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Translations, National Theatre

It begins with deep breathing, in order to access words that hold unimaginable power. And Ian Rickson’s exquisite production of Brian Friel’s masterpiece maintains that space throughout: for words to breathe and simmer, to hang in the air, and for us to … Continue reading

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Sadiq Khan

In a special edition of our ‘Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner’ series, the Mayor of London shares his capital experiences. Read my full Discover Britain magazine interview here

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Albion, Almeida Theatre

The urge to present state-of-the-nation plays following the Brexit vote is understandable, even vital, but has produced decidedly mixed results. Thankfully, Mike Bartlett’s empathetic Chekhovian response is a real winner: rich in loamy metaphor, yes, but also a gripping family drama … Continue reading

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Apologia leads August’s Top 10 new London shows

From a starry drama to musical revivals and family-friendly fun. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Mosquitoes, National Theatre

In the immediate, heartbroken aftermath of the EU Referendum, I had some very uncharitable thoughts about the right to vote. Perhaps it should involve some kind of IQ test, or at least a demonstrable ability to tell the difference between … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Edward Fox

The actor talks John Betjeman play Sand in the Sandwiches. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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My Country; a work in progress, National Theatre

How quickly should art react? The National’s Great Britain opened right on the heels of the 2014 phone-hacking trial, and here again the theatre is speedy with this response to the EU referendum. But, as with Brexit itself, the piece … Continue reading

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead leads March’s Top 10 new London shows

From starry Stoppard and Marber revivals to toe-tapping musicals and Elena Ferrante on stage. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Crossrail treasures, David Hockney and Ali Smith

On my February MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Digging deep Archaeological treasures unearthed during Crossrail work displayed at the Museum of London Don’t miss: In living colour Tate Britain hosts a major David Hockney retrospective Commuter corner Ali Smith’s Brexit novel Autumn and … Continue reading

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Branagh is assured but lacks true desperation

Brexit-ish rants, generational divide, tax dodging and Middle East chaos: the contemporary resonance of John Osborne’s 1957 state-of-the-nation play The Entertainer is almost eerie. Paired with an effective metaphor – the dying days of music hall – it’s a strong closing … Continue reading

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