Dennis Kelly

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‘It had to be dark’ – how we made Matilda the Musical
‘We didn’t give Matilda any songs because she was shy. Then we realised: it’s a fricking musical – the protagonist needs to sing!

Interviews by Chris Wiegand

08, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The week in TV: Together; GB News; Horizon Special: The Vaccine; We Are Lady Parts
A talent-packed BBC drama was more letdown than lockdown, while Channel 4’s punk comedy was a delight

Barbara Ellen

20, Jun, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Jude Law: 'When I became a parent, I would cry at anything'
As he plays a troubled dad trapped on a sinister island in The Third Day, the star reveals how the drama unlocked his deepest parenting fears – and shares his worries about its 12-hour, live-action section

Emine Saner

07, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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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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Dennis Kelly on Girls and Boys: 'I was shocked Carey Mulligan did it'
The Matilda playwright has written a shattering solo drama that he didn’t think his star would read. He talks about fear, masculinity and burying secrets

Lyn Gardner

22, Feb, 2018 @2:37 PM

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The week in theatre: Girls & Boys; The York Realist – review
Alone on stage for an hour and a half, Carey Mulligan is extraordinary in Dennis Kelly’s gripping new play

Susannah Clapp

18, Feb, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Girls and Boys review – gut-wrenching Carey Mulligan charts a marriage's end
Mulligan is a joy to watch as she brings her expressive powers to bear in Dennis Kelly’s flawed but compelling one-hander

Michael Billington

15, Feb, 2018 @11:59 PM

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The best theatre of Christmas 2017 – from Treasure Island to Guys and Dolls
Romance and adventure abound as Rhys Ifans plays Scrooge, Guys and Dolls hits Harlem and Sherlock returns

Lyn Gardner

02, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Funny, messy and real: why Sharon Horgan is the most watchable woman on TV
The star of the brutally honest Catastrophe talks about why fans identify with the sitcom – and why it’s tricky to watch HBO show Divorce with her husband

Nosheen Iqbal

07, Mar, 2017 @5:47 PM

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Sharon Horgan: Queen of difficult women
Sharp-eyed, sharp-tongued and very funny, Sharon Horgan is about to seduce America with her tragicomic take on a divorce from hell, starring Sarah Jessica Parker. By Eva Wiseman

Eva Wiseman

09, Oct, 2016 @6:05 AM

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From Sharon Horgan to Jo Brand: women take the comedy throne at C4
Game of Thrones’ Sean Bean plays it for laughs in Wasted as broadcaster unveils new season

John Plunkett

05, Jun, 2016 @5:02 PM

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Matilda the Musical review – still a revoltingly subversive success
Australia finally gets the Tony and Olivier award-winning adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic by Dennis Kelly and local hero Tim Minchin on his homepatch

Nancy Groves

20, Aug, 2015 @12:31 PM

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