Annie Baker

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The week in theatre: Light Falls; The Antipodes; Botticelli in the Fire – review
Sarah Frankcom signs off in Manchester with elegiac Simon Stephens and a little bit of Jarvis Cocker

Susannah Clapp

03, Nov, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The Antipodes review – Annie Baker searches for the sting in the tale
Baker probes the relevance of stories in her new play, seemingly set at a strategy meeting, but the concept runs out of steam

Michael Billington

31, Oct, 2019 @11:04 AM

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Annie Baker: 'I like theatre because it’s so unprofitable!'
In a rare interview, Baker explains why she hates commercial theatre (except Hello, Dolly!) and how she anticipated Trump and #MeToo in her new work at the National, The Antipodes

Mark Lawson

24, Oct, 2019 @12:20 PM

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The 50 best theatre shows of the 21st century
A hip-hop history lesson, a dizzy Dahl musical and a continent-hopping barbershop … we pick the finest new works of theatre since 2000

Michael Billington, Alexis Soloski, Catherine Love, Mark Fisher and Chris Wiegand

17, Sep, 2019 @2:43 PM

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Female playwrights star in new National Theatre lineup
Season includes Kate Tempest reimagining of Greek classic and version of Guardian microplay Death of England

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

13, Jun, 2019 @12:49 PM

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Top 10 theatre shows of 2018
A gender-switch Company got Sondheim’s blessing, Sam Mendes probed the doomed Lehman dynasty and Austen had a sparkling rewrite. But the year belonged to Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins facing the anguish of dementia

Michael Billington

17, Dec, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Circle Mirror Transformation review – sign up for Annie Baker's drama class
Directed by Bijan Sheibani, Baker’s play follows five acting students whose role play reveals more than they expect

David Jays

12, Mar, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Circle Mirror Transformation review – naturalism without the social context
Home, Manchester
Annie Baker’s emotion-driven play is not so much Chekhov as RD Laing-lite

Clare Brennan

10, Mar, 2018 @12:00 PM

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John review – check into Annie Baker's gothic Gettysburg B&B
Baker’s play, set in a boarding house close to a battlefield, is a sinister piece of American gothic that taps into universal emotions

Michael Billington

25, Jan, 2018 @11:26 AM

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What a night! Millennial playwrights pick this century's best shows
From the role-reversal minstrels in The Scottsboro Boys to a post-apocalyptic take on The Simpsons, rising dramatists choose the plays they can’t forget

10, Jan, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Michael Billington's top 10 theatre of 2016
Glenda Jackson ruled as Lear and Harry Potter left the West End spellbound but a three-hour drama set in an empty cinema tops our critic’s pick of the year’s best theatre

Michael Billington

06, Dec, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Plan your week’s theatre: top tickets
It’s the last chance to see many big shows, London and Yorkshire festivals bring drama, dance and and site-specific treats, Chagall’s lovers fly into the Globe, and Timothy West plays King Lear in Bristol

Lyn Gardner

13, Jun, 2016 @6:00 AM

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