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The Band Wagon: Minnelli’s musical is perfect curtain-raiser to theatre’s return
Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse, standout song numbers, a clever fusion of stage and cinema … that’s entertainment!

Chris Wiegand

13, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online
From live streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soon

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

12, Apr, 2021 @3:17 PM

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General Secretary review – satire of world politics misses its targets
Not sure what you would do if you were given absolute power? Unfortunately, nor do the duo Thick’n’Fast in this lightweight fantasy

Brian Logan

12, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Miss Julie review – Strindberg spiked with the politics of empire
Playwright Amy Ng adds issues of imperial exploitation and race by moving drama of wealthy woman and servant to Hong Kong in 1948

Mark Fisher

11, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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The play that changed my mind on assisted dying | Letters
Letters: Sarah Daniels says anyone who is interested in the issue should watch or listen to An Instinct for Kindness by Chris Larner. Trevor Moore thinks Henry Marsh is right to call for a public inquiry


11, Apr, 2021 @3:47 PM

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Romeo & Juliet review – Jessie Buckley and Josh O’Connor are outstanding
Buckley and O’Connor head a terrific cast in this imaginatively pared down, made-for-TV production

Susannah Clapp

11, Apr, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Because the Night review – choose-your-own Hamlet is immersive, enigmatic and just great fun
A reimagined Shakespeare, staged in a warren where the audience is free to wander. What’s not to like?

Stephanie Convery

09, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Father the Father review – confronting a legacy of shame
Gilly Campbell’s autobiographical play about searching for her absent father may be a monologue, but it tells a story much larger than one person’s

Helen Meany

09, Apr, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Peter Capaldi and Sheila Atim among rotating cast in Constellations revival
Star-studded new run of acclaimed two-hander will use four pairs of actors, with Zoë Wanamaker and Chris O’Dowd also signed up

Chris Wiegand

09, Apr, 2021 @10:37 AM

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Rambert: Rooms review – thrilling glimpses of private lives
There’s bedroom farce, a lip-sync to Purcell, a Rubik’s Cube contest and much more in this brilliantly executed hour of dance by Jo Strømgren

Lyndsey Winship

08, Apr, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Manchester to open a new outdoor theatre for summer
The socially distanced 400-seat venue will stage Alice in Wonderland with contemporary Manchester songs

Chris Wiegand

08, Apr, 2021 @12:05 PM

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Regent’s Park Open Air theatre to launch summer season with Romeo and Juliet
Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel will also be staged along with two children’s plays as industry begins to reopen

Chris Wiegand

08, Apr, 2021 @10:32 AM

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