Young Vic

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Theatre: Susannah Clapp’s 10 best shows of 2022
Thirties Harlem and the siege of Troy rocked, along with Joan of Arc, Orlando and the Ladies of Llangollen, to be greeted by funding cuts across the board

Susannah Clapp

18, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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The week in theatre: As You Like It; Mandela; Kerry Jackson – review
Rose Ayling-Ellis stars in a fresh As You Like It; a Mandela musical can’t do the great man justice; and April De Angelis slips into two dimensions

Susannah Clapp

18, Dec, 2022 @10:30 AM

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The best theatre of 2022
In a superb year for the stage, our chief critic gives 10 shows an extra round of applause. Plus, Guardian theatre reviewers each pick their 2022 standout

Arifa Akbar

15, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Mandela review – a Madiba musical with fridge-magnet philosophy
A strong cast cannot conceal the thinness of this superficial account of South Africa’s great liberator

Arifa Akbar

09, Dec, 2022 @1:14 PM

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Play ‘born of rage’ over Asian female stereotypes lambasts Miss Saigon
Kimber Lee’s award-winning drama, untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play, will be staged at Manchester’s Royal Exchange while Miss Saigon opens at the Sheffield Crucible

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

22, Nov, 2022 @1:08 PM

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‘I want people to walk away with a sense we can triumph together’: the making of Mandela the musical
Two South African brothers have spent seven years developing a show about Nelson Mandela’s younger, radical years. We talk to the makers and stars of the show

Sarah Crompton

13, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Maybe you set the theatre on fire?’: directors on staging the unstageable
Scenes that skip between universes, 100 eyeballs emerging from the floorboards, whole plays set on a slope … The scripts for Constellations, Wonder Boy and other hits have provided instructions to unleash the imagination

Miriam Gillinson

11, Oct, 2022 @10:37 AM

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The week in theatre: The Clinic; The Snail House; Who Killed My Father; Walking With Ghosts – review
Family celebrations go pear-shaped in Dipo Baruwa-Etti’s mischievous new play; Richard Eyre’s writing debut falls mysteriously flat; and Gabriel Byrne brilliantly channels his early Dublin years

Kate Kellaway

18, Sep, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Who Killed My Father review – powerful study of class, cruelty and kin
Hans Kesting is spellbinding as an anguished man facing up to his abusive father in Ivo van Hove’s adaptation of the book by Édouard Louis

Arifa Akbar

09, Sep, 2022 @11:05 AM

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Warhol and Basquiat to be reborn on screen in movie of hit Young Vic play
Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope star in The Collaboration, which shows the artists in 1980s New York

Dalya Alberge

21, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Donald Sartain obituary
Other lives: Administrative director of the Young Vic from its foundation in 1970 until 1990

Yvonne Campbell

03, Aug, 2022 @5:10 PM

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The week in theatre: Chasing Hares; 101 Dalmatians; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Globalisation’s effect on an Indian factory makes for touching drama; Douglas Hodge’s new Dodie Smith musical is spot on; and a new-look Narnia delivers deep magic

Kate Kellaway

31, Jul, 2022 @9:30 AM

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