Tom Scutt

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Marys Seacole review – mystifying drama about caring through the ages
Despite strong performances, Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play zigzags so much that it overshadows the remarkable life at its centre

Arifa Akbar

22, Apr, 2022 @1:15 PM

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The week in theatre: Cabaret, Best of Enemies, Trouble in Mind – review
Rebecca Frecknall’s Weimar glamfest with Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley goes big and nails it (nearly); James Graham revives a battle of intellectual titans; and Tanya Moodie compels in a satire of the stage

Susannah Clapp

19, Dec, 2021 @10:30 AM

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The week in theatre: Get Up, Stand Up!; Value Engineering: Scenes from the Grenfell Inquiry; Love and Other Acts of Violence
Magnetic Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley powers the West End’s latest jukebox musical

Susannah Clapp

24, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Hamlet, Cabaret and a fistful of Romeos: the best theatre, comedy and dance of autumn 2021
Cush Jumbo tackles the troubled prince, Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne head for 30s Berlin, while standup favourites and dance spectaculars burst back on the stage

Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

26, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Constellations; Extinct review – the stars are aligned
The first two of four new casts work their magic differently in Nick Payne’s irresistible multiple realities play

Susannah Clapp

11, Jul, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Eddie Redmayne to return to London theatre in Cabaret with Jessie Buckley
The actor’s first West End role in 10 years will be directed by Rebecca Frecknall in a bespoke recreated Kit Kat Club

Chris Wiegand

21, May, 2021 @10:02 AM

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'Holding their nerve': Almeida reopens with play devised during lockdown
With auditions on Zoom, social distancing on stage and scenes that can be cut if an actor tests positive, Nine Lessons and Carols is a play for Covid times

Andrew Dickson

07, Dec, 2020 @3:07 PM

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Helen McCrory: 'This is a woman's private space, invaded by others'
As the National Theatre streams a bold revival of Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea, its star discusses a potent mix of sensuality and torment

Interview by Chris Wiegand

09, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Lucy Prebble wins inaugural Michael Billington award for best new play
Prebble’s play A Very Expensive Poison won the prize, named after the Guardian’s former chief theatre critic, at the Critics’ Circle awards

Chris Wiegand

11, Feb, 2020 @2:00 PM

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'The man controls the woman’s voice': why Berberian Sound Studio is horribly apt
The story of a sound engineer recording effects for an Italian horror film is coming to the Donmar Warehouse. It’s not a gorefest, say its director and writer

Ryan Gilbey

12, Feb, 2019 @8:00 AM

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