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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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Wuthering Heights review – Emma Rice’s audacious riff on Emily Brontë’s classic
Retelling the gothic novel with intelligently charming humour and a live band, this is a bold and ingenious production

Arifa Akbar

22, Oct, 2021 @12:02 PM

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Outlier review – the spirit of Kerouac reaches the West Country in superb drama
Malaika Kegode embraces audiences with her warm, honest poetry, backed by musicians Jakabol – but her true-life tale quickly takes a dark turn

Mark Fisher

25, Jun, 2021 @8:51 AM

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An inspiring Bristol Old Vic drama teacher who had a way with words | Letter
Letter: Marcia Wheeler fondly recalls the sharp wit of Rudi Shelley


13, May, 2021 @5:42 PM

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The week in theatre: Living Newspaper; Angels in Bristol review – quick thinking
More than 60 writers and 200 freelancers get to work on the Royal Court’s inspired latest venture, while the Bible gets a Bristol twist

Susannah Clapp

27, Dec, 2020 @9:30 AM

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'It's everyday costume': the theatre designer who started a fashion label
When Ti Green’s work disappeared due to Covid, she began her own clothing label inspired by Bristol Old Vic

Kate Salter

16, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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'We need help as soon as possible': Bristol's theatres in peril
The Old Vic and Tobacco Factory Theatres hope that help from the £1.57bn UK arts sector rescue fund arrives soon

Steven Morris

10, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The Michael Billington archive: highlights from five decades of reviews
Ken Dodd’s laugh riot, Dustin Hoffman as Willy Loman, Lucy Prebble’s dazzling debut and ‘off-with-your kit Harington’ … revisit the hits and flops assessed by our outgoing theatre critic

20, Dec, 2019 @7:49 AM

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Touching the Void proves anything is possible in the theatre
David Greig’s survival-story adaptation has clawed its way to the West End – and it is a triumph of resolve and innovation

Michael Billington

15, Nov, 2019 @11:18 AM

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Cyrano review – sorely lacking in panache
A strong poetic lead and fine support can’t make this meandering new adaptation anything more than a slog

Kate Wyver

24, Oct, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Peter Pan review – it’s all over the place, Darling
Despite a soaring lead and plenty of ideas, this production doesn’t quite get off the ground

Kate Kellaway

04, Aug, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Tom Morris: ‘We need to grasp the extraordinary creativity of this country’
The theatre director on adapting Touching the Void for the stage, and Breaking the Waves as an opera

Interview by Holly Williams

06, Jul, 2019 @3:00 PM

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