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Bill Bryden: supremely gifted director who harnessed the ensemble’s power
The Scottish theatre-maker, who has died aged 79, brought us an epic 12-hour production of the Mysteries and the world premiere of Glengarry Glen Ross

Michael Billington

06, Jan, 2022 @5:32 PM

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‘Shame, ageism and nudity – there’s a lot to identify with’: actor David Pevsner on his memoir
Having survived teen shame and the Aids crisis, the Broadway actor – and erstwhile escort – is now blazing a trail for silver sexuality

Emine Saner

06, Jan, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘We had the Spice Girls’: the two comics unpicking ladette culture
Shaparak Khorsandi and Esther Manito both came of age during a time when women were expected to conform to male stereotypes. To reflect, they did what they do best: wrote comedy shows about it

Rachael Healy

06, Jan, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Hex: National Theatre cancels opening night of Covid-cursed musical
‘Blighted’ by pandemic, Rufus Norris’s festive production will end current run without a press night but return in November

Chris Wiegand

06, Jan, 2022 @1:08 PM

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‘I wanted to be a nuisance’: the riotous rise of Hull Truck
From its origins 50 years ago in a clapped-out van and a house with broken furniture and feral cats, the theatre company won accolades and abuse in equal measure

Mike Bradwell

06, Jan, 2022 @12:10 PM

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Wendy and Peter Pan review – swashbuckling bombast, darkness and laughs
After a run at the Tokyo Olympics, this production arrives in Britain with every ounce of humour and verve exploited to the full

Nick Ahad

06, Jan, 2022 @9:34 AM

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The Little Prince review – wistful and beguiling production casts a surreal spell
The stage adaptation of the 1943 novella may not be one for the cynics – but the melding of circus and projection will transport those open to it

Cassie Tongue

06, Jan, 2022 @1:15 AM

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Folk review – a beautifully brooding tale of song and sisterhood
The songs that unite two grieving sisters are collected and ‘tidied up’ by Cecil Sharp in this historical drama

Arifa Akbar

05, Jan, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Feel the sequins: touch tours and headset hosts are a sensation for visually impaired audiences
A writer who had felt shut out from stage plays finds out how Curve Leicester’s A Chorus Line is presented with audio description and a guide to the costumes

Caroline Butterwick

05, Jan, 2022 @12:41 PM

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Raymonda reborn: Tamara Rojo on ditching the sexism, Arab stereotypes, and 32 one-legged jumps
The ENB director has pulled the story forward to the Crimean war, given the female lead a strong new character based on Florence Nightingale – and adapted the choreography for today’s more slender dancers

Lyndsey Winship

04, Jan, 2022 @2:30 PM

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Julian Fellowes turns Half a Sixpence rewrite Kipps into winning fun
In a surprisingly class-conscious stage adaptation of the HG Wells-inspired musical from the Downton Abbey creator on Sky, Charlie Stemp radiates kindly innocence

Michael Billington

30, Dec, 2021 @1:48 PM

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Chris Honer obituary
Other lives: Manchester-based theatre director who spent 27 years at the Library Theatre Company

Marian Blaikley

28, Dec, 2021 @5:28 PM

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