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The Elephant Song review – psychiatrist and patient spar in game of truth or lie
Gwithian Evans and Jon Osbaldeston star in a power struggle that keeps you guessing – but it’s not enough to get under your skin

Arifa Akbar

24, Jan, 2023 @1:27 PM

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Acosta Danza: Spectrum review – passion and power
From hints of jazz and vaudeville to a magical Nijinsky-inspired duet, it’s a pleasure to watch these dancers perform

Lyndsey Winship

24, Jan, 2023 @11:32 AM

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‘I want my dance to feel like The Sopranos’: how Holly Blakey became choreographer to the stars
She has created routines for Florence Welch and Rosalía, and once turned Coldplay into chimps. Next comes a swansong for her rootin’-tootin’ show upending masculine stereotypes

Lyndsey Winship

23, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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We Didn’t Come to Hell for the Croissants review – wonderfully weird cabaret of the unexpected
Jemma Kahn’s show begins with a striptease, then ponders existential questions before ending with an orgiastic dinner party

Arifa Akbar

23, Jan, 2023 @9:18 AM

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Jack Dee: ‘I’m a positive energy kind of guy’
The comedian on doing standup in prison, his first open mic with Paul Merton and taking I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue on tour

Interview by Liam Pape

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Ted Whitehead obituary
Dramatist and screenwriter whose best-known stage play, Alpha Beta, is a scorching study of marriage and morality

Michael Billington

22, Jan, 2023 @7:06 PM

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The Games We Play review – an absorbing mix of juggling, dance and philosophy
Gandini Juggling’s multifaceted show delves into the history of the art form while keeping several other balls in the air

Lyndsey Winship

22, Jan, 2023 @11:48 AM

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? review – Elizabeth McGovern cracks the whip
The Hollywood star is on top form opposite Dougray Scott in Edward Albee’s classic tale of a marriage gone sour

Clare Brennan

22, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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The week in theatre: A Streetcar Named Desire; Watch on the Rhine
Rebecca Frecknall’s headlong take on Tennessee Williams captivates. And Lillian Hellman’s 1941 call to arms resonates anew

Susannah Clapp

22, Jan, 2023 @10:30 AM

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The Sleeping Beauty review – a vintage production rises and shines
It’s unapologetically retro, and there’s no story, but the Royal Ballet’s latest revival of Petipa’s intricate masterpiece casts its spell

Sarah Crompton

22, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Director Simon Stone: ‘My heroes are women’
The innovative Australian director who successfully cast Billie Piper in Yerma is now reframing Phaedra as a postmenopausal love story with Janet McTeer

Claire Armitstead

21, Jan, 2023 @5:00 PM

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On my radar: Nikki Amuka-Bird’s cultural highlights
The actor on a double dose of Greek tragedy, the real-life drama of basketball, and a perfect day in Antigua

Michael Hogan

21, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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