Complicite

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Can I Live? review – privilege, protest and the climate crisis
Fehinti Balogun’s show uses hip-hop and spoken word to explore the ways people of colour have been excluded from environmental activism

Arifa Akbar

14, Sep, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Simon McBurney: 'Germany understand that in a crisis you need bonds between people'
As Complicité’s The Encounter goes online, its creator discusses the need to rebuild British culture ‘from the ground up’

Lanre Bakare

13, May, 2020 @2:13 PM

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The 50 best theatre shows of the 21st century
A hip-hop history lesson, a dizzy Dahl musical and a continent-hopping barbershop … we pick the finest new works of theatre since 2000

Michael Billington, Alexis Soloski, Catherine Love, Mark Fisher and Chris Wiegand

17, Sep, 2019 @2:43 PM

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Edinburgh festival 2019: 50 theatre, comedy and dance shows to see
There’s a Belle and Sebastian play, a show in a hair salon, Frances Barber performing Pet Shop Boys songs and top comics including Josie Long and Stephen Fry. Here’s our guide to the world’s biggest arts festival

Mark Fisher, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

14, Jun, 2019 @6:00 AM

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I don't think I've ever been so hurt by a piece of art. People with disability deserve better | Anthea Williams
Stage director Anthea Williams walked away from one of Sydney festival’s biggest shows crushed. ‘How disability is understood affects me every day of my life’

Anthea Williams

08, Feb, 2019 @1:40 AM

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What musical theatre can teach us about how we respond to cancer
The female experience of disease is at the heart of an extraordinary and moving show

Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

27, Mar, 2018 @12:26 AM

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Grief is the Thing With Feathers review – Cillian Murphy takes wing
In Enda Walsh’s ambitious adaptation of the Max Porter novel, Murphy is riveting as a bereaved husband – and an imaginary crow

Helen Meany

22, Mar, 2018 @5:00 PM

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Cillian Murphy to star in stage version of Grief Is the Thing With Feathers
Enda Walsh adapts Max Porter’s acclaimed novel about love, art and bereavement for Complicité theatre company’s Irish production

Chris Wiegand

30, Nov, 2017 @11:30 AM

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The Kid Stays in the Picture review – from mogul to minor player
Robert Evans all but disappears in Simon McBurney’s adaptation of the Hollywood producer’s rollercoaster memoir

Kate Kellaway

26, Mar, 2017 @7:00 AM

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How Robert Evans changed movies for ever – and for the better
With The Godfather and Chinatown, Robert Evans revolutionised the movie industry. Now, Simon McBurney is staging the mogul’s scandalous memoir, The Kid Stays in the Picture. They talk about art, life and America

Ryan Gilbey

24, Feb, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Beware of Pity review – found in translation
Barbican, London
Simon McBurney’s fizzing take on Stefan Zweig’s 1939 novel transcends language barriers… and can still be seen online

Susannah Clapp

19, Feb, 2017 @7:55 AM

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Beware of Pity review – Simon McBurney astonishes with vision of a world on edge
With dazzling virtuosity, this Complicite/Schaubühne staging of Stefan Zweig’s novel brilliantly evokes a doomed romance and the imminent horror of war

Michael Billington

10, Feb, 2017 @1:35 PM

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