Benedict Andrews

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Gillian Anderson on A Streetcar Named Desire: 'I was hanging on to reality by a thread'
As the Young Vic’s 2014 production is streamed for National Theatre at Home, its star reveals how deeply she inhabited her character

Interview by Arifa Akbar

20, May, 2020 @7:49 AM

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How the Young Vic's David Lan dared to put the world centre-stage
Lan, who ran the theatre for 18 years, reached out to bold, dynamic directors from across the globe – and they repaid him with spectacular shows

Michael Billington

06, Feb, 2018 @12:03 PM

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Girl from the North Country; Mosquitoes; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof review – bringing it all back home
Conor McPherson weaves magic with Bob Dylan’s songs, Olivias Colman and Williams ignite Lucy Kirkwood’s new play, and Sienna Miller’s Cat fails to sizzle

Susannah Clapp

30, Jul, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof review – Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell rattle their gilded cage
Apollo, London
Benedict Andrews’s radical update of the classic delivers emotional intensity shot through with humour – and a blistering performance by Jack O’Connell

Michael Billington

25, Jul, 2017 @11:51 AM

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Benedict Andrews' full-throttle theatre: 'I want to bother you in your dreams'
As he directs Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell in a sizzling Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the Australian discusses waging war on the old guard, his obsession with desire and why he’s inspired by the ‘visceral violence’ of Francis Bacon

Matt Trueman

14, Jul, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Summer 2017's essential theatre: from the rise of Murdoch's Sun to Dylan's dustbowl blues
The Kids Company inquiry becomes a musical, Olivia Colman and Olivia Williams star as sisters, Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell hit the roof and rhinoceroses rampage through Edinburgh

Michael Billington

16, Jun, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Una review – Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn child abuse drama is stagey disappointment
A two-hander about a confrontation between a woman and the man who sexually abused her as a child fails to deliver on its intriguing promise

Benjamin Lee

03, Sep, 2016 @6:06 PM

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Stage in strife: where to next for Sydney Theatre Company? | Steve Dow
Australia’s leading theatre company has been thrown into turmoil after the premature departure of artistic director Jonathan Church. Can it be saved?

Steve Dow

07, Jun, 2016 @7:31 AM

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A Streetcar Named Desire review – Gillian Anderson haunts in vital staging
Benedict Andrews’ poignant new staging of Tennessee Williams’s play, imported from London, feels utterly contemporary

Alexis Soloski

02, May, 2016 @2:00 AM

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'They looked like such good girls': the mystery of Genet's murderous Maids
Unwomanly monsters, revolutionaries or worms who turned? As Jean Genet’s classic play is revived in London, the macabre story of the Papin sisters, who killed their employer’s wife and daughter, still has the power to perplex

Lyn Gardner

24, Feb, 2016 @8:00 AM

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A Streetcar Named Desire review – derailed by gabbling and gothic excess
Tennessee Williams’s drama of faded dreams is told with a youthful cast, including Dakota Blue Richards. It’s just a shame you can’t hear them

Lyn Gardner

21, Oct, 2015 @11:37 AM

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Benedict Andrews returns to Australia with new play Gloria
The Australian writer and director on the allure of the Sydney stage, directing his first feature film and why it toughens him up to live in Iceland

Steve Dow

31, Aug, 2015 @11:35 PM

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