Ella Hickson

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Wendy & Peter Pan review – Wendy finds her way in a boy-shaped world
Developed between teams in Leeds and Tokyo, this spectacular reimagining brings new complexity to JM Barrie’s story

Clare Brennan

16, Jan, 2022 @11:30 AM

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The week in theatre: The Ocean at the End of the Lane; Swive [Elizabeth]; Teenage Dick – review
A Neil Gaiman adaptation delivers spooky childhood spectacle; and the teenage years of Elizabeth I and Richard III

Susannah Clapp

22, Dec, 2019 @10:30 AM

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Swive [Elizabeth] review – a not so modern queen fights for absolute power
Ella Hickson’s Elizabeth I story vividly portrays her battles with men and a patriarchal system but doesn’t make a strong case for contemporary parallels

Michael Billington

15, Dec, 2019 @11:23 AM

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Anna review – lies and surveillance in communist East Berlin
Ella Hickson’s inventive thriller turns the audience into spies behind a glass wall, with fascinating but flawed results

Michael Billington

22, May, 2019 @10:56 AM

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Wired up: East Berlin thriller makes National Theatre a surveillance centre
Ella Hickson’s radical new play asks its audience to spy on the lives of a nation gripped by revolutionary promise

Philip Oltermann

16, May, 2019 @9:07 AM

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'Dazzling' drama about race wins prize for Jackie Sibblies Drury
US dramatist wins Susan Smith Blackburn prize for female playwrights with Fairview, beating dramas by debbie tucker green and Ella Hickson

Chris Wiegand

04, Mar, 2019 @8:00 PM

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Wendy and Peter Pan review – a blast of fairy dust
Ella Hickson’s adaptation of JM Barrie’s story is a funny and heartbreaking coming-of-age tale for its swashbuckling heroine

Mark Fisher

03, Dec, 2018 @11:33 AM

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The Writer review – Romola Garai blazes into the battlefield of desire
Almeida, London
Ella Hickson’s riveting play about a writer exploring the sexual revolution boasts a shining performance from Romola Garai

Michael Billington

25, Apr, 2018 @11:03 AM

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The best political plays – picked by David Hare, James Graham and more
A gripping story of the Calais camp. A caper about media greed. A pair of startling dramas from Caryl Churchill. Leading playwrights choose their favourite political plays

15, Mar, 2018 @12:34 PM

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Oil review – scorchingly ambitious with plenty of renewable energy
Anne-Marie Duff time travels from 1800s Cornwall to 70s Libya in Ella Hickson’s remarkable new play about empire, energy and parenthood

Michael Billington

16, Oct, 2016 @11:57 AM

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Plan your week’s theatre: top tickets
Anything Goes in Sheffield, Ella Hickson puts a spell on theatregoers with Merlin in Northampton, and it’s your last chance to catch the devastating Grounded on tour

Lyn Gardner

24, Nov, 2014 @7:00 AM

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Wendy and Peter Pan – review

This reinvention of JM Barrie's story dispenses with the original's dark ambiguity, but there's still plenty to enjoy, writes Michael Billington

Michael Billington

19, Dec, 2013 @11:58 AM

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