Laura Wade

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Home, I’m Darling review – a retro rebrand reveals ruffles not frills
In Laura Wade’s clever play, her heroine becomes a 50s housewife but 21st-century gender politics lurk under the Formica surface

Mark Fisher

16, Jul, 2021 @10:57 AM

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Lack of support for theatre is to discourage dissent, says top playwright
Laura Wade, writer of Posh and Home, I’m Darling, criticises government’s attitude to industry as unions fight cuts to performing arts degrees

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

25, Jun, 2021 @4:00 PM

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'The nearest to God we get': stars pick the Beethoven work they cherish
Ali Smith does an opus a month, Tony Hall saw Fidelio on Robben Island, and Lady Brenda Hale used to march to his Grosse Fuge. As the Proms celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, stars reveal a favourite work

Compiled by Imogen Tilden

16, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Cancelled! Cancelled! Cancelled! Stars on the shows that couldn't go on
How does it feel to see a show you’ve spent years working on being pulled? From Love Islanders to Foals, Laura Wade and Wayne McGregor, artists reveal their darkest days – and deepest worries

Sirin Kale

01, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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'He holds us to account!' Theatre greats celebrate Michael Billington
Patrick Stewart, Peter Brook and Sonia Friedman are among those who give their verdict on a critic with ‘razor-like intelligence and a tender heart’

05, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Sanditon and The Watsons: TV and theatre finish what Austen started
Unfinished Jane Austen novels have been adapted for television and the stage. Theatre’s room for experiment delivers the most satisfying imaginative leap

Michael Billington

01, Oct, 2019 @11:37 AM

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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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Prose and cons: Boris Johnson’s long history of fictional cameos
The new PM saw literary potential in his career – as did his own father and a string of other writers. So how does he come across?

John Dugdale

25, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Danny Dyer's 'shout out to the Duchess!' – the Olivier awards' best quotes
Danny Dyer saluted royalty, Akram Khan told us to keep moving and Laura Wade remembered meeting her partner

Chris Wiegand

07, Apr, 2019 @7:23 PM

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Katherine Parkinson on vintage frocks, hating honeycomb and rebooting herself
The IT Crowd star, currently on stage in Home, I’m Darling, talks about Chekovian Maltesers adverts and aspiring to play Peppa Pig

07, Feb, 2019 @2:53 PM

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Top 10 theatre shows of 2018
A gender-switch Company got Sondheim’s blessing, Sam Mendes probed the doomed Lehman dynasty and Austen had a sparkling rewrite. But the year belonged to Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins facing the anguish of dementia

Michael Billington

17, Dec, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Laura Wade: ‘Theatre has something important to offer in these dark times’
The playwright on picking up where Jane Austen left off, being overtaken by events – and working with her partner, Samuel West

Interview by Nick Curtis

10, Nov, 2018 @2:00 PM

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