Theatre

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Trouble in mind: the best film, music, TV, literature and drama for a guilty conscience
From My Name Is Earl’s journey of redemption to Dave’s stirring origin story, our critics recommend art that deals with shame and regret

Miriam Gillinson, Sam Jordison, Jessica Kiang, Danny Leigh Jason Okundaye and Jenessa Williams

04, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Peter Brook’s legacy is everywhere in today’s theatre
Restlessly creative, the great director – who has died aged 97 – had an unparalleled ability to conjure a gleaming theatrical image

Andrew Dickson

03, Jul, 2022 @10:34 AM

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Peter Brook obituary
Revered and influential theatre director who took drama out of the auditorium to stages and spaces all over the world

Michael Ratcliffe

03, Jul, 2022 @10:33 AM

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The Card review – cheeky chappy comes up trumps in a twisty tale of social mobility
Wily upstart Denry Machin is played with picaresque charm in a witty adaptation of Arnold Bennett’s novel, empowered by the big, vivid sound of a brass band

Arifa Akbar

03, Jul, 2022 @10:19 AM

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Peter Brook: the great seeker of British theatre
The esteemed British director, who has died aged 97, inspired each new generation of theatre creatives to be more daring and experimental

Mark Lawson

03, Jul, 2022 @10:01 AM

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Peter Brook, influential theatre visionary, dies aged 97
The director’s landmark achievements include a nine-hour Mahabharata, putting Shakespeare on trapezes and directing Olivier, Gielgud and Scofield at the RSC

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

03, Jul, 2022 @9:45 AM

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The week in theatre: Rock/ Paper/ Scissors; The Fellowship
Timing is everything in Chris Bush’s theatre-hopping trio of Sheffield plays; the same goes for Roy Williams’s ill-starred new Windrush generation drama

Susannah Clapp

03, Jul, 2022 @9:30 AM

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On my radar: Bolu Babalola’s cultural highlights
The novelist and comedy writer on her song of the summer, her new favourite sitcom and the brilliance of director Lynette Linton

Killian Fox

02, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Go on, gizza play: Boys from the Blackstuff lives again – on stage
Alan Bleasdale works with Sherwood creator James Graham to revisit TV masterpiece

Vanessa Thorpe

02, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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From a powerful look at a mass shooting to a comically crazed infant: a complete guide to this week’s entertainment
Whether you want a humane take on a difficult issue or a creepy kid comedy, our critics will keep you busy for the next seven days

02, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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9 Circles review – unflinching appraisal of a wartime atrocity
Joshua Collins is magnetic as a US soldier awaiting trial for murder in this hard-hitting drama hamstrung by its loose grip on reality

Miriam Gillinson

01, Jul, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Richard III review – Shakespeare’s supervillain breezes through the bloodbath
Royal Shakespeare theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Arthur Hughes is the scheming sociopath in a production of magisterial stagecraft that builds to a powerful climax

Arifa Akbar

01, Jul, 2022 @3:00 PM

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