at its heart and suffers for the lack of the author’s rich prose

Mark Fisher

22, Oct, 2021 @10:32 AM

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The Shark Is Broken review – biting drama about the making of Jaws
Ian Shaw plays his film star father Robert in this behind-the-scenes tale of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster

Ryan Gilbey

21, Oct, 2021 @10:59 PM

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The Body Remembers review – powerful exploration of trauma
Heather Agyepong uses improvised movement, set to a soundtrack of real women’s testimonies, to search for equilibrium amid pain

Lyndsey Winship

21, Oct, 2021 @7:30 PM

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The Lemon Table review – Julian Barnes’ stories of mortality and musicality
Ian McDiarmid is outstanding in two pieces, one as an angry audience member and one a composer’s coda, directed by Michael Grandage

Brian Logan

21, Oct, 2021 @5:43 PM

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‘A form of mass portraiture’: 12-hour theatre event explores different jobs
12 Last Songs at Leeds Playhouse brings people together to talk about what they do

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

21, Oct, 2021 @2:38 PM

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‘It’s going to be bigger, stranger’: Neil Gaiman on the return of The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Two years after its first staging, Neil Gaiman’s dark fairytale has returned, this time to the West End. The author, cast and creative team discuss bringing the eldritch magic of childhood to life

Kate Wyver

21, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical review – a powerful spirit
It’s the music that carries the emotional weight in this tale of love, loss and roots rock, starring the superb Arinzé Kene

Arifa Akbar

21, Oct, 2021 @12:22 PM

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Jitney review – August Wilson’s subtle dissection of the American dream
Wilson’s play eavesdrops on the lives of an African American taxicab crew in a quietly compelling snapshot of men on the margins in the 1970s

Catherine Love

21, Oct, 2021 @10:22 AM

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