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Julius Caesar review: Shakespeare’s tragedy goes viral for era of smartphone narcissism
Sydney Theatre Company, Wharf 1, Sydney
The satire might be laid on a bit thick in this contemporary retelling by Kip Williams, but you can sense the audience loving the mad ride

Steve Dow

19, Nov, 2021 @11:47 PM

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The Brothers Grimm Present: Cinderella review – a turbo-charged fairytale
This bewitching but at times confusing adaptation offers a spin on the familiar story before swerving into panto mode

Arifa Akbar

19, Nov, 2021 @3:07 PM

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La Clique review – intimate alt cabaret full of giddy thrills
From a sword-swallowing fire-breather to high-risk rollerskaters and the Incredible Hula Boy, this is sexy, edgy, head-exploding stuff

Lyndsey Winship

19, Nov, 2021 @11:54 AM

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New organisation launched to tackle sexual harassment in live comedy
Get Off! was set up by standups Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Nina Gilligan in order to create safer workplaces within little-regulated industry

Rachael Healy

19, Nov, 2021 @11:47 AM

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Rob Brydon review – croons and lampoons from the affable uncle of showbiz
The clubbable comic casts himself as master of ceremonies in a self-effacing musical story of his life – with celeb mimicry

Brian Logan

18, Nov, 2021 @12:58 PM

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Little Women: The Musical review – a high-energy show fired with charm
Lydia White is magnetic as the aspirational Jo in an uneven but stirring adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic

Emma John

18, Nov, 2021 @10:24 AM

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The Wife of Willesden review – Zadie Smith’s boozy lock-in is a bawdy treat
Kiln theatre, London
The author’s debut play lets one of Chaucer’s most revolutionary characters loose in modern-day Kilburn in a celebration of community and a life well-lived

Kate Wyver

18, Nov, 2021 @9:12 AM

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Omari Douglas: ‘After It’s a Sin, I’ve realised that I was always supported for who I was’
As he begins a West End run in the musical Cabaret, the It’s a Sin star talks about his part in breaking down racial and sexual barriers in theatre and TV

Christine Ochefu

18, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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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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