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The best theatre to stream this month: The Boy With Two Hearts, Punchdrunk and more
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes Billy Crystal’s musical about a fading comedian, a female Faustus and a revival of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate

Chris Wiegand

01, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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It’s showtime! Stage sensations to watch out for in 2023
Ross Willis unveils his new play Grim Brenda, Nancy Medina takes over at Bristol Old Vic and Sung Im Her has all the right moves. Here are 10 of theatre’s brightest talents today

Chris Wiegand

03, Jan, 2023 @11:58 AM

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Are you bored yet? Let Gore Vidal, giant spiders and a talking nutcracker bring the drama back
Five absolute crackers for theatre-lovers, from streaming Shakespeare to a Neil Gaiman fantasy at the Lowry

Arifa Akbar

28, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Readers’ favourite stage shows of 2022
This year readers saw some amazing theatre, provoking tears, recognition, anger, inspiration and awe

Guardian readers

19, Dec, 2022 @3:41 PM

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Theatre: Susannah Clapp’s 10 best shows of 2022
Thirties Harlem and the siege of Troy rocked, along with Joan of Arc, Orlando and the Ladies of Llangollen, to be greeted by funding cuts across the board

Susannah Clapp

18, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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The week in theatre: As You Like It; Mandela; Kerry Jackson – review
Rose Ayling-Ellis stars in a fresh As You Like It; a Mandela musical can’t do the great man justice; and April De Angelis slips into two dimensions

Susannah Clapp

18, Dec, 2022 @10:30 AM

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The best theatre of 2022
In a superb year for the stage, our chief critic gives 10 shows an extra round of applause. Plus, Guardian theatre reviewers each pick their 2022 standout

Arifa Akbar

15, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Kerry Jackson review – Fay Ripley’s lively striver is riddled with working-class cliches
April De Angelis’s comedy about a leave-voting entrepreneur in a gentrified area has echoes of Abigail’s Party and Educating Rita – except all the characters are reduced to types

Arifa Akbar

08, Dec, 2022 @1:29 PM

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Hex review – musical Sleeping Beauty casts a darkly dazzling spell
No theatrical effect is spared in this emotional show, which returns to Charles Perrault’s grisly and grief-ridden fairytale for inspiration

Arifa Akbar

07, Dec, 2022 @11:40 AM

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‘Don’t waste time’: War Horse composer Adrian Sutton on living with an incurable cancer diagnosis
Adrian Sutton has written acclaimed orchestral, choral and chamber works, and been Tony-nominated for his theatre scores. Now, as he prepares his final two concerts, he shares what he has learned from a life in music

Adrian Sutton

06, Dec, 2022 @3:05 PM

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The week in theatre: Othello; Baghdaddy – review
Opposite Giles Terera’s dynamic yet vulnerable Othello, Rosy McEwen’s forthright Desdemona is a revelation

Kate Kellaway

04, Dec, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Othello review – Clint Dyer makes this tragedy feel utterly new
Giles Terera stars in a thrilling production with a radical climax that explores the domestic violence in Shakespeare’s play

Arifa Akbar

01, Dec, 2022 @6:01 AM

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