Bristol Old Vic

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Anna Karenina review – sparky feminist reading of Tolstoy
Lesley Hart’s adaptation of the classic novel is driven with tremendous energy following its tragic heroine as she discards bourgeois convention

Mark Fisher

18, May, 2023 @10:04 AM

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Bristol Old Vic opens new season with celebration of culture and community
New artistic director Nancy Medina picks works about the power of belonging such as a queer coming-of-age story from Tarell Alvin McCraney and a musical version of David Nicholls’ Starter for Ten

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

26, Apr, 2023 @10:55 AM

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It’s showtime! Stage sensations to watch out for in 2023
Ross Willis unveils his new play Grim Brenda, Nancy Medina takes over at Bristol Old Vic and Sung Im Her has all the right moves. Here are 10 of theatre’s brightest talents today

Chris Wiegand

03, Jan, 2023 @11:58 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Richard II, All of Us and more
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl, a festival of mime and a rock’n’roll panto

Chris Wiegand

01, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Are you bored yet? Let Gore Vidal, giant spiders and a talking nutcracker bring the drama back
Five absolute crackers for theatre-lovers, from streaming Shakespeare to a Neil Gaiman fantasy at the Lowry

Arifa Akbar

28, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Readers’ favourite stage shows of 2022
This year readers saw some amazing theatre, provoking tears, recognition, anger, inspiration and awe

Guardian readers

19, Dec, 2022 @3:41 PM

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Theatre: Susannah Clapp’s 10 best shows of 2022
Thirties Harlem and the siege of Troy rocked, along with Joan of Arc, Orlando and the Ladies of Llangollen, to be greeted by funding cuts across the board

Susannah Clapp

18, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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The Nutcracker review – modernised magic
The final production from outgoing artistic director Tom Morris draws fresh weirdness from ETA Hoffmann’s source story

Clare Brennan

04, Dec, 2022 @11:30 AM

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The Guardian view on levelling up in the arts: a tricky balancing act | Editorial
Editorial: A bold attempt to reframe England’s cultural life might be laudable but it comes at a price


18, Nov, 2022 @6:07 PM

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Watch out for snowball-firing robots! 25 of the best UK stage shows this Christmas
Ian McKellen in Mother Goose, Robin Hood as a rock’n’roll panto, a circus spin on The Little Prince and glitter galore … it’s our selection box of festive theatre

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

09, Nov, 2022 @1:13 PM

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The best theatre to stream this month: The Book of Dust, Four Quartets and the start of panto season
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes Alan Ayckbourn’s 87th play, live performance from Ukraine and a concert of lost showtunes

Chris Wiegand

01, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Tammy Faye; Hamlet; Marvellous – review
Katie Brayben nails the title role in a musical otherwise lacking edge, Billy Howle makes a princely Hamlet and an all-new West End theatre is launched by an amazing life

Susannah Clapp

30, Oct, 2022 @10:30 AM

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