Theatre Royal Bath

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? review – Elizabeth McGovern cracks the whip
The Hollywood star is on top form opposite Dougray Scott in Edward Albee’s classic tale of a marriage gone sour

Clare Brennan

22, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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Readers’ favourite stage shows of 2022
This year readers saw some amazing theatre, provoking tears, recognition, anger, inspiration and awe

Guardian readers

19, Dec, 2022 @3:41 PM

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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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¡Showmanism! review – astonishing lip-sync solo raises spirits
Dickie Beau offers a merry miscellany, featuring stories from Ian McKellen and Fiona Shaw, in a meditation on theatre that is closer to possession than parody

David Jays

24, Nov, 2022 @10:34 AM

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Mrs Warren’s Profession review – Caroline Quentin’s bewitching madam
George Bernard Shaw’s discomfiting play finds a commanding lead in Quentin, playing alongside her real-life daughter Rose

Arifa Akbar

17, Nov, 2022 @12:56 PM

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Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical review – familiar tale given full voice in fresh voyage
Director James Grieve retains just enough of the rough-hewn power of the original sea shanties to offset the razzle-dazzle of the musical setting

Miriam Gillinson

03, Nov, 2022 @2:46 PM

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The week in theatre: The Narcissist; Into the Woods – review
Christopher Shinn’s new play of post-Trump politics finds complex characters lost in ego and addiction, while Terry Gilliam and Leah Hausman’s take on Sondheim is just a bit too much

Susannah Clapp

04, Sep, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The week in theatre: Patriots; The Tempest; King Lear
Tom Hollander excels in Peter Morgan’s incisive oligarch drama; Deborah Warner directs a fine Tempest; and Michelle Terry plays both the Fool and Cordelia to Kathryn Hunter’s Lear

Susannah Clapp

17, Jul, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Bugsy Malone review – splurge guns at the ready for a twinkling revival
With charismatic performances and playful effects, Sean Holmes’ slick touring production is escapist fun

Miriam Gillinson

13, Jul, 2022 @10:23 AM

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Dance of Death review – lethally dull Strindberg staging
A strong creative team featuring Lindsay Duncan and Hilton McRae cannot bring this dreary revival to life

Arifa Akbar

31, May, 2022 @10:00 PM

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An Hour and a Half Late review – bickering comedy from Griff Rhys Jones and Janie Dee
There are nice slapstick set-pieces but this two-hander loses any sense of marital crisis and has perfunctory sitcom gags

Ryan Gilbey

24, Feb, 2022 @11:19 AM

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Blue/Orange review – Joe Penhall’s power battle in the care system
Penhall’s 2000 play, set in the world of psychiatric care, is revived by James Dacre in a production with some riveting debate

Arifa Akbar

04, Nov, 2021 @10:00 PM

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