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The Father and the Assassin review – gripping tale of the man who killed Gandhi
Anupama Chandrasekhar artfully unpicks the forces of history with a tale of violence and colonialism that echoes into today

Claire Armitstead

20, May, 2022 @9:36 AM

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The celebrated assassin: the play about Gandhi’s killer, still dividing India
Having written about sex tapes and the Delhi bus gang-rape, Anupama Chandrasekhar is tackling Nathuram Godse, the gunman who was raised as a girl – and is now a hero to Hindu nationalists

Ammar Kalia

16, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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National Theatre to stage The Crucible with Erin Doherty and Brendan Cowell
Revival of Arthur Miller’s allegory is part of a new season featuring The Boy With Two Hearts and a 40-week tour of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Chris Wiegand

10, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Middle review – marital and midlife reckoning brings gags and gripes
Gentle comedy leavens David Eldridge’s sequel about a couple mired in the swamps of regrets and resentments

Arifa Akbar

05, May, 2022 @11:41 AM

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Jennifer Piercey obituary
Other lives: Actor who worked with Alan Ayckbourn and appeared on TV in The Two of Us

Alan Strachan

01, May, 2022 @4:22 PM

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The week in theatre: Jerusalem; The Corn Is Green; Marys Seacole
Spellbinding Mark Rylance returns as the anarchic Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron; Nicola Walker hits the mark in Dominic Cooke’s brilliant Emlyn Williams revival; and in praise of Mary Seacole

Susannah Clapp

01, May, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Red Pitch, Constellations and more
Our roundup of plays to watch at home in May includes The Tempest with Jessie Buckley, Robert Icke’s The Doctor staged in Amsterdam and Amanda Wilkin’s superb solo show Shedding a Skin

Chris Wiegand

01, May, 2022 @8:45 AM

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The Corn Is Green review – an inspirational heart-warmer in praise of good education
Emlyn Williams’ 1938 play is a kind of Billy Elliot of the Valleys: the old-fashioned but hugely entertaining and affecting story of a Welsh miner’s son who escapes his class-bound home town with the help of a bold schoolteacher

Arifa Akbar

24, Apr, 2022 @9:08 AM

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National Theatre to stage The Odyssey in ‘epic’ retelling around England
Parts to be staged in Stoke, Doncaster, Trowbridge and Sunderland using local writers and amateur casts before finale in London

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

20, Apr, 2022 @5:01 AM

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Nicola Walker, star of Unforgotten and The Split, returns to the theatre
The actor only really hit her stride at 40, but has always kept her feet firmly on the ground

Miranda Bryant

17, Apr, 2022 @9:14 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Bad Roads, Love, Much Ado and more
Our roundup of plays to watch at home in April includes a Ukrainian account of war, a blistering exploration of social media and a brass-band audio drama

Chris Wiegand

01, Apr, 2022 @6:53 AM

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Hamlet review – an emotional rollercoaster for young audiences
Jude Christian’s funny and suspenseful adaptation for children draws them into the heart of Shakespeare’s story

Chris Wiegand

29, Mar, 2022 @8:57 AM

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