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From a joyous Mancunian Wiz to the most charming of Beasts – the best Christmas family shows
The Railway Children reduces our critic to tears, and a topical take on The Wizard of Oz blows her away as festive family shows return with a bang

Clare Brennan

05, Dec, 2021 @10:30 AM

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‘You’re looking at the person you love’: the married couple playing Romeo and Juliet
Laura Elsworthy and Jordan Metcalfe, who wed in Stratford upon Avon in 2018, are playing the star-crossed lovers in their home town of Hull

Chris Wiegand

06, Jul, 2021 @9:30 AM

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‘We had illicit snogs backstage!’ Love letters to theatres
Kerry Godliman, Genevieve Barr, James Graham and more share memories of the theatres that changed their lives

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

21, Jul, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Peter Pan review – Barrie classic staged with plenty of pixie dust
Making Wendy younger gives a different dynamic to Deborah McAndrew’s engaging adaptation, with Baker Mukasa’s spontaneous Peter

Mark Fisher

05, Dec, 2019 @12:33 PM

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Jack Lear review – Shakespeare, shanties and a raging Barrie Rutter
Dementia drama and Jacobean bloodbath sit uneasily alongside each other in a reworking of King Lear during the fishing industry’s dying days

Mark Fisher

28, Jan, 2019 @9:46 AM

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Jack Lear review – Shakespeare gets a gripping sea change
Barrie Rutter revives Ben Benison’s reworking of King Lear set in a 21st-century fishing community with action-packed success

Clare Brennan

27, Jan, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Oliver Twist review – Dickens classic brims with energy and harmony
A sumptuous choral score is key to this slick, polished production featuring an impressive female Fagin and tightly drilled young company

Mark Fisher

11, Dec, 2018 @4:07 PM

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The week in theatre: Julius Caesar; The Brothers Size; The Culture – review
Nicholas Hytner’s outstanding production reconfigures Julius Caesar in more ways than one. Plus, James Graham and Moonlight’s Tarell Alvin McCraney

Susannah Clapp

04, Feb, 2018 @8:00 AM

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On my radar: James Graham’s cultural highlights
The playwright on the renaissance of Hull, ironing to documentaries, and the romance of the Caledonian sleeper train

Kathryn Bromwich

14, Jan, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Hull’s year of culture: ‘We look at our city with new eyes’
The real story of Hull’s year as City of Culture is how it’s transformed the lives of local people. Here they discuss 2017’s highlights – and what its legacy might be

Rachel Cooke

19, Nov, 2017 @7:00 AM

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The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca review – Maxine Peake’s tribute to Hull’s headscarf revolutionaries
Peake’s rich new play, with music by the Unthanks, tells the story of the Hull women who fought the government on fishermen’s safety and won

Clare Brennan

12, Nov, 2017 @8:00 AM

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The Suitcase review – despair and discrimination in 50s South Africa
Johannesburg company Market Theatre delivers a universal message about prejudice from the story of a couple fleeing their village for the city

Clare Brennan

10, Sep, 2017 @6:00 AM

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