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Leslie Bricusse obituary
Oscar-winning composer and lyricist known for his hugely successful songs for Willy Wonka and Doctor Dolittle

Michael Coveney

20, Oct, 2021 @2:08 PM

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What’s New Pussycat? review – high-voltage collision of two Tom Joneses
The 18th-century novel and Welsh crooner meet on 1960s Carnaby Street in a spirited jukebox musical

Arifa Akbar

20, Oct, 2021 @12:10 PM

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Dorian review – dizzying descent into Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece
This experimental adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray is a riotous homage to queer culture

Miriam Gillinson

20, Oct, 2021 @10:52 AM

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Morgan Bullock: ‘I watched Riverdance and never saw somebody who looked like me’
The Virginia-born Irish dancer explains how posting a TikTok video on her mum’s advice led to an invitation to join the hit show’s 25th-anniversary cast

Hollie Geraghty

20, Oct, 2021 @9:52 AM

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Comedian Bridget Christie: ‘I see my flasher’s penis all the time. But I can make horrible things amusing’
The comic has come blazing out of lockdown fearless and on full throttle, buying a motorbike for her 50th birthday and turning the menopause – along with an incident in a park – into comedy gold

Rachael Healy

20, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Sydney, we’re back’: Hamilton makes jubilant return to the Australian stage
Pre-show address from Brent Hill as King George III prompts a rapturous applause from the fully vaccinated – and slightly overwhelmed – crowd

Rosemary Bolger

19, Oct, 2021 @8:33 PM

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Terrifying Women: the trio of ‘horror fiends’ embracing stage fright
A new female-led festival aims to challenge the sexist tropes and subvert the narratives of scary theatre

Arifa Akbar

19, Oct, 2021 @6:41 PM

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‘Love, hate and stench’: Marta Dusseldorp and Essie Davis unite for Genet’s The Maids
In an arts scene upended by the pandemic, two of Australia’s queens of the screen have returned to their theatrical roots

Sarah Aitken

19, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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10 Nights review – funny, soulful play hijacked by lack of drama
Shahid Iqbal Khan’s signed play about a young Muslim’s spiritual journey could be fantastic, but it needs a better narrative

Arifa Akbar

19, Oct, 2021 @2:19 PM

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Brief Encounter review – sparkling revival of Emma Rice’s forbidden romance
This polished production brings Rice’s innovative adaptation of the classic film to life, with an electric central partnership and personality to spare

Anya Ryan

19, Oct, 2021 @10:28 AM

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Alan Carr review – saucy riffs and showbiz tales
Good albeit digressive gags keep the routines endearingly amusing in the comic’s new touring show Regional Trinket

Brian Logan

19, Oct, 2021 @6:42 AM

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Grenfell: Value Engineering review – gruelling, unfinished tragedy
Verbatim reconstruction of the inquiry into the 2017 disaster points up the horrifying, amoral capitalism that fuelled it

Arifa Akbar

18, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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