Orange Tree theatre

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The best theatre to stream this month: Richard II, All of Us and more
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl, a festival of mime and a rock’n’roll panto

Chris Wiegand

01, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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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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Arms and the Man review – Shaw’s women show their steel
This 1894 farce set during the Serbo-Bulgarian war is impeccably played in a production showing the playwright’s radical vision still resonates

Mark Lawson

25, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Solid Life of Sugar Water review – Jack Thorne’s superb drama of love and loss
Brilliantly acted, designed and directed, Thorne’s tender but brutally powerful portrait of a couple gets an overdue revival

Miriam Gillinson

20, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Yellowman review – colourism drama with two terrific leads
Nadine Higgin and Aaron Anthony excel as the couple in Dael Orlandersmith’s Pulitzer-nominated play

Anya Ryan

09, Sep, 2022 @12:07 PM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Dancing at Dusk, Maryland and more
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes international festivals, Gemma Arterton in The Duchess of Malfi and Christopher Plummer in The Tempest

Chris Wiegand

30, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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The week in theatre: That Is Not Who I Am; The False Servant
Royal Court, London; Orange Tree, Richmond
A revelatory drama about identity theft is let down by its thriller plot, while translator Martin Crimp adds wit to an outsized Marivaux comedy

Susannah Clapp

19, Jun, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The False Servant review – deception, disguise and filthy lucre
Martin Crimp’s crisp translation of Marivaux’s comedy never feels overplayed and highlights the seductive allure of money

Miriam Gillinson

14, Jun, 2022 @1:11 PM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Death of England, Grenfell and more
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes political plays, an assortment from the Brighton fringe, an epic rehearsal at the RSC and a musical about a guide dog

Chris Wiegand

31, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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The Misfortune of the English review – a stinging exploration of boyhood and patriotism
Based on real events, Pamela Carter’s drama follows British schoolchildren on a walking tour in prewar Nazi Germany

Miriam Gillinson

29, Apr, 2022 @12:45 PM

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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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Tom Fool review – money bites in deeply felt family drama
Franz Xaver Kroetz’s play is a sharp exploration of the way finances wriggle their way into the existing rifts of everyday life

Kate Wyver

17, Mar, 2022 @7:22 PM

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