Lyric Hammersmith

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Actor Nathaniel Curtis: ‘I realised It’s a Sin was a hit when Elton John called’
The actor on breaking through in C4’s It’s a Sin, his title role on stage in Britannicus – and always being seen as ‘the tall one with the long hair’

Michael Hogan

22, May, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Scandaltown review – smut and silliness in modern Restoration comedy
Mike Bartlett’s rambunctious capers with types including Lady Susan Climber and Matt Eton MP are great fun if not exactly stinging satire

Arifa Akbar

15, Apr, 2022 @1:43 PM

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When Covid shut the theatres, I became my mother’s carer. Returning feels defiant
The pandemic closed the play I was starring in, the last my mum, Diana Rigg, ever saw. Two years on, staging a scandalous new play at the same theatre is cause for celebration

Rachael Stirling

20, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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The week in theatre: Two Billion Beats; Running With Lions; The Forest; The Chairs – review
A Hindu schoolgirl challenges all around her; Toby Stephens and Gina McKee star in Florian Zeller’s sketchy new play; and Kathryn Hunter excels in a frisky reworking of Ionescu

Susannah Clapp

20, Feb, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Running With Lions review – grief haunts a British Caribbean family
Sian Carter’s debut play tells an inter-generational story of hidden mental illness that is richly played, with real pain but also sparks of joy

Arifa Akbar

16, Feb, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Black talent takes centre stage at Lyric Hammersmith theatre
Festival to celebrate black culture and creativity, with Lemn Sissay and Shingai as headline acts

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

17, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Beauty Queen of Leenane review – Martin McDonagh’s raging black comedy returns
This tale of a claustrophobic mother-daughter relationship takes contrived turns, but the starkly moving performances remain compelling

Arifa Akbar

10, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Out West review – compelling trio of dramas reframes place and race
Tanika Gupta sends Gandhi overseas, Simon Stephens sees devastation in locked-down London and Roy Williams lightens the mood with a local hero story

Arifa Akbar

25, Jun, 2021 @12:29 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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National Theatre reopens to stage panto for second time in its history
Dick Whittington presented in new in-the-round season that includes sequel to hit football play Death of England

Chris Wiegand

17, Sep, 2020 @10:52 AM

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'I've wrestled, climbed the walls and got a black eye' – theatres that made us
Nadia Albina, Ivo Graham, Cherylee Houston and more share memories of the theatres that they call home

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

22, Jul, 2020 @6:47 PM

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Fight a pigeon for your seat! Unforgettable theatre encounters
Susan Wokoma recalls plays backed by birdsong, Tallulah Brown found a fairytale in the reeds and Gregory Doran takes a trip back to Lancaster

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

15, Jul, 2020 @8:59 AM

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