Miriam Buether

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Patriots review – Peter Morgan’s compelling study of Russian dissidence
Tom Hollander stars as Boris Berezovsky in The Crown creator’s new drama, which has a show-stealing performance by Will Keen as Vladimir Putin

Arifa Akbar

13, Jul, 2022 @8:53 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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To Kill a Mockingbird review – Harper Lee would approve of snappy Sorkin update
Rafe Spall is a dignified Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s smooth and confident adaptation, which finds modern-day resonances in the 1960 classic about racial injustice in the American south

Arifa Akbar

31, Mar, 2022 @10:59 PM

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Spring Awakening review – desire and dread in coming-of-age musical
Rupert Goold’s production of the alt-rock musical has a talented young cast and some striking moments but the songs are often banal

Arifa Akbar

20, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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The week in theatre: Hymn; Typical review – first-rate and perfectly balanced
Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani work as one in Lolita Chakrabarti’s brilliantly realised study of male friendship

Susannah Clapp

28, Feb, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Albion review – Mike Bartlett's thorny study of politics and patriotism
Revived by Rupert Goold just over two years after its premiere, this subtle drama has grown with new meaning

Arifa Akbar

06, Feb, 2020 @12:19 PM

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Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird to open in West End next year
The West Wing writer’s play will coincide with the 60th anniversary of the publication of Harper Lee’s novel

Chris Wiegand

31, Oct, 2019 @11:32 AM

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Shipwreck review – vital political drama takes Trump seriously
Liberal Americans slug it out in Anne Washburn’s sprawling play that unpicks the messy demise of democracy

Michael Billington

20, Feb, 2019 @10:58 AM

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The Jungle review – vital drama of hope and despair at the Calais camp
This vivid recreation of life in the sprawling refugee camp is a priceless piece of theatre that enlarges our understanding while appealing to our emotions

Michael Billington

06, Jul, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Knockouts, nobles and nukes: the 25 best British plays since Jerusalem
It is the hit that transformed British theatre. As Jez Butterworth’s epochal drama returns, our critic chooses the 25 best plays since Jerusalem – from exploited boxers to warring kings

Michael Billington

27, Jun, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Machinal review – hellish vision of America as an assembly line
Natalie Abrahami directs Sophie Treadwell’s unforgettable portrait of a young woman suffocating at home and work

Michael Billington

12, Jun, 2018 @11:57 AM

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The Jungle, play about Calais migrant camp life, to get West End run
Playhouse Theatre will stage immersive production of work by Joe Robertson and Joe Murphy

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

12, Mar, 2018 @7:00 AM

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