Adrian Lester

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Adrian Lester: ‘I’ll never leave the stage’
As he prepares to return to live theatre, the actor reflects on a tumultuous 18 months, and on why he needs an audience

Rachel Cooke

01, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Hymn; Typical review – first-rate and perfectly balanced
Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani work as one in Lolita Chakrabarti’s brilliantly realised study of male friendship

Susannah Clapp

28, Feb, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Scenes of a Sexual Nature review – hit-and-miss Hampstead romcom
Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy and Sophie Okonedo are among the big names doing small roles in this mostly pleasant portmanteau film from 2006

Leslie Felperin

30, Oct, 2020 @3:00 PM

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The week in TV: Life; The Comey Rule; Honour; Brave New World – review
Mike Bartlett fashions a superior soap, while recent US political history rears its Trumpian head

Euan Ferguson

04, Oct, 2020 @8:30 AM

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Adrian Lester: ‘We’ll never have another TV villain like JR Ewing’
The theatre actor and Hustle alumnus – soon to star in Mike Bartlett’s Life – shares his TV loves and hates, from the Dallas patriarch to Geordie Shore

Interview by Hannah J Davies

22, Sep, 2020 @12:24 PM

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Quarantine Players: stars and theatre fans unite to perform Shakespeare solos
The Guardian and Shakespeare’s Globe present three new versions of speeches from the Bard’s plays, performed by professional actors and theatre lovers around the world

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

23, Apr, 2020 @11:24 AM

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Prominent Britons of colour condemn BBC over Naga Munchetty complaint
Corporation accused of racial discrimination after presenter reprimanded for Trump remarks

Caroline Davies

27, Sep, 2019 @10:36 AM

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The week in TV: Traitors; Curfew; Flack; Baptiste – review
Channel 4’s new espionage thriller suffers from excess hindsight, Curfew delivers a stellar dystopia, and Anna Paquin is perfection in the bittersweet Flack

Euan Ferguson

24, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Cost of Living review – Adrian Lester dazzles in stirring portrait of poverty
An impeccable cast play out dual narratives about life on the US breadline in a tough drama that earns its poignancy

Michael Billington

01, Feb, 2019 @10:29 AM

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UK theatres back plan to improve diversity among offstage staff
More than 90 venues including National Theatre sign up to trade union initiative

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

27, Nov, 2018 @3:43 PM

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Knockouts, nobles and nukes: the 25 best British plays since Jerusalem
It is the hit that transformed British theatre. As Jez Butterworth’s epochal drama returns, our critic chooses the 25 best plays since Jerusalem – from exploited boxers to warring kings

Michael Billington

27, Jun, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Trauma review – presses our noses up against the window of parental grief
John Simm and Adrian Lester clash in Mike Barlett’s new series, following a bereaved dad focusing his rage on the doctor who operated on his son

Julia Raeside

13, Feb, 2018 @7:00 AM

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