Kiln theatre

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The week in theatre: The Wife of Willesden; Rare Earth Mettle – review
The Wife of Bath is wonderfully at home in 21st-century Brent in Zadie Smith’s inspired reworking of Chaucer

Susannah Clapp

21, Nov, 2021 @10:30 AM

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The Wife of Willesden review – Zadie Smith’s boozy lock-in is a bawdy treat
Kiln theatre, London
The author’s debut play lets one of Chaucer’s most revolutionary characters loose in modern-day Kilburn in a celebration of community and a life well-lived

Kate Wyver

18, Nov, 2021 @9:12 AM

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The week in theatre: Indecent; NW Trilogy; East Is East – review
Cultural identity unites a Jewish writer’s shockingly radical play, diverse tales from Kilburn and Ayub Khan Din’s 1996 classic

Kate Kellaway

19, Sep, 2021 @9:30 AM

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NW Trilogy review – let’s hear it for melting-pot Brent’s brilliant stories
Moira Buffini, Roy Williams and Suhayla El-Bushra deliver a trio of powerful immigrant stories set in the London borough

Arifa Akbar

15, Sep, 2021 @4:15 PM

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The Invisible Hand review – thrilling tale of money lust and morality
A US bank employee is captured in Pakistan in Indhu Rubasingham’s pacy revival of Ayad Akhtar’s chillingly ingenious play

Mark Lawson

08, Jul, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me review – big-hearted debut is a keeper
Starring in her play about friendship, romance and spina bifida, Amy Trigg is enormously entertaining

Arifa Akbar

27, May, 2021 @12:36 PM

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From Hamlet to Hullabaloo: what to see as theatres and comedy clubs reopen
As stage shows return, we pick the best post-lockdown offerings – featuring Egyptian gods, rebelling vicars, dancing youths ... and Ian McKellen playing the Dane at 82

Arifa Akbar (theatre), Brian Logan (comedy), Lyndsey Winship (dance)

16, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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A dramatic year: the 10 best theatre shows of 2020
As the industry faced turmoil, there were triumphant stagings of classics by Sarah Kane, David Mamet and Alan Bennett – and bold new experiments

Arifa Akbar

23, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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'It's my second home': UK arts figures pick the theatres that inspired them
Arts venues have been hit hard by the pandemic and are still unable to stage live performances. In a new series, we celebrate their essential role

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

06, Jul, 2020 @12:25 PM

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'At last a glimpse of hope': UK arts leaders on the rescue package
Responses to the government’s promise of £1.57bn for the arts and heritage sectors

Chris Wiegand; additional reporting by Dalya Alberge

05, Jul, 2020 @8:57 PM

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Jade Anouka: 'Theatre is struggling but we are keeping performance alive'
The actor and writer, who recently masterminded a viral Shakespeare video, stars in a new drama about life under lockdown and is ready to reveal her one-woman play, Heart

Arifa Akbar

10, Apr, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Pass Over; Love, Loss & Chianti and more – review
Antoinette Nwandu’s 2017 play about the US race divide flits thrillingly from laughter to rage

Kate Kellaway

01, Mar, 2020 @10:30 AM

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