Timberlake Wertenbaker

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King’s Head theatre toasts Victoria Wood and Tom Stoppard in season of rare plays
Dramas by Bryony Lavery, Timberlake Wertenbaker and Stephen Jeffreys also feature in readings to mark the venue’s 50th birthday

Chris Wiegand

15, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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15 Heroines: The Labyrinth review – defiant women rise up from the myths
These bite-sized, beautifully written short plays give a powerful voice to aggrieved heroines from Greek and Roman mythology

Arifa Akbar

09, Nov, 2020 @12:51 PM

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'The nearest to God we get': stars pick the Beethoven work they cherish
Ali Smith does an opus a month, Tony Hall saw Fidelio on Robben Island, and Lady Brenda Hale used to march to his Grosse Fuge. As the Proms celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, stars reveal a favourite work

Compiled by Imogen Tilden

16, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Forgotten plays: No 2 – Three Birds Alighting on a Field (1991) by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Our series on forgotten theatre classics continues with Wertenbaker’s stylish dissection of Thatcher-era morality

Michael Billington

08, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Is Rufus Norris’s run at the National drawing to a close?
Why the National Theatre’s artistic director may want to take stock. Plus, Breaking the Waves the opera and bank holiday Proust

Richard Brooks

11, Aug, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Our Country's Good review – new voice for the silenced in Wertenbaker's penal colony drama
Ramps on the Moon uses sign language and captioning brilliantly in a striking update of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s historical humanist play

Lyn Gardner

18, Mar, 2018 @11:27 AM

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The best political plays – picked by David Hare, James Graham and more
A gripping story of the Calais camp. A caper about media greed. A pair of startling dramas from Caryl Churchill. Leading playwrights choose their favourite political plays

15, Mar, 2018 @12:34 PM

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Winter Hill review – Wertenbaker's women take a stand through the ages
Cathy Tyson stars in Timberlake Wertenbaker’s ambitious play which debates the choices politicised women face, from ancient Athens to modern Britain

Michael Billington

16, May, 2017 @11:07 AM

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Timberlake Wertenbaker: ‘I got to feel that nobody wanted me’
After 10 years of self-imposed exile, the playwright is enjoying a renaissance. However, she says that female dramatists are still being disregarded

Vanessa Thorpe

29, Apr, 2017 @11:04 PM

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The Royal Court at 60: look back in wonder
London’s powerhouse of new writing is celebrating its 60th birthday. Explore some of the Sloane Square theatre’s key productions through extracts from the Guardian and Observer archive, alongside new recollections from Wole Soyinka, Ann Jellicoe, Amanda Redman, Sally Hawkins and others

Chris Wiegand

24, Mar, 2016 @1:00 PM

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My Father, Odysseus review – Homer's epic retold by those left behind
Timberlake Wertenbaker’s reworked Odyssey focuses on characters who had supporting roles in the original poem but the result is hard to untangle

Lyn Gardner

21, Mar, 2016 @12:40 PM

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Our Country’s Good review – revival of a humanist classic
An expansive production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s penal colony play bristles with hope and indignation

David Jays

30, Aug, 2015 @7:00 AM

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