Roy Williams

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Is Jerusalem the play of the century? Top playwrights give their verdicts
As Mark Rylance returns to the West End stage as the rambunctious Rooster in Jez Butterworth’s shaggy state-of-the-nation play, six writers consider its power and legacy

Interviews by Andrew Dickson

04, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘We thought we’d get kickback but it’s done with love’: Clint Dyer and Roy Williams on Death of England
As their new film for the National Theatre is broadcast, the duo look back on a phenomenal series of stories on class, race, sport and British identity

Tosin Thompson

22, Nov, 2021 @3:12 PM

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History review – hostility repeats itself in tale of prejudice and protest
There are spirited performances as Roy Williams explores activism, parenthood and sexuality in this audio drama about black British identity spanning 40 years

Arifa Akbar

23, Sep, 2021 @8:16 AM

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NW Trilogy review – let’s hear it for melting-pot Brent’s brilliant stories
Moira Buffini, Roy Williams and Suhayla El-Bushra deliver a trio of powerful immigrant stories set in the London borough

Arifa Akbar

15, Sep, 2021 @4:15 PM

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The week in theatre: Bach & Sons; Out West – review
Simon Russell Beale is Bach to his fingertips in Nina Raine’s intermittently brilliant new play

Susannah Clapp

04, Jul, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Out West review – compelling trio of dramas reframes place and race
Tanika Gupta sends Gandhi overseas, Simon Stephens sees devastation in locked-down London and Roy Williams lightens the mood with a local hero story

Arifa Akbar

25, Jun, 2021 @12:29 PM

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From Hamlet to Hullabaloo: what to see as theatres and comedy clubs reopen
As stage shows return, we pick the best post-lockdown offerings – featuring Egyptian gods, rebelling vicars, dancing youths ... and Ian McKellen playing the Dane at 82

Arifa Akbar (theatre), Brian Logan (comedy), Lyndsey Winship (dance)

16, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Theatre: Susannah Clapp's 10 best of 2020
Our critic looks back on dazzling state-of-the-nation monologues and valiant virtual reimaginings, Ovid and Oliver Twist

Susannah Clapp

26, Dec, 2020 @5:00 PM

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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 week in theatre: Death of England: Delroy; Crave; Little Wars – reviews
The last pre-lockdown shows evoked rage, confrontation and prejudice, but also much-needed hope

Susannah Clapp

08, Nov, 2020 @10:30 AM

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Death of England: Delroy review – brash and brilliant theatre
Michael Balogun delivers this monologue – a sequel to Clint Dyer and Roy Williams’ Death of England – with deftly controlled energy

Arifa Akbar

05, Nov, 2020 @10:52 AM

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Michael Balogun replaces Giles Terera in new National Theatre show
Terera has withdrawn from Death of England: Delroy at the Olivier theatre due to emergency surgery

Chris Wiegand

05, Oct, 2020 @2:50 PM

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