Josie Rourke

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Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons review – Aidan Turner and Jenna Coleman star in sharp drama
Josie Rourke’s West End revival of Sam Steiner’s fringe hit really lifts when the show’s starry duo drop their romcom routine

Arifa Akbar

01, Feb, 2023 @9:14 AM

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The week in theatre: As You Like It; Mandela; Kerry Jackson – review
Rose Ayling-Ellis stars in a fresh As You Like It; a Mandela musical can’t do the great man justice; and April De Angelis slips into two dimensions

Susannah Clapp

18, Dec, 2022 @10:30 AM

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As You Like It review – Josie Rourke leads us into the liberating delight of Arden
Martha Plimpton and the whole ensemble shine in a production of Shakespeare’s nuanced romance interwoven with sign language and song

Arifa Akbar

15, Dec, 2022 @1:57 PM

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Josie Rourke: ‘If Shakespeare was alive now he’d be under commission to Nica Burns’
As You Like It comes to London’s new venue @sohoplace this winter. The play’s director and the theatre’s owner discuss arts cuts, the industry’s gender balance and the pandemic

Arifa Akbar

28, Nov, 2022 @10:28 AM

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Aidan Turner and Jenna Coleman to star in drama about a word-rationed world
The actors will bring a revival of Sam Steiner’s 2015 play Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons to London, Manchester and Brighton, directed by Josie Rourke

Chris Wiegand

08, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Tom Hiddleston on Coriolanus: 'There was nowhere to hide – that's exciting'
As Josie Rourke’s Donmar production of Shakespeare’s tragedy is streamed for National Theatre at Home, its star recalls the thrilling intimacy, the brutal fights – and the cold shower

Interview by Chris Wiegand

03, Jun, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Gillian Anderson's Streetcar among next National Theatre at Home streams
Four new titles announced by the NT also include Barber Shop Chronicles, This House and Coriolanus starring Tom Hiddleston

Chris Wiegand

07, May, 2020 @9:31 AM

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Leading arts figures demand clarity over compensation for coronavirus closures
As majority of UK’s theatres close, industry bodies say government’s lack of outright ban on visiting venues leaves them unable to claim on insurance

Chris Wiegand and Lanre Bakare

17, Mar, 2020 @12:36 PM

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Real-time polling station play The Vote returns for election night
Catherine Tate, Mark Gatiss and Nina Sosanya star in James Graham and Josie Rourke’s theatrical experiment

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

07, Dec, 2019 @4:57 PM

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Sweet Charity review – Anne-Marie Duff has the rhythm of life
Josie Rourke turns this spirited Broadway musical into a hymn to female resilience in her exhilarating farewell production at the Donmar

Michael Billington

18, Apr, 2019 @11:11 AM

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At last, the Elizabeth v Mary catfight trope of history is being reassessed | Jerry Brotton
Historians have long pitted Elizabeth I against Mary Queen of Scots, says the academic Jerry Brotton

Jerry Brotton

21, Jan, 2019 @12:25 PM

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Mary Queen of Scots review – power and passion in a battle royal
Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan excel as wily foes in Josie Rourke’s striking take on the rivalry between Elizabeth I and her Scottish cousin

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

20, Jan, 2019 @8:00 AM

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