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‘Beautiful, profound, uplifting’: readers’ favourite stage shows of 2021
A comeback year saw standout productions up and down the country. Here’s your pick of the best

Guardian readers

20, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Anfamol review – fearlessly forthright single-motherhood monologue
No details are spared in Rhiannon Boyle’s exploration of the sperm bank route to parenthood, starring the charismatic Bethan Ellis Owen

Gareth Llŷr Evans

01, Oct, 2021 @8:00 PM

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The Merthyr Stigmatist review – theatrical magic from the valleys
A pair of piercing performances give real depth to Lisa Parry’s smart two-hander about faith and community

Gareth Llŷr Evans

28, May, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Can't get to the theatre this Christmas? Open an online advent calendar
Until theatre lovers can experience that alchemy on stage again, this initiative is one way to brighten up the month for those who can’t visit a venue

Chris Wiegand

02, Dec, 2020 @3:12 PM

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Tylwyth (Kin) review – crowd-pleasing Cardiff drama revisits old friends
Daf James follows up his sensational 2010 play Llwyth with a return to its characters a decade on

Gareth Llŷr Evans

13, Mar, 2020 @12:41 PM

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Hedda Gabler review – Ibsen's stormy heroine checks her privilege
Complex women are imprisoned in a world of male buffoons in this rich and remarkably modern staging of the seminal drama – but only Hedda can escape

Gareth Llŷr Evans

24, Oct, 2019 @7:00 PM

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On Bear Ridge review – a potent study of loss
Writing, acting and design combine brilliantly in Ed Thomas’s post-apocalyptic new play

Clare Brennan

29, Sep, 2019 @4:30 AM

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On Bear Ridge review – Rhys Ifans braves a storm of sadness
Ed Thomas’s lyrical new play situates its characters in a post-cataclysmic, Beckettian nowhere in which words are all they have left

Gareth Llŷr Evans

25, Sep, 2019 @10:30 AM

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Lose Yourself review – a devastating night out
Katherine Chandler’s potent new play about hedonism, violence and toxic bantz confounds expectations at every turn

Gareth Llŷr Evans

15, May, 2019 @11:12 AM

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The Taming of the Shrew review – Shakespeare in a woman's world
Jo Clifford’s inventive and playful production gives the characters new conflicts, complexities and genders

Gareth Llŷr Evans

06, Mar, 2019 @4:00 PM

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'Women are the powerbrokers': gender-flipping Shakespeare's Shrew
Two new takes on The Taming of the Shrew radically alter the dynamic by setting the play in a matriarchal society

Natasha Tripney

25, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Woof review – lust, pain and jealousy in an intoxicating production
Every emotion is tangible as Elgan Rhys’s play about a 30-something gay couple races to a violent climax

Kate Wyver

06, Feb, 2019 @7:30 PM

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