Bryony Lavery

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Last Easter review – a lovable drama about life, death and theatre
Bryony Lavery’s play, revived by director Tinuke Craig, celebrates friendship with truths, humour and good punchlines

Arifa Akbar

13, Jul, 2021 @2:02 PM

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15 Heroines review – a triumphant revoicing of Ovid
The aggrieved women of the poet’s Heroides speak loud and clear in 15 bristling new monologues

Susannah Clapp

15, Nov, 2020 @10:30 AM

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15 Heroines: The Labyrinth review – defiant women rise up from the myths
These bite-sized, beautifully written short plays give a powerful voice to aggrieved heroines from Greek and Roman mythology

Arifa Akbar

09, Nov, 2020 @12:51 PM

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Oliver Twist for all the senses: Leeds makes Dickens fully accessible
Deaf and disabled actors are bringing a fresh dimension to the much-loved tale in Leeds Playhouse’s new production. The creative team explain its ‘aesthetics of access’

Catherine Love

26, Feb, 2020 @1:28 PM

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Star debuts and happy returns: theatre, dance and comedy in 2020
Tom Stoppard gets personal, Cush Jumbo does Hamlet, Hollywood names bring everything from tragedy to comedy … plus dance confronts shame and there’s standup open heart surgery

Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

02, Jan, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Gillian Hanna obituary
Actor, translator and founder of the feminist theatre group Monstrous Regiment

Bryony Lavery

29, Aug, 2019 @4:31 PM

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The Lovely Bones review – sorrowful tale retold with startling verve
Some of the heartbreak is lost but this adaptation of Alice Sebold’s novel, in which a murder victim watches events from the afterlife, is a mesmerising spectacle

Michael Billington

09, Sep, 2018 @12:36 PM

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Playwright Bryony Lavery: ‘We have to watch our backs, particularly in this strange climate’
As her adaptation of The Lovely Bones opens, the 70-year-old playwright and director talks family, feminism and gender-blind theatre

Nick Curtis

25, Aug, 2018 @3:00 PM

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The week in theatre: Frozen; Brighton Rock – review
A big week for Bryony Lavery sees a revival of her 1998 missing child play, Frozen, and the premiere of her fine Graham Greene adaptation

Susannah Clapp

25, Feb, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Brighton Rock review – ingenious staging curtails Greene's Catholicism
Bryony Lavery’s adaptation underplays the classic novel’s religious theme and focuses on the pleasure-seeking Ida

Michael Billington

22, Feb, 2018 @1:02 PM

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Frozen review – Suranne Jones is riveting as mother facing child's killer
The performances match the intensity of the writing in Bryony Lavery’s drama, which asks if some people are born evil

Michael Billington

21, Feb, 2018 @12:00 AM

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All-star Pinter, a Suranne Jones thriller and Carey Mulligan goes solo: 2018's essential theatre
Brace yourself for The Birthday Party, an EasyJet love story, Sting’s shipyard musical and Ben Whishaw as Brutus

Michael Billington

01, Jan, 2018 @10:05 AM

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