Lyndsey Turner

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Actor Erin Doherty: ‘How good a footballer was I? I got scouted by Chelsea!’
The actor best-known for playing Princess Anne in The Crown on making her National Theatre debut in The Crucible – and how the world it portrays is not so different from today

Rachel Cooke

16, Oct, 2022 @8:30 AM

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The week in theatre: Blues for an Alabama Sky; The Crucible; Dido’s Bar – review
Thirties Harlem is vibrantly alive at the National, while mob rule meets Little House on the Prairie in an assured revival of The Crucible. Elsewhere, a night on the tiles in Carthage

Susannah Clapp

09, Oct, 2022 @9:30 AM

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National Theatre to stage The Crucible with Erin Doherty and Brendan Cowell
Revival of Arthur Miller’s allegory is part of a new season featuring The Boy With Two Hearts and a 40-week tour of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Chris Wiegand

10, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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After the End review – violence, comedy and cliches in Dennis Kelly’s nuclear bunker
This dated two-hander about colleagues cowering in the wake of an explosion creates all-too-familiar disgust and fear

Miriam Gillinson

03, Mar, 2022 @3:00 PM

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A Number review – Lennie James and Paapa Essiedu scintillate as father and sons
The powerhouse duo’s effortless chemistry and emotional realism brings Caryl Churchill’s cloning tragedy blazing into new life

Arifa Akbar

02, Feb, 2022 @1:06 PM

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Under Milk Wood review – Michael Sheen steps into Dylan Thomas’s bygone world
Lyndsey Turner’s production is a charming albeit emotionally distanced retreat into nostalgia

Arifa Akbar

23, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Far Away review – Jessica Hynes brings humour to short, sharp horror
The real world slides away with frightening ease and pace in Caryl Churchill’s masterclass of tension

Miriam Gillinson

13, Feb, 2020 @10:42 AM

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Noye's Fludde review – floods theatre with colour and a nervous moose
ENO’s first collaboration with Theatre Royal Stratford East and local schoolchildren is perfectly pitched and brings witty touches to Britten’s community opera

Erica Jeal

07, Jul, 2019 @7:02 PM

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Top Girls review – Churchill's study of bourgeois feminism gets an epic makeover
With a boosted cast of 18, Lyndsey Turner’s revival of Caryl Churchill’s classic sometimes feels like three separate plays

Michael Billington

04, Apr, 2019 @10:52 AM

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Aristocrats review – Brian Friel's striking portrait of a family in decline
Overly abstract production lifted by first-rate performances in an engrossing tale of decaying culture and rocky relationships

Michael Billington

10, Aug, 2018 @10:22 AM

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Machinal: how an execution gripped America and sparked a Broadway sensation
When Rebecca Hall read it she couldn’t breathe. After Fiona Shaw played the role she got letters full of loneliness. This is the true story behind Sophie Treadwell’s trailblazing play

David Jays

07, Jun, 2018 @3:16 PM

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The Treatment review – a flawless production
Lyndsey Turner’s revival of Martin Crimp’s satire captures the powerlessness of a writer chewed up by the movie business

Kate Kellaway

07, May, 2017 @6:45 AM

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