Stage

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White Witch review – slavery drama turned into awkward farce
Barry Reckord’s sexually charged play about freedom and rebellion is drowned out by chaotic comedy

Arifa Akbar

10, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Demon twins and sci-fi raves at Galway’s gobsmacking arts fest
With theatre for an audience of one, a whirlwind set of Kevin Barry stories and sparky songs, the Irish festival returns in fine form

Helen Meany

09, Sep, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Olga Koch review – uproarious, gleefully obscene comedy
The Russian-born comic racks up the punchlines as she auditions to be a Bond girl, considers British quirks and recalls her schooldays

Brian Logan

09, Sep, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof review – Big Daddy’s birthday party still blazes
An imaginative staging of Tennessee Williams’ classic foregrounds the southern drama’s roots in Greek tragedy

Mark Lawson

09, Sep, 2021 @12:22 PM

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Romeo + Juliet review – an intense rush of love and hate
Taking elements of contemporary, hip-hop, classical Indian and streetdance, Rosie Kay’s version of Shakespeare has a clamour of activity and ideas

Sanjoy Roy

09, Sep, 2021 @10:02 AM

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Hilary Mantel on staging The Mirror and the Light: ‘I should have been doing this all my life’
As the third part of her Thomas Cromwell trilogy hits the stage, the writer talks about the perils of political powerplay, fleeing Brexit to Ireland and setting her next novel in more recent times

Mark Lawson

09, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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London’s Royal Docks ‘just keeps changing’ – as a new outdoor show reveals
Arrival, co-created with the local community, will take audiences on a journey around the historic industrial area set to welcome City Hall

Chris Wiegand

08, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Frozen review – stunning musical extravaganza creates its own magic
Beyond the visual thrills and powerful ballads, this adaptation brings an unexpected depth to the relationship between two tortured sisters

Arifa Akbar

08, Sep, 2021 @10:30 PM

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(Not) the End of the World review – a terrifying, daring look at climate hypocrisies
The multiverse in Chris Bush’s Kein Weltuntergang, directed by Katie Mitchell, lays bare our contradictions and complicity in the climate crisis

Gareth Llŷr Evans

08, Sep, 2021 @3:01 PM

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‘The laughs hit me in the heart’: a view from the stage at Shakespeare’s Globe
After months of uncertainty and being told to retrain, I got my chance to act at a beautiful and iconic theatre. Fair bit of pressure not to be rubbish …

George Fouracres

08, Sep, 2021 @11:35 AM

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Leopards review – prowling, twisty thriller about sex and power
Alys Metcalf’s drama is packed with quips and playfully directed but gets lost when the action moves to the bedroom

Miriam Gillinson

08, Sep, 2021 @10:59 AM

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Hangovers and hang-ups: Matthew Bourne’s The Midnight Bell steps into 30s Soho
The choreographer’s new show brings together lonely souls from the London novels of Patrick Hamilton. Expect regret, fumbling and a hint of mystery

Lyndsey Winship

08, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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