Vicky Featherstone

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‘The heat is on’: top theatres act to root out ‘system failure’ of racism
The Young Vic and Royal Court are rethinking their work practices to unpick centuries of ingrained attitudes – and achieve ‘the miracle of equality’

Arifa Akbar

13, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Royal Court theatre reopens to present 'living newspaper'
London venue will host ‘dynamic, political and disruptive’ performances around its building

Chris Wiegand

14, Sep, 2020 @2:59 PM

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Royal Court invites audiences online to experience its empty space
London theatre, which closed during a run of Shoe Lady starring Katherine Parkinson, presents installation featuring abandoned set

Chris Wiegand

08, May, 2020 @11:43 AM

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All of It review – everywoman takes us from cradle to grave
Alistair McDowall’s monologue – performed by a mesmerising Kate O’Flynn – channels female experience with warmth and humour

Arifa Akbar

11, Feb, 2020 @2:03 PM

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On Bear Ridge review – Rhys Ifans braves a storm of sadness
Ed Thomas’s lyrical new play situates its characters in a post-cataclysmic, Beckettian nowhere in which words are all they have left

Gareth Llŷr Evans

25, Sep, 2019 @10:30 AM

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The 50 best theatre shows of the 21st century
A hip-hop history lesson, a dizzy Dahl musical and a continent-hopping barbershop … we pick the finest new works of theatre since 2000

Michael Billington, Alexis Soloski, Catherine Love, Mark Fisher and Chris Wiegand

17, Sep, 2019 @2:43 PM

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Theatre and #MeToo: 'There's a new anger in women's stories'
The Weinstein scandal has inspired several new plays ranging from sharp satire to crass comedy. As the mogul heads to trial, we gauge theatre’s response

Arifa Akbar

27, Aug, 2019 @5:00 AM

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'Surprising' new Caryl Churchill triple bill to open at Royal Court
Churchill’s Glass, Kill and Bluebeard ‘will be a real adventure’, says London theatre, as full year of productions is unveiled

Mark Brown , Arts correspondent

01, May, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The week in theatre: The Cane; The Tell-Tale Heart; Uncle Vanya – review
Corporal punishment still hurts in Mark Ravenhill’s haunting new play, Poe is channelled for festive creepiness, and fine performances spruce up Chekhov

Susannah Clapp

16, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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'Don't spit on the deck!' Arts bosses on how to hand over power
When Indhu Rubasingham turned the Tricycle theatre into the Kiln earlier this year, there were protests and passionate defences. Vicky Featherstone, Richard Eyre and Charles Saumarez Smith discuss the tricky business of artistic change

Andrew Dickson

14, Dec, 2018 @12:00 PM

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The Cane review – Mark Ravenhill's provocative look at power abuse
A deputy head’s historical deeds trouble his retirement in this tense drama starring Alun Armstrong, Nicola Walker and Maggie Steed

Michael Billington

13, Dec, 2018 @11:59 PM

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Vicky Featherstone and Mark Ravenhill on 20 years of bold British theatre
As the director and playwright reunite to stage The Cane at the Royal Court, they talk about their friendship and the passion and pain behind their plays

David Jays

07, Dec, 2018 @11:53 AM

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