Royal and Derngate, Northampton

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Russell Brand review – piety, politics and parenting
The spiritual comedian’s lofty aspirations make way for funny riffs on fatherhood and lockdown in a self-ridiculing set

Brian Logan

20, Sep, 2021 @11:48 AM

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Gin Craze! review – a bawdy feminist history lesson with anarchic spirit
This rousing Gin Lane musical by April De Angelis and Lucy Rivers has working-class women at its heart

Arifa Akbar

22, Jul, 2021 @1:15 PM

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Ralph Fiennes to direct and star in TS Eliot's Four Quartets
A solo theatre adaptation, co-produced by Theatre Royal Bath and the Royal & Derngate, will tour the UK this summer

Chris Wiegand

17, Mar, 2021 @2:29 PM

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David Cameron, you won't enjoy this: inside the Windrush scandal musical
On Hostile Ground features a singing former PM – and plenty of savagely witty numbers about wrongful detention and deportation. As it prepares to launch, we go behind the scenes

Amelia Gentleman

14, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The government's 'roadmap' for UK theatre is vague and demoralising – here’s what we need | James Dacre
If ministers truly believe in the value of the arts, they must urgently replace words with action, says Royal & Derngate’s artistic director

James Dacre

30, Jun, 2020 @2:33 PM

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The Michael Billington archive: highlights from five decades of reviews
Ken Dodd’s laugh riot, Dustin Hoffman as Willy Loman, Lucy Prebble’s dazzling debut and ‘off-with-your kit Harington’ … revisit the hits and flops assessed by our outgoing theatre critic

20, Dec, 2019 @7:49 AM

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Pippi Longstocking review – Lindgren's rule-breaker is a festive delight
Astrid Lindgren’s nine-year-old rebel is suitably anarchic and altruistic in a festive musical show that leaves you chuckling

Michael Billington

19, Dec, 2019 @11:52 AM

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The Season review – musical romcom hits a feelgood festive note
Electrifying performances light up a glittering New York Christmas story in this warm-hearted, tuneful two-hander

Mark Lawson

21, Nov, 2019 @3:00 PM

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'This tape rewrites everything we knew about the Beatles'
Mark Lewisohn knows the Fab Four better than they knew themselves. The expert’s tapes of their tense final meetings shed new light on Abbey Road – and inspired a new stage show

Richard Williams

11, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Two Trains Running review – a menacing tale of black oppression
This fine revival of August Wilson’s 1992 play finds seven people in 60s Pittsburgh struggling with a turbulent world

Clare Brennan

08, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Two Trains Running review – August Wilson's study of a crisis-ridden city
The richness of Wilson’s characters make them a joy to watch and a great cast lifts this tale set in Pittsburgh in 1969

Michael Billington

05, Sep, 2019 @10:12 AM

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The Pope review – Anton Lesser and Nicholas Woodeson's papal powerplay
Rivalry and shared guilt combine as Pope Benedict XVI meets his successor, Pope Francis, in Anthony McCarten’s drama

Michael Billington

13, Jun, 2019 @11:13 AM

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