Michael Grandage

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The week in theatre: Orlando; Hex review – an elemental Emma Corrin, and a bit of a beast at the National
Corrin shape-shifts to perfection in Neil Bartlett’s zestful take on Virginia Woolf, while a bad fairy casts a spell on Rufus Norris

Susannah Clapp

11, Dec, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Orlando review – Emma Corrin is glorious in a giddy, heartfelt show
In Neil Bartlett’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s wild-goose chase through time, Corrin shines as the hero who falls asleep as a man and wakes as a woman

David Jays

05, Dec, 2022 @11:59 PM

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‘It’s relatable’ … The Crown’s Emma Corrin on playing gender-swapping, time-travelling Orlando
The actor and the director Michael Grandage talk about how relevant their staging of Virginia Woolf’s classic work of gender fluidity feels – and remember their own queer battles

Claire Armitstead

15, Nov, 2022 @4:32 PM

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My Policeman review – Harry Styles and co underwhelm in 50s Brighton-set plodder
Styles leads a half-hearted cast as a copper whose marriage is rocked by the return of a figure from his past

Wendy Ide

23, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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My Policeman review – poignant tale of a love triangle inspired by EM Forster’s own
Michael Grandage’s adaptation of a novel inspired by Forster’s famous ménage à trois conjours a mood of British postwar repression and guilt

Peter Bradshaw

20, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Even Harry Styles’ presence can’t make My Policeman’s discussion of queerness interesting
Michael Grandage’s new film has gay cast members and crew, but the literacy of queer themes in mainstream cinema feels painfully unevolved

Guy Lodge

20, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The Lemon Table review – love and death with Julian Barnes
Ian McDiarmid wryly contemplates mortality in his engaging new adaptation of two Julian Barnes short stories

Clare Brennan

24, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Lemon Table review – Julian Barnes’ stories of mortality and musicality
Ian McDiarmid is outstanding in two pieces, one as an angry audience member and one a composer’s coda, directed by Michael Grandage

Brian Logan

21, Oct, 2021 @5:43 PM

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Frozen review – stunning musical extravaganza creates its own magic
Beyond the visual thrills and powerful ballads, this adaptation brings an unexpected depth to the relationship between two tortured sisters

Arifa Akbar

08, Sep, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Hamlet, Cabaret and a fistful of Romeos: the best theatre, comedy and dance of autumn 2021
Cush Jumbo tackles the troubled prince, Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne head for 30s Berlin, while standup favourites and dance spectaculars burst back on the stage

Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

26, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Ian McDiarmid to tour show based on Julian Barnes stories about ageing
Actor will perform two tales with a musical theme featuring characters confronting their mortality with defiance

Chris Wiegand

10, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Samantha Barks and Stephanie McKeon to star in West End version of Frozen
The pair will play sisters Elsa and Anna in the stage version of the Disney mega-hit when the Theatre Royal Drury Lane reopens later this year

Chris Wiegand

10, Apr, 2020 @7:00 AM

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