Polly Findlay

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The week in theatre: Maryland; The Tragedy of Macbeth; White Noise
Lucy Kirkwood’s raw response to the murders of Sabina Nessa and Sarah Everard captures a moment of terrible rage

Susannah Clapp

17, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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White Noise review – an enormous provocation of a play
In Suzan-Lori Parks’ darkly witty four-hander, a black man persuades a white college buddy to be his slave-master for 40 days

Arifa Akbar

13, Oct, 2021 @1:49 PM

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'Thank goodness they made Jim Hawkins a lady!' Patsy Ferran on Treasure Island
As the National Theatre’s 2014 staging of the classic adventure is streamed online, its star remembers her breakthrough year

Interview by Chris Wiegand

14, Apr, 2020 @4:28 PM

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The week in theatre: A Number; The Visit; Alone in Berlin – review
Cloned siblings cast fleeting shadows in a vivid Caryl Churchill revival, while Lesley Manville dazzles in an unwieldy revenge drama

Susannah Clapp

23, Feb, 2020 @10:30 AM

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A Number review – Caryl Churchill's clone fable counts cost of progress
Roger Allam plays a father with multiple versions of the same son in a drama that feels like an early noughties Black Mirror

Arifa Akbar

19, Feb, 2020 @10:00 PM

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Rutherford and Son review – Roger Allam is magnificent in Edwardian classic
Allam shines as the tyrannical capitalist patriarch at the heart of Githa Sowerby’s powerful story of a society in transition

Michael Billington

29, May, 2019 @1:00 PM

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie review – words are weapons in smart take on Spark
Lia Williams is superb in David Harrower’s adaptation of the classic novel, directed by Polly Findlay

Michael Billington

13, Jun, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Polly Findlay: ‘It’s a thrilling time to be working in theatre’
The director on staging The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, why she’s not on social media, and her next ‘project’

Killian Fox

26, May, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Macbeth review – Eccleston is every inch the rugged soldier
Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack star in an RSC production that moves at a lick but sometimes lacks subtlety

Michael Billington

21, Mar, 2018 @11:05 AM

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Beginning review – sozzled loners seek a connection in the tech age
David Eldridge’s new play is a poignant real-time examination of relationships with two damaged people reaching out at the end of a party

Michael Billington

13, Oct, 2017 @2:55 PM

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RSC chooses female directors for all plays in summer 2018 season
Royal Shakespeare Company’s artistic director says decision to name first ever all-woman lineup was not a deliberate act

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

12, Sep, 2017 @2:01 PM

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Mosquitoes review – sparring sisters collide in Lucy Kirkwood's science stormer
Olivias Williams and Colman give a spellbinding account of sibling strife in this wonderfully ambitious play set during the Higgs boson breakthrough

Michael Billington

26, Jul, 2017 @3:06 PM

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