Es Devlin

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Es Devlin: ‘Has everything I’ve made been worth the resources? Probably not’
The multihyphenate set designer has worked with Adele, Kanye West and Beyoncé – but her new project is a shrine to endangered species whose stars are pipistrelles, planthoppers and bearded tits

Oliver Wainwright

19, Sep, 2022 @3:20 PM

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How do you make a lavish spectacle sustainable? Theatre’s radical green agenda
A meeting of minds at the National Theatre showed ways to stage drama along environmentally sound lines. But is everyone on board?

Michael Billington

07, Jun, 2022 @2:54 PM

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Tony awards 2022: A Strange Loop leads the nominees, while British talents are lauded
Three actors from The Lehman Trilogy go head to head, the musical Six picks up eight nominations and the production MJ – about Michael Jackson – is also recognised

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

09, May, 2022 @2:03 PM

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A Number review – Lennie James and Paapa Essiedu scintillate as father and sons
The powerhouse duo’s effortless chemistry and emotional realism brings Caryl Churchill’s cloning tragedy blazing into new life

Arifa Akbar

02, Feb, 2022 @1:06 PM

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What’s our message to outer space? We are not so brilliant here on Earth | Rowan Moore
The prize-winning poetry of the Azerbaijani president’s daughter and the Dubai Expo both lack inspiration

Rowan Moore

09, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Plans for 50% funding cut to arts subjects at universities ‘catastrophic’
Artists and musicians speak out against proposal by education secretary and Office for Students

Lanre Bakare and Richard Adams

06, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Es Devlin and Machiko Weston: I Saw the World End review | Jonathan Jones
Marking 75 years since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, stage designers Devlin and Weston have made a film of immense power – but it won’t be seen as it was meant to

Jonathan Jones

06, Aug, 2020 @4:41 PM

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'The nearest to God we get': stars pick the Beethoven work they cherish
Ali Smith does an opus a month, Tony Hall saw Fidelio on Robben Island, and Lady Brenda Hale used to march to his Grosse Fuge. As the Proms celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, stars reveal a favourite work

Compiled by Imogen Tilden

16, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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What's the future of theatre? A Scottish seaside town may have all the answers
Transparent wraparound screens, touring deckchair pop-ups, rooftop suction devices … our writer talks to the designers rethinking theatre for the Covid age – and finds Dunoon leading the way

Oliver Wainwright

14, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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'When I've tried to write about it, it's sounded meh' – George Ezra and more on coronavirus
In the second part of our series, we ask set designer Es Devlin, director Claire Denis, composer Mark Simpson and others about how the pandemic has changed their work

Interviews by Laura Snapes, Alex Needham, Catherine Shoard , Imogen Tilden, Tim Jonze and Michael Segalov

15, Apr, 2020 @7:41 AM

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Designer Es Devlin: all the world’s her stage
From theatre sets to arena shows for Kanye West, the stage designer has waved her magic wand over them all. Now it’s her turn in the spotlight

Tim Lewis

29, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Es Devlin review – a bendy bamboo history of the world from Adele's designer
Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, London
The artist and designer, who has made stunning work for Adele and the Royal Opera House, has created an epic map of history that takes in everything from Buddha to Rosa Parks

Jonathan Jones

26, Sep, 2019 @7:26 AM

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