Anthony Neilson

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'The audience booed, the cast fled' – playwrights relive their worst flops
Alan Ayckbourn’s orchestra decamped to the pub, Lynn Nottage’s social satire became all too real, and April De Angelis is still angry with her critics

Interviews by Kate Wyver

01, May, 2020 @2:43 PM

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Boulevard theatre, London's new Soho venue, announces first shows
State-of-the-art West End theatre opens its doors with a season including plays by Cormac McCarthy and Lucy Prebble

Chris Wiegand

03, Oct, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Elephant in the Room: staring down the stigma of black men's mental health
In his dance-theatre solo about a young working-class man, Lanre Malaolu draws on his own experiences with depression

Bridget Minamore

01, Apr, 2019 @9:39 AM

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The Tell-Tale Heart review – Poe story becomes brilliantly creepy stage shocker
Anthony Neilson’s adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story has a sexual frisson, schlocky gore and a shape-shifting set

Arifa Akbar

13, Dec, 2018 @5:01 PM

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European court overturns Malta ban on Auschwitz play
ECHR awards theatre company €20,000, ruling Stitching by Anthony Neilson wrongly banned

Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

15, May, 2018 @2:08 PM

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Anthony Neilson: Does #MeToo need a liberal male sticking his oar in?
In The Prudes, the playwright satirises men’s response to the current political moment. He explains how it was created from scratch in rehearsals

Anthony Neilson

25, Apr, 2018 @4:44 PM

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Kafka, catwalks and vanishing sets: Miriam Buether's stunning designs – in pictures
From a play inspired by Edward Snowden to an opera about Anna Nicole Smith, Miriam Buether’s stage designs always astonish audiences. She talks through six of her greatest creations

David Jays

04, May, 2017 @11:12 AM

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Beyond Blasted: how the 90s changed theatre in the UK
The decade is still associated with the ‘In-Yer-Face’ moniker but it brought us a thrilling variety of new writing and fresh, boundary-breaking styles of theatre

Lyn Gardner

31, Jan, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland review – Anthony Neilson's Christmas Caroll
Neilson’s playful take on the much-loved novel is an eccentric fantasia full of clever theatrical tricks

Mark Fisher

05, Dec, 2016 @2:53 PM

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Matt Smith took a huge risk with Unreachable – the result is unmissable
The Doctor Who star could have played it safe when he returned to theatre. Instead he joined an ensemble creating a show from scratch in rehearsals. Career suicide? Not at all

Lyn Gardner

14, Jul, 2016 @2:13 PM

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Unreachable review – Matt Smith searches for the magic hour
Matt Smith gives a fine performance, but Anthony Neilson’s movie industry satire is unbalanced by one character’s eruption

Michael Billington

10, Jul, 2016 @10:33 AM

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Narrative; Cannibals; Once – review

Anthony Neilson continues to frustrate and exhilarate, while John Tiffany never ceases to surprise, writes Susannah Clapp

Susannah Clapp

13, Apr, 2013 @11:06 PM

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