Robert Lepage

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A dramatic year: the 10 best theatre shows of 2020
As the industry faced turmoil, there were triumphant stagings of classics by Sarah Kane, David Mamet and Alan Bennett – and bold new experiments

Arifa Akbar

23, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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The Seven Streams of the River Ota review – magic in motion
Robert Lepage’s extraordinary, seven-hour-long fusion of horror, romance and French farce

Susannah Clapp

22, Mar, 2020 @10:30 AM

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The Seven Streams of the River Ota review – pushes boundaries of theatrical possibility
Robert Lepage’s dazzling epic explores human resilience in the face of global trauma with elegance and imagination

Arifa Akbar

15, Mar, 2020 @2:41 PM

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Montreal jazz festival cancels show with white actors performing slave songs
World’s largest jazz festival cancelled the stage show Slav after two performances in wake of protests

Jake Nevins

05, Jul, 2018 @4:50 PM

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The Far Side of the Moon review – Robert Lepage's space race drama shines on stage
Canadian auteur’s restaging of his masterful 2000 play shows the timelessness of dreaming about a different world

Brigid Delaney

28, Feb, 2018 @3:56 AM

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Is this woman the next Philip Glass? And why is she wearing a loudspeaker?
Rolex is paying a fortune to pair young artists up with stars like David Adjaye, Joan Jonas and Alfonso Cuarón. Is there a catch? We join their big Berlin jamboree

Alex Needham

08, Feb, 2018 @6:00 AM

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‘Break walls and open doors’: Robert Lepage on the cold war, theatre and sibling rivalry
As the Québécois director’s acclaimed show The Far Side of the Moon arrives in Australia, he reflects on the dramatic link between family fallouts and geopolitics

Van Badham

05, Feb, 2018 @5:00 PM

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From Grace Jones to Ivo Van Hove: 2018 Adelaide festival offers heady mix
Heavy on the theatre greats, the festival will feature an outdoor spectacular from Lost & Found Orchestra, live goats and a man who balances rocks

Steph Harmon

24, Oct, 2017 @12:30 AM

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Melbourne festival 2016: deeply personal melds with public spectacle in triumph for curator
Artistic director Jonathan Holloway infuses his electrifying first Melbourne festival with a series of interior realisations that reckon with the public self

Van Badham

23, Oct, 2016 @1:27 AM

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Needles and Opium review – Robert Lepage's stunning study of creativity
Compelling performances and a dazzling set combine to give Lepage’s 1991 show new life

Kate Kellaway

17, Jul, 2016 @7:15 AM

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Needles and Opium review – Miles Davis, Jean Cocteau and the love drug
Robert Lepage’s wry and haunting 1991 piece about various brands of addiction was inspired by two great artists, and it lives up to their brilliance

Michael Billington

08, Jul, 2016 @11:46 AM

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Robert Lepage: ‘It’s about love addiction. I was going through heartbreak’
The director, actor and writer on remounting his 1989 show Needles and Opium

Interview by Liz Hoggard

03, Jul, 2016 @7:00 AM

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