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Chichester Festival theatre appoints Justin Audibert as new artistic director
Audibert, who runs the Unicorn children’s theatre in London, will replace Daniel Evans who is moving to the Royal Shakespeare Company

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

19, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The best theatre of 2022
In a superb year for the stage, our chief critic gives 10 shows an extra round of applause. Plus, Guardian theatre reviewers each pick their 2022 standout

Arifa Akbar

15, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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The week in theatre: My Neighbour Totoro; Local Hero – review
A beloved Studio Ghibli anime is brought to magical life in Phelim McDermott’s new RSC production, while the 1983 film Local Hero finds fresh resonance

Susannah Clapp

23, Oct, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Local Hero review – musical misses the magic of Bill Forsyth’s classic
In spite of a nifty set and new songs, this story of an oil-man trying to buy a Highlands village never quite comes alive

Arifa Akbar

18, Oct, 2022 @11:44 AM

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Daniel Evans and Tamara Harvey are an inspired duo to lead the RSC
An immense task awaits the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new artistic directors who must attract top talent, prioritise verse-speaking and combine classic repertory and contemporary drama

Michael Billington

20, Sep, 2022 @11:01 PM

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‘Childhood holidays everyone wishes they had’: the Famous Five return in a musical
Enid Blyton’s adventurers roam the stage in a new show that considers the climate crisis, gender identity and the impact of the pandemic on children

Arifa Akbar

20, Sep, 2022 @8:11 AM

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The week in theatre: The Narcissist; Into the Woods – review
Christopher Shinn’s new play of post-Trump politics finds complex characters lost in ego and addiction, while Terry Gilliam and Leah Hausman’s take on Sondheim is just a bit too much

Susannah Clapp

04, Sep, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The Narcissist review – a darkly honest dissection of post-Trump politics
A spin doctor’s life spirals into chaos after he’s hired by an ambitious senator in Christopher Shinn’s grimly comic drama

Mark Lawson

02, Sep, 2022 @9:27 AM

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Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads review – a burning portrait of racism in Britain
Two decades since the debut of Roy Williams’s play set in a pub during an England v Germany World Cup qualifier, the script is as hot as ever

Anya Ryan

27, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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The week in theatre: Much Ado About Nothing; Jack Absolute Flies Again; Crazy for You
Shakespeare’s comedy is the gift that keeps on giving; Mrs Malaprop’s a loose cannon in Richard Bean’s Battle of Britain take on Sheridan; and who can resist Gershwin?

Susannah Clapp

24, Jul, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Crazy for You review – spine-tingling musical is a giddy thrill
Instantly infectious melodies, superb choreography and irresistible comedy are met with astonishing performances in this lovable show

Arifa Akbar

20, Jul, 2022 @2:11 PM

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Cancellations, costs and chaos: UK theatres grapple with rising Covid cases
Infections among workforce lead theatres to cancel performances, with loan repayments, soaring energy prices and the cost of living crisis adding to their woes

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

14, Jun, 2022 @3:42 PM

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