Gary Owen

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The week in theatre: Women, Beware the Devil; Romeo and Julie; Shirley Valentine – review
Director Rupert Goold and co have a field day with Lulu Raczka’s elusive new Jacobean folk horror; star-crossed Cardiff teenagers snare hearts and minds; and Sheridan Smith makes Willy Russell’s midlife monologue her own

Susannah Clapp

05, Mar, 2023 @10:30 AM

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Romeo and Julie review – a sweet spin on Shakespeare
Gary Owen’s tale of star-crossed, working-class lovers in modern Cardiff offers existential questions and awkward encounters

Arifa Akbar

22, Feb, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Babygrows are such sweet sorrow: Romeo and Juliet get a gritty romcom reboot
Romeo, an out-of-work single dad, falls for Julie, a top student who dreams of being an astrophysicist. We go behind the scenes at a Shakespeare update that swaps fair Verona for Splott in Cardiff

Arifa Akbar

13, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The best theatre, dance and comedy tickets to book for 2023
Danny Boyle’s Matrix-inspired spectacular opens in Manchester, Succession star Brian Cox returns to the stage and standups Maisie Adam, Guz Khan and Catherine Cohen are on tour

Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

26, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The best theatre of 2022
In a superb year for the stage, our chief critic gives 10 shows an extra round of applause. Plus, Guardian theatre reviewers each pick their 2022 standout

Arifa Akbar

15, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Iphigenia in Splott review – a shattering modern classic that distils all our troubles
Gary Owen’s magnificent one-woman monologue brings Greek tragedy to Cardiff and reveals the terrible emotional costs of our societal shortfalls

Arifa Akbar

02, Oct, 2022 @12:11 PM

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‘A call to arms’: Sophie Melville returns to furious drama about austerity’s brutal impact
It was her breakout role – and now the actor is starring once more in Gary Owen’s Iphigenia in Splott, a play that resonates with her personally and politically

Natasha Tripney

12, Sep, 2022 @6:58 AM

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A Christmas Carol review – a clever, Cardiffian spin on the Christmas classic
Panto tropes are happily pooh-poohed with a gender-swapped Scrooge and properly terrifying puppetry in Joe Murphy’s triumphant Dickens redo

Gareth Llŷr Evans

01, Dec, 2021 @2:23 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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National Theatre Wales accused of favouring English artists
Playwrights and actors write letter claiming NTW is ridding itself of its theatrical identity

Steven Morris

21, Sep, 2018 @3:43 PM

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Lyn Gardner's top 10 theatre of 2017
Sarah Frankcom made Thorton Wilder’s small-town hymn Our Town sing in Manchester, a new British musical was full of feeling and Andrew Scott’s mercurial prince let us see Hamlet anew

Lyn Gardner

15, Dec, 2017 @5:37 PM

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Chekhov's revolutions: the Russian master still speaks to a world in flux
On the centenary of the Russian revolution, a glut of revivals show Chekhov’s characters struggling to adjust to the social earthquakes that engulf them

Lyn Gardner

14, Nov, 2017 @7:30 AM

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