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The Night Watch review – Sarah Waters' sorrowful story speaks to the pain of war
Set during and after the blitz, the lives of five characters and the scars left behind are movingly explored

Arifa Akbar

27, Sep, 2019 @11:26 AM

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Rosie Kay's Fantasia review – the cartoon wonder of dance
Three dancers explore the harmony between music and movement in a show that flirts with parody as it unleashes joy

Sanjoy Roy

27, Sep, 2019 @11:16 AM

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My Beautiful Laundrette review – an iconic movie cleverly reimagined
Adapted from Hanif Kureishi’s 1985 film, this production retains its 80s ethos while speaking to today’s world with the racial and gender politics heightened

Michael Billington

27, Sep, 2019 @9:33 AM

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John Simm: 'I don't feel anything when I film any more'
From his discombobulated Life on Mars cop to Crime and Punishment’s Raskolnikov, Simm does a fine line in the troubled and conflicted. Next up? Macbeth

Sam Wollaston

27, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes review – theatre that's anything but sweet
Five actors with intellectual disabilities explore a world dominated by artificial intelligence in a play that’s anything but sweet

Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

27, Sep, 2019 @2:55 AM

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Blood Wedding review – bold and beautiful tale of doom
Yaël Farber’s visceral production, relocating the action to rural Ireland, retains all the potency of Lorca’s play about tribal vengeance

Arifa Akbar

26, Sep, 2019 @1:48 PM

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Ben Elton's return to standup: 'I’m as scared as I get'
Back on tour for the first time in 15 years, the trailblazing comedian has some scores to settle. How can he be a sellout, he asks, if he was never radical to begin with?

Brian Logan

26, Sep, 2019 @7:01 AM

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Yeah baby he's got it! Bananarama, Pontins and the brutally funny dance-off
In 1987, Dan Watson’s dance routine failed to nab first prize from a panel of pesky bluecoats. He revisits this haunting childhood experience in his new comedy show, Venus

Lyndsey Winship

26, Sep, 2019 @5:01 AM

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Rite of Spring review – erotic and mesmerising tale of sacrifice with a Buddhist twist
Chinese superstar choreographer Yang Liping creates a real crowd pleaser as timeless European dance gets the Tibetan treatment

Brigid Delaney

26, Sep, 2019 @4:49 AM

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Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. review – Caryl Churchill's compelling quartet
The latest from the daring playwright is a fascinating four-part exploration into our appetite for blood-soaked myth

Michael Billington

25, Sep, 2019 @11:01 PM

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Two Ladies review – presidents’ wives turn to violence
Zoë Wanamaker and Zrinka Cvitešić attempt to seize power at a summit meeting in Nancy Harris’s provocative play

Michael Billington

25, Sep, 2019 @9:00 PM

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Mother of Him review – unflinching crime drama with Tracy-Ann Oberman
Oberman stars as the mother of a teenage rapist in this revival of Evan Placey’s rich exploration of family conflict

Arifa Akbar

25, Sep, 2019 @2:00 PM

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