Theatre

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Nicole Kidman surprises Broadway with $100,000 bid for Hugh Jackman’s hat
Actor’s gesture draws gasps and cheers at charity auction, held after a performance of Jackman’s hit musical The Music Man

Sian Cain

28, Nov, 2022 @1:58 AM

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Candles take the brunt in gore-free production of Titus Andronicus
Shakespeare’s most violent play to be staged with actors’ candles being pummelled in scenes with bloodshed

Mark Brown

27, Nov, 2022 @6:17 PM

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‘It was devastating’: theatremakers on the fallout from their worst reviews
Many directors crave critique as much as they fear it. But what happens behind the scenes after a public panning?

Gary Nunn

27, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Liz Kingsman: ‘Who is this woman who feels she can go on stage and make people laugh?’
The comedian-writer’s One Woman Show takes hilarious issue with the Fleabag-style ‘messy woman’ trope. As it transfers to London’s West End, she says she feels ‘at odds’ with its success

Claire Armitstead

27, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Jack and the Beanstalk review – the climate crisis reaches panto season
The beanstalk in Barrie Hunter’s jolly, tightly choreographed and on-message show is actually a fossil fuel mountain, and the giant is a massive polluter

Mark Fisher

27, Nov, 2022 @11:10 AM

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The week in theatre: Henry V; Vardy v Rooney; ¡Showmanism! – review
Oliver Johnstone mesmerises as Henry V, Vardy and Rooney go head to head, and Dickie Beau lipsyncs a swarm of voices, from Hitchcock to Fiona Shaw

Susannah Clapp

27, Nov, 2022 @10:30 AM

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‘I can’t take up a weapon, so I create’: how Ukraine’s artists are taking on Putin’s Russia
Putin’s invasion was designed to eradicate Ukraine’s sense of identity and history. But the nation’s artists are weaponising their work to mount a powerful act of resistance

Charlotte Higgins

26, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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From Matilda to Stormzy: a complete guide to this week’s entertainment
A musical update of a beloved classic or a comeback from a mighty rap king? Whatever you fancy, our critics have you covered for the next seven days

26, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Peter Pan and Wendy review – modern-day myth goes light on existential dread
This wholesome adaptation, featuring a preening Captain Hook, focuses on playroom fun in a beautifully designed production

Mark Fisher

25, Nov, 2022 @9:00 PM

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The Wizard of Oz review – carnivalesque trip down the Yellow Brick Road
Catwalk-ready costumes, expressive puppetry and a knockabout cast make this a fun, if rather cluttered, production

Ryan Gilbey

25, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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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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What’s the least Christmassy thing I can think of? Ben Duke’s Ruination
Lost Dog has a reputation for taking sideways looks at classic tales and taking them into unlikely spaces, but might an interrogation of the murderous Medea in the bowels of the Royal Opera House prove a step too far?

Lyndsey Winship

25, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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