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Vicky Featherstone to step down as artistic director of Royal Court
Featherstone is latest high-profile figure to leave a major theatre in recent months

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

03, Feb, 2023 @3:42 PM

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Sound of the Underground review – magnificent explosion of mesmerising drag
A plot to kill RuPaul for dragging drag into the mainstream, followed by song and dance numbers, fires up an exhilarating show with breathtaking costumes, radical politics and filthy humour

Arifa Akbar

26, Jan, 2023 @12:05 PM

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Alison Selford obituary
Other lives: Novelist and playwright who also had a career as a journalist with the Daily Worker and Times newspapers

Ruth Lingford

01, Jan, 2023 @4:12 PM

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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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The best theatre of 2022
In a superb year for the stage, our chief critic gives 10 shows an extra round of applause. Plus, Guardian theatre reviewers each pick their 2022 standout

Arifa Akbar

15, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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The week in theatre: Othello; Baghdaddy – review
Opposite Giles Terera’s dynamic yet vulnerable Othello, Rosy McEwen’s forthright Desdemona is a revelation

Kate Kellaway

04, Dec, 2022 @10:30 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Age of Rage, A Scary Little Tempest and more
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes Ivo van Hove’s epic, boisterous family fun and a dance fable for Christmas

Chris Wiegand

01, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Baghdaddy review – arresting and absurd take on war’s trauma
A British Iraqi and her father re-enact his wartime memories under the direction of three ghoulish clowns in a daring if uneven debut

Arifa Akbar

25, Nov, 2022 @5:55 PM

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Not One of These People review – the playwright as puppet-master
Martin Crimp’s show uses AI and deep-fake technology to question the definition of drama – and what it is to be human

Arifa Akbar

04, Nov, 2022 @12:42 PM

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‘Maybe you set the theatre on fire?’: directors on staging the unstageable
Scenes that skip between universes, 100 eyeballs emerging from the floorboards, whole plays set on a slope … The scripts for Constellations, Wonder Boy and other hits have provided instructions to unleash the imagination

Miriam Gillinson

11, Oct, 2022 @10:37 AM

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Jews. In Their Own Words. review – an illuminating, unsettling study of prejudice
Based on interviews by Jonathan Freedland with 12 British Jews, this verbatim play directed by Vicky Featherstone disturbs and frustrates

Kate Kellaway

02, Oct, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Jews. In Their Own Words review – appalling revelations in a gallop through centuries of bigotry
Jonathan Freedland has turned 180,000 words drawn from interviews into a potent verbatim play about antisemitism and the blindspots of liberal institutions. The results feel urgent – but is its remit simply too large?

Arifa Akbar

28, Sep, 2022 @10:59 PM

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