Blanche McIntyre

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The week in theatre: The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage; Life of Pi; Measure for Measure
The familiar and the fantastic are as one in the Bridge’s Philip Pullman spectacular; more puppet magic powers Life of Pi; and a coolly convincing 70s Measure for Measure

Susannah Clapp

12, Dec, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Measure for Measure review – Shakespeare’s problem play gets a 1970s makeover
There are strong performances in this tale of sex, power and morality reimagined by director Blanche McIntyre

Arifa Akbar

03, Dec, 2021 @5:30 PM

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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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Tartuffe: The Imposter review – a radical Molière for an era of inequality
In John Donnelly’s new translation, the great comedy is less about religion and more a sharply characterised study of bourgeois guilt

Michael Billington

22, Feb, 2019 @12:24 PM

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Foxfinder review – Dawn King’s dystopia is defanged by a jarring cast
The drama that made King’s name falls flat in Rachel O’Riordan’s revival starring Iwan Rheon and Paul Nicholls

Miriam Gillinson

14, Sep, 2018 @1:27 PM

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Women in Power review – rude, raucous reboot of radical Greek comedy
Aristophanes’ neglected classic The Assemblywomen, which proposes economic and sexual communism – is given an uneven musical update

Michael Billington

13, Sep, 2018 @10:00 PM

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The Winter’s Tale review – Blanche McIntyre celebrates the play's problems
A superb cast deliver striking performances in a production that is knowingly dissonant, from the costumes to the climax

Arifa Akbar

28, Jun, 2018 @3:51 PM

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The week in theatre: The Writer; Absolute Hell – review
A thrillingly shifting feminist drama will send audiences out of the theatre arguing, but a plunge into postwar Soho is stifling

Susannah Clapp

29, Apr, 2018 @7:00 AM

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The Writer review – Romola Garai blazes into the battlefield of desire
Almeida, London
Ella Hickson’s riveting play about a writer exploring the sexual revolution boasts a shining performance from Romola Garai

Michael Billington

25, Apr, 2018 @11:03 AM

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Michael Billington's top 10 theatre of 2017
Imelda Staunton simmered, Sondheim’s showgirls sizzled, Bryan Cranston gave us a cathode-ray Lear, and Jez Butterworth found love in the time of hunger-strikes

Michael Billington

15, Dec, 2017 @5:38 PM

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The Norman Conquests review – Ayckbourn's weekenders get lost in longing
Blanche McIntyre’s mordantly comic revival of the 1973 trilogy spotlights the plays’ sadnesses along with their orgiastic frenzies

Michael Billington

04, Oct, 2017 @12:03 PM

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The Two Noble Kinsmen review – rarely staged bromance returns to the RSC
Blanche McIntyre’s RSC debut underscores the erotic strangeness of Shakespeare’s jointly authored final play – but doesn’t solve all its problems

Michael Billington

25, Aug, 2016 @12:02 PM

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