Timberlake Wertenbaker

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The week in theatre: The Motive and the Cue; A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction; Jules et Jim; Supernova – review
Sam Mendes reignites Gielgud and Burton’s Broadway Hamlet; a climate crisis play is powered by bikes (and eco-shaming); Timberlake Wertenbaker has fun with Jules et Jim; and Rhiannon Neads hits escape velocity

Susannah Clapp

07, May, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Jules and Jim review – an affecting love triangle but no match for Truffaut
While there is compassion and curiosity in Timberlake Wertenbaker’s adaptation, this production lacks the whirlwind quality of Roché’s novel and the film

Chris Wiegand

26, Apr, 2023 @12:47 PM

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The week in theatre: Britannicus; Tony! (The Tony Blair Rock Opera); The Haunting of Susan A
Even Timberlake Wertenbaker can’t quite ignite Racine’s tyrannical hero; Harry Hill’s New Labour musical is a gag-filled joy; and the spirits move for Mark Ravenhill

Kate Kellaway

12, Jun, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Britannicus review – political drama is deadly serious but full of sass
Timberlake Wertenbaker’s take on Racine’s version of ancient Rome is replete with power-crazed emperors, deadly poison and juicy family politics

Arifa Akbar

02, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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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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