Finborough theatre

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Yes So I Said Yes review – prepare to be appalled
David Ireland’s provocative, surreal, intensely brutal farce finds a former loyalist paramilitary seeking mediation from Eamonn Holmes for a dispute with his neighbour

Mark Lawson

26, Nov, 2021 @1:11 PM

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The Sugar House review – a tough story of poverty’s legacy
Alana Valentine’s drama about a struggling family in New South Wales is superbly performed

Arifa Akbar

05, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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I’ve been cast as a bitchy theatre critic – it’s a role I couldn’t turn down | Michael Billington
Starring in a Zoom production of the play Masks and Faces tested my acting skills – not to mention my singing

Michael Billington

13, Jul, 2021 @1:33 PM

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Whispers to thunderstorms: the world of sound designer Max Pappenheim
After embarking accidentally on his career, Pappenheim has created innovative soundscapes for theatre, opera and radio

Arifa Akbar

21, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Late Night Staring at High Res Pixels review – moreish frenemies drama
As two women compete for the attentions of a middle-aged man, Athena Stevens’ production explores abuse and complicity

Arifa Akbar

03, Mar, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Theatres that made us: from Manchester's Royal Exchange to Cardiff's Chapter
Arts venues have been hit hard by the pandemic and are still unable to stage live performances. In the third part of a new series, we celebrate their essential role

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

08, Jul, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Continuity review – gripping study of Irish republican terror
In Gerry Moynihan’s monologue, recorded at the Finborough in 2017, Paul Kennedy gives a magnificent performance

Arifa Akbar

10, Jun, 2020 @3:12 PM

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Coronavirus: Royal Court becomes latest theatre to cancel shows
Royal Court, Old Vic and Arcola theatres are among those venues cancelling productions

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

16, Mar, 2020 @5:40 PM

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Scrounger review – the surreal case of the broken wheelchair
Athena Stevens creates comedy and occasional danger from a real-life incident in this tricksy drama

Arifa Akbar

10, Jan, 2020 @4:18 PM

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The Michael Billington archive: highlights from five decades of reviews
Ken Dodd’s laugh riot, Dustin Hoffman as Willy Loman, Lucy Prebble’s dazzling debut and ‘off-with-your kit Harington’ … revisit the hits and flops assessed by our outgoing theatre critic

20, Dec, 2019 @7:49 AM

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The Wind of Heaven review – a bewitching tale of faith and guilt
A Welsh teenager is hailed as the second coming in this fascinating revival of Emlyn Williams’ long-forgotten play

Michael Billington

29, Nov, 2019 @1:34 PM

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Anahera review – deft satire of class, race and family values
After a boy runs away, a Maori social worker is sent to investigate the parents in Emma Kinane’s engaging if overlong New Zealand drama

Arifa Akbar

06, Sep, 2019 @7:00 PM

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