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‘What happened to Free Willy?’ Cock ticket prices drop after shock at £400 seats
‘Dynamic pricing’ sees ticket costs fluctuate wildly for the acclaimed production’s final performances in the West End

Chris Wiegand

11, May, 2022 @3:08 PM

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The week in theatre: Punchdrunk: The Burnt City; Scandaltown
The immersive theatre trailblazers return with an all-consuming vision of the siege of Troy

Susannah Clapp

24, Apr, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The week in theatre: The Great Middlemarch Mystery; The 47th; For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide…
A site-specific quest gets to the heart of George Eliot’s novel; Mike Bartlett makes a Shakespearean tragedy of Trump; and six young black men find full expression in Ryan Calais Cameron’s eloquent new play

Susannah Clapp

17, Apr, 2022 @9:30 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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Sad! Is Donald Trump just too boring for a grand Shakespearean makeover?
Bertie Carvel is brilliant in The 47th, Mike Bartlett’s ingenious play about the former US president, but the real parallel is not with the Bard’s kings but his hollow braggarts

Michael Billington

14, Apr, 2022 @11:02 AM

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The 47th review – Bertie Carvel is devilishly good but this Trumpian satire feels too soon
Mike Bartlett’s script turns US politics into Shakepearean comedy but falls oddly flat despite magnetising performances

Arifa Akbar

10, Apr, 2022 @9:13 AM

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‘I keep hope alive’: Tamara Tunie on playing Kamala Harris in political dystopia The 47th
The Law & Order: SVU star is returning to the stage in a White House satire set in 2024. She talks about the ‘black-lash’ after Obama’s election, brokering a new deal for Broadway diversity – and her role as Whitney Houston’s mum

Arifa Akbar

22, Mar, 2022 @4:39 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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Cock review – Jonathan Bailey and Taron Egerton locked in a love triangle
Jade Anouka’s character causes an existential earthquake in Marianne Elliott’s stylised revival of Mike Bartlett’s comedy about sexual identity

Arifa Akbar

15, Mar, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Taron Egerton to return ‘with a vengeance’ after fainting during West End debut
The actor who passed out on stage said he had ‘a bruised ego but I’m fine’ and would be back to perform on Monday night

Chris Wiegand

07, Mar, 2022 @11:11 AM

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‘Shakespearean’ Donald Trump to be subject of play in blank verse
The 47th by Mike Bartlett stars Bertie Carvel as the ex-president making attempt to regain the White House

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

01, Feb, 2022 @5:09 PM

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Mrs Delgado review – majestic lockdown fable brims with life
Compassion and community lie at the heart of this hilarious one-woman show about curtain-twitching neighbours

Miriam Gillinson

10, Dec, 2021 @12:10 PM

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