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Gin Craze! review – raucous fun with a dark chaser
April De Angelis and Lucy Rivers bring 18th-century London to scabrous life in their boozy new musical satire

Clare Brennan

25, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Hamlet; Anna X; Lava – review
Ian McKellen’s assurance as the Prince of Denmark is a double-edged sword

Susannah Clapp

25, Jul, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Pride and Prejudice review – bonnets at dawn in a breezy show full of songs and fun
Suzanne Ahmet turns on the charm as Elizabeth in this outdoor production of Austen’s great love story and wry comedy of manners

Mark Fisher

23, Jul, 2021 @10:13 AM

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Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for… the standing ovation! | Hannah Jane Parkinson
We have been denied crowd and audience participation for so long, and absence makes the heart grow fonder

Hannah Jane Parkinson

23, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Gin Craze! review – a bawdy feminist history lesson with anarchic spirit
This rousing Gin Lane musical by April De Angelis and Lucy Rivers has working-class women at its heart

Arifa Akbar

22, Jul, 2021 @1:15 PM

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Coppelia: A Mystery review – superb adventure veers from sweet to sinister
This delightful promenade show uses pretty-as-a-picture design, undercut with creepy asides, to bring ETA Hoffmann’s famous tale alive

Mark Fisher

22, Jul, 2021 @10:36 AM

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Something wicked this way comes: the Lord Chamberlain’s Men on tour – photo essay
The outdoor theatre company will cover more than 12,000 miles this summer, visiting more than 60 venues. Guardian photographer David Levene joined the Macbeth road trip

Chris Wiegand Photography and interviews by David Levene

22, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Hamlet review – Ian McKellen’s risky prince reveals method in the madness
The actor brings brilliant nuance and daring to his part in an age-blind production marred by some eccentric decisions

Arifa Akbar

21, Jul, 2021 @10:00 PM

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The Comedy of Errors review – glorious fun in the RSC’s garden
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s outdoor production grabs every possible gag in this tale of twins and doppelgangers

Mark Lawson

21, Jul, 2021 @11:35 AM

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Theatre in the Forest outdoor venue to open at Sutton Hoo
Red Rose Chain will present Macbeth at the pop-up playhouse on the site of the greatest British archaeological discovery of the 20th century

Chris Wiegand

21, Jul, 2021 @10:07 AM

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‘We wanted a vaccine ad based on hope’: arts and community sector PSAs fill government ‘vacuum’
After the heavily criticised federal fear-based campaign, two new Covid ads made on shoestring budgets are getting thousands of shares

Brigid Delaney

21, Jul, 2021 @2:11 AM

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Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil review – love, loss and lower-league footie
In Gary McNair’s jovial audio play, a woman rediscovers a connection with her home town and her dead father by following a Scottish football team for a season

Mark Fisher

20, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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