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John Lambert obituary
Other lives: Impresario and local politician who founded a community theatre in Bradford

Tony McHale

17, Nov, 2021 @5:55 PM

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Bridget Christie: Who Am I? review – a comic ahead of the crowd
The standup’s rich and playful show about the menopause combines ingenious silliness with campaigning ferocity

Brian Logan

17, Nov, 2021 @3:11 PM

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Rare Earth Mettle review – secret deals and wordy debates
Everything here is plot as Al Smith’s play speeds over many huge issues with little time to register their impact

Kate Wyver

17, Nov, 2021 @12:15 PM

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Gardenia 10 Years Later review – a drag cabaret’s frail, moving swansong
The performers of the Belgian company Les Ballets C de la B revive a decade-old stage show with added poignancy

Lyndsey Winship

17, Nov, 2021 @12:03 PM

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Straight White Men review – modern male psychology spotlit
Young Jean Lee’s satire, unfolding at a family Christmas, finds brothers struggling with midlife

Anya Ryan

17, Nov, 2021 @11:27 AM

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The Drop review – escape-room theatre show cranks up the fear factor
Swamp Motel’s latest immersive experience has an intriguing set design and cracking sound effects but might just be too scary for some

Miriam Gillinson

17, Nov, 2021 @11:17 AM

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Black talent takes centre stage at Lyric Hammersmith theatre
Festival to celebrate black culture and creativity, with Lemn Sissay and Shingai as headline acts

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

17, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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No turkeys allowed! 25 of the best shows to book for Christmas 2021
Looking for a jolly good trip to the theatre this winter? Here’s our pick’n’mix selection of musicals, pantos and festive spectaculars, featuring circus tricks, high kicks and puppet rodents

Chris Wiegand

16, Nov, 2021 @3:33 PM

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Stephen Mangan: ‘I still feel like I’m 14 years old’
The actor is finding it ‘worryingly easy’ to channel his inner Scrooge for A Christmas Carol. He and director Matthew Warchus talk about faith, family entertainment and festive mayhem

Miriam Gillinson

16, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Clifford Rose obituary
Founder member of the Royal Shakespeare Company with roles in stage and screen productions from King Lear to Doctor Who

Michael Coveney

15, Nov, 2021 @8:04 PM

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Aladdin review – a breathless and brilliant panto
Gags, raps and forceful female energy boost this production, which has a huge sense of silliness and good cheer

Mark Fisher

15, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Moira Buffini: ‘My friends who work in telly say, “Why do you do theatre? It’s so elitist”’
The prolific playwright behind the soaraway hit Dinner, Netflix’s The Dig and Harlots reflects on coming up in the 1990s, her new play Manor and putting her characters ‘through a grinder’

Zoe Williams

15, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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