Tag Archives: america

The 47th, Old Vic

Bertie Carvel is an uncanny Trump, but this is a hollow political pageant. Read my full London Theatre review here

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The Revolutionary War brings a new moral dilemma in season 6

Outlander star Sophie Skelton reveals all. Read my full Radio Times article here

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Best of Enemies, Young Vic

Could any political play top the current seething drama in Westminster? Perhaps not, but James Graham’s latest is another fascinating slice of history that feels all too pertinent. Read my full London Theatre review here

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Rags: The Musical, Park Theatre

“Take our country back!” is the rallying cry of the self-identified “real” Americans gathered to protest the arrival of immigrants. It could be a contemporary Trump rally – or, indeed, the nastier side of current British political discourse – but in fact this scene … Continue reading

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Alexander Hamilton

Visiting the great man’s native Nevis is a must for fans of the hit musical. Read my full Visitor magazine article here

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Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer, Hampstead Theatre

We’ve had Chess the musical; now, here’s Chess the play. Tom Morton-Smith, who has experience wrestling recent history into dramatic form with the acclaimed Oppenheimer, turns his attention to the 1972 World Chess Championship in Reykjavík, in which American challenger Bobby Fischer battled the Soviet Union’s Boris Spassky. … Continue reading

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The American Clock, Old Vic

This year’s unofficial Arthur Miller season – following The Price and ahead of All My Sons at the Old Vic and Death of a Salesman at the Young Vic – now turns to his 1980 work, The American Clock, inspired in part by Miller’s own memories of … Continue reading

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Violet, Charing Cross Theatre

Following Caroline, or Change and Fun Home, the UK is blessed with another work from American composer Jeanine Tesori – this the British premiere of her 1997 musical Violet, which had a Sutton Foster-starring Broadway production in 2014. If not as refined as that exquisite duo, it’s … Continue reading

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Interview: Sharon D Clarke

The actress discusses her role in musical Caroline, or Change. Read my full TodayTix interview here

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Pinter One and Pinter Two, Harold Pinter Theatre

Jamie Lloyd is marking the 10th anniversary of Harold Pinter’s death in remarkable style with his Pinter at the Pinter season, staging all the great man’s 20 short plays, plus some sketches and poetry – grouped into seven productions – at the … Continue reading

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