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My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored review – intense and urgent
When a pupil confronts his teacher after she fails to defend him from police, more questions are raised than can be contained in this drama

Catherine Love

12, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Little Scratch review – superb staging of Rebecca Watson’s novel
This adaptation of the day-in-a-life book, directed by Katie Mitchell, achieves the same lingering power using a quartet of actors

Chris Wiegand

12, Nov, 2021 @11:31 AM

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We Are Not Finished review – youth manifesto has anger but no activism
Devised piece presenting the hopes and fears of its young, untrained cast contemplates a burning world severed by divisions

Lyndsey Winship

12, Nov, 2021 @10:54 AM

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‘A total dream’: the mother-and-daughter stars of Les Mis and The Lion King
Chanice Alexander-Burnett stars as Fantine in the West End while 12-year-old Chanai Owusu-Ansah plays Young Nala up the road. The pair talk nerves, show tunes and homework

Anya Ryan

12, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Wherever She Wanders review – bold new Australian play about rape culture on campus
Griffin theatre, Sydney
Set in one of Australia’s oldest university colleges, playwright Kendall Feaver proffers big ideas and prowling debates – with no easy answers

Cassie Tongue

12, Nov, 2021 @2:07 AM

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Sessions review – slowly searing drama on male mental health
Ifeyinwa Frederick’s monologue is delivered with humour and energy by Joseph Black as a man nearing 30 when depression seeps in

Arifa Akbar

11, Nov, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Dick Whittington: A New Dick in Town review – innuendo a go-go
The gags come thick and fast in this bawdy adult panto, which is set in a funeral parlour and channels Joe Orton

Ryan Gilbey

11, Nov, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Choreographer killed himself after sexual misconduct claims, inquest hears
Liam Scarlett, 35, was suspended from Royal Ballet in 2019 over allegations and died in April 2021

Matthew Weaver and agency

11, Nov, 2021 @5:49 PM

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Patti Harrison review – whip-smart comic amps up the irony
The American standup delivers so-bad-they’re-good music parodies and sends up millennial entitlement in a bright UK debut

Brian Logan

11, Nov, 2021 @5:15 PM

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Alfie Brown: Sensitive Man review – contrarian comic with a devilish twinkle
The twisty satirist considers mental health, white privilege and youth with vividly acted, wittily phrased jokes

Brian Logan

11, Nov, 2021 @2:22 PM

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Samskara review – Lanre Malaolu’s gem weaves Shakespeare with Sisqó
This ingenious dance-play hybrid makes use of a richly talented cast to interrogate black masculinity and dismantle stereotypes

Lyndsey Winship

11, Nov, 2021 @11:38 AM

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Homeless stars, endless spaghetti and amplified farts: the comedians of TikTok
Speech is out. Daft captions are in. Nearly everyone is beautiful. And one guy amassed 11m followers while living in emergency accommodation with his mum. Our critic samples TikTok comedy

Brian Logan

11, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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