Rupert Goold

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Spring Awakening review – desire and dread in coming-of-age musical
Rupert Goold’s production of the alt-rock musical has a talented young cast and some striking moments but the songs are often banal

Arifa Akbar

20, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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‘I cried every day at work – now I am here!’ Spring Awakening’s fresh cast step on stage
Frank Wedekind’s banned 19th-century classic, now a youth rock musical, is back on stage – now with a young cast who came of age in the pandemic

Kate Wyver

06, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Mike Bartlett on Albion, Brexit and Covid: 'national identity is critical to coming out of this'
The drama first staged after the EU referendum has taken on new relevance and is being broadcast by the BBC. Its creator reflects on the ‘emotional weight’ of Britishness

Arifa Akbar

11, Aug, 2020 @11:09 AM

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'He's so strapping and virile': Patrick Stewart at 80 – by Shatner, McKellen, Tennant and more
Horse rides in stockings, rehearsals in deep freezes, fights in string vests ... as Patrick Stewart hits 80, friends from Harriet Walter to Brian Blessed pay tribute to the great actor

Interviews by Chris Wiegand, Catherine Shoard and Toby Moses

09, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Stage struck: Tom Stoppard, Cush Jumbo, Brian Cox and more on the magic of theatre
To mark World Theatre Day, leading playwrights, actors and directors share some of their favourite moments

Chris Wiegand

27, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Albion review – Mike Bartlett's thorny study of politics and patriotism
Revived by Rupert Goold just over two years after its premiere, this subtle drama has grown with new meaning

Arifa Akbar

06, Feb, 2020 @12:19 PM

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British musicals 'at risk without subsidies like other theatre'
Leading figures call for public money to be spent on original work and developing talent

Lanre Bakare and Catherine Shoard

22, Jan, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Why fans fear a new Judy Garland biopic just won’t do her justice
As Renée Zellweger depicts the Wizard of Oz star’s declining years, Garland’s devoted following, including our own writer, are torn between excitement and dread

Vanessa Thorpe

31, Aug, 2019 @4:33 PM

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The week in theatre: The Hunt; Present Laughter; The Damned – review
Young performers shine in a riveting adaptation of Thomas Vinterberg’s film about a falsely accused teacher. And Andrew Scott is a Noël Coward natural

Susannah Clapp

30, Jun, 2019 @9:00 AM

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The Hunt review – false accusation unleashes small-town savagery
Rupert Goold directs a taut adaptation of Thomas Vinterberg’s film about an innocent man falling prey to clannish locals

Michael Billington

27, Jun, 2019 @10:10 AM

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The week in theatre: Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train; Shipwreck; Berberian Sound Studio – review
Two prisoners confront each other and God in a vital revival, Trump gets off lightly, and a clever tale of a sound engineer packs some real reverb

Susannah Clapp

24, Feb, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Shipwreck review – vital political drama takes Trump seriously
Liberal Americans slug it out in Anne Washburn’s sprawling play that unpicks the messy demise of democracy

Michael Billington

20, Feb, 2019 @10:58 AM

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