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No turkeys allowed! 25 of the best shows to book for Christmas 2021
Looking for a jolly good trip to the theatre this winter? Here’s our pick’n’mix selection of musicals, pantos and festive spectaculars, featuring circus tricks, high kicks and puppet rodents

Chris Wiegand

16, Nov, 2021 @3:33 PM

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The week in theatre: Maryland; The Tragedy of Macbeth; White Noise
Lucy Kirkwood’s raw response to the murders of Sabina Nessa and Sarah Everard captures a moment of terrible rage

Susannah Clapp

17, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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White Noise review – an enormous provocation of a play
In Suzan-Lori Parks’ darkly witty four-hander, a black man persuades a white college buddy to be his slave-master for 40 days

Arifa Akbar

13, Oct, 2021 @1:49 PM

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Forty days a slave: Suzan-Lori Parks on her incendiary new play White Noise
In a drama that taps straight into these angry, anguished times, a Black artist responds to a police beating by becoming his white friend’s ‘enslaved person’. Pulitzer-winner Parks explains why she rewrote sections to make it even harder-hitting

Alexis Soloski

12, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Bach & Sons review – study of the man and his music hits a flat note
Simon Russell Beale stars in a visually impressive production of Nina Raine’s play that never quite gets off the ground

Arifa Akbar

29, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Flight review – a perilous, powerful trip down the road to freedom
Stunning visual effects light up this installation about two orphaned Afghan boys who embark on an epic journey

Arifa Akbar

20, May, 2021 @1:20 PM

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Eben Figueiredo: electric actor, soul singer and Star Wars mudtrooper
The rising star’s rich career is built on a determination to widen diversity in theatre – and bring a true voice to his roles

Arifa Akbar

05, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Theatre: Susannah Clapp's 10 best of 2020
Our critic looks back on dazzling state-of-the-nation monologues and valiant virtual reimaginings, Ovid and Oliver Twist

Susannah Clapp

26, Dec, 2020 @5:00 PM

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A dramatic year: the 10 best theatre shows of 2020
As the industry faced turmoil, there were triumphant stagings of classics by Sarah Kane, David Mamet and Alan Bennett – and bold new experiments

Arifa Akbar

23, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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A Christmas Carol review – Nicholas Hytner delivers an ode to theatre
Simon Russell Beale stars in an economical Dickens adaptation that reminds us of the richness of live theatre

Arifa Akbar

09, Dec, 2020 @12:01 AM

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The week in theatre: Bubble; Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt; Nine Lives – review
Opposites attract in James Graham’s typically astute new two-hander; Adam Kay’s surgical wit lights up the West End; and an asylum story with style

Susannah Clapp

01, Nov, 2020 @10:30 AM

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Quarter Life Crisis review – secrets of a reluctant grownup
Yolanda Mercy’s funny, engaging verse monologue finds a twentysomething woman torn between dodging responsibility and accepting it’s time to define herself

Kate Wyver

11, Oct, 2020 @1:06 PM

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