Southwark Playhouse

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Straight White Men review – modern male psychology spotlit
Young Jean Lee’s satire, unfolding at a family Christmas, finds brothers struggling with midlife

Anya Ryan

17, Nov, 2021 @11:27 AM

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Indecent Proposal review – middling musical remake of 90s hit thriller
Jazzy vocals come to the rescue of the latest throwback blockbuster to land on the London stage

Lyndsey Winship

03, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Yellowfin review – shocking testimony from a world with empty oceans
Three senators at a hearing in Washington DC try to find out where all the fish have gone in Marek Horn’s smart but deliberately frustrating one-room play

Kate Wyver

18, Oct, 2021 @6:18 AM

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You Are Here review – 1969 moon landings spark musical midlife adventure
Wendi Peters seizes the role of a suburbanite who is inspired by the lunar broadcast to embark on a spontaneous trip

Chris Wiegand

20, May, 2021 @9:00 PM

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The Poltergeist review – you are invited to a new circle of hell
Joseph Potter summons enough characters to fill the stage in Philip Ridley’s dark comedy of manners about family dysfunction and wasted talent

Arifa Akbar

25, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Edgy and elated: how theatre workers feel about curtain-up during Covid
As more venues begin to welcome back audiences, casts and crew are returning to live performance but many are considering leaving the stage industry

Tosin Thompson

14, Sep, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Readers' favourite stage shows of 2019
Andrew Scott was spellbinding in Present Laughter, Life of Pi stunned Sheffield and Tao of Glass was a tour de force

Guardian readers

18, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Shook review – young offenders take forlorn lessons in fatherhood
Samuel Bailey’s moving play is carried along by its characters’ wisecracking – and reveals anguish hidden underneath

Arifa Akbar

08, Nov, 2019 @2:20 PM

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Islander: A New Musical review – two voices bring a bustling world to life
Bethany Tennick and Kirsty Findlay weave theatrical magic in this entrancing tale of the last child left on a remote island

Miriam Gillinson

06, Oct, 2019 @3:13 PM

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button review – folk musical beats the movie
A stunning cast sing, play and even puppeteer as the life-lived-backwards tale is relocated to Cornwall in ingenious style

John Lewis

20, May, 2019 @10:02 AM

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The Rubenstein Kiss review – passion and paranoia as spy drama implodes
This drama inspired by Julius and Ethel Rosenberg is ripe for revival but the flawed story asks more questions than it answers

Arifa Akbar

20, Mar, 2019 @2:07 PM

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The Funeral Director review – sex, death and religious belief
Iman Qureshi’s award-winning play examines Islamic attitudes to same-sex relationships with grace and dignity

Michael Billington

04, Nov, 2018 @11:20 AM

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