Jermyn Street Theatre

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The Tempest review – Michael Pennington’s mighty magician lends spark
Pennington plays Prospero in Tom Littler’s production, with a bewitching, naughty Ariel in Whitney Kehinde

Arifa Akbar

30, Nov, 2021 @2:30 PM

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Footfalls and Rockaby review – Beckett double bill casts a chilling spell
Pacing endlessly and rocking towards the big sleep, Siân Phillips and Charlotte Emmerson’s performances make this evening deeply affecting

Chris Wiegand

05, Nov, 2021 @9:00 PM

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This Beautiful Future review – beguiling drama of young war-torn love
The story of sexual awakening in the second world war could be happening today in this clever production of Rita Kalnejais’s 2017 play

Anya Ryan

23, Aug, 2021 @2:30 PM

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Mr and Mrs Nobody review – at home with the Pooters
There are squabbles, strained smiles and domestic mishaps in Keith Waterhouse’s spin on the Grossmiths’ classic

Chris Wiegand

09, Jul, 2021 @10:52 AM

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Happy Days review – Lisa Dwan swings from laughter to gothic gravity
Trevor Nunn’s production of Samuel Beckett’s classic play is stronger on music-hall comedy than bleakness

Arifa Akbar

18, Jun, 2021 @12:12 PM

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‘I rip off my skin and give him the guts’ – Lisa Dwan on her approach to Beckett
The actor had a great lockdown: she learned to cook, took up cello – and fell in love. Now six months pregnant, Dwan’s about to be buried up to her neck in Happy Days. Is she worried?

Arifa Akbar

10, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online
From live streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soon

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

08, Jun, 2021 @7:34 AM

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Two Horsemen review – a duo locked in fearful comic limbo
Biyi Bandele’s daring and surreal play, set against some unspoken outside threat, pitches its characters into a whirl of confusion

Arifa Akbar

19, May, 2021 @9:23 PM

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From Hamlet to Hullabaloo: what to see as theatres and comedy clubs reopen
As stage shows return, we pick the best post-lockdown offerings – featuring Egyptian gods, rebelling vicars, dancing youths ... and Ian McKellen playing the Dane at 82

Arifa Akbar (theatre), Brian Logan (comedy), Lyndsey Winship (dance)

16, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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David Hare: Covid-hit UK theatre needs a John Osborne-inspired revolution
Playwright mulls mass appeal of Osborne, who is being honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

08, May, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Rocky Road review – a riveting cat-and-mouse thriller
Tyger Drew-Honey and Kirsten Foster star in Shaun McKenna’s noirish tale of crime and punishment

Arifa Akbar

03, May, 2021 @7:00 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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