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Angels in America, National Theatre

Tony Kushner’s landmark two-part play begins at a funeral, with a rabbi solemnly naming a woman’s surviving relatives; partway through the interminable list of grandchildren, he stops and sighs. It’s a witty opener for a piece that’s epic in every … Continue reading

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Olivier Awards 2016: Hits and Misses

As expected, the 40th anniversary Olivier Awards showered trophies on the sensational Gypsy. Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver’s performances and Mark Henderson’s lighting were recognised, and the production took Best Musical Revival. But there were surprises elsewhere, with starry shows … Continue reading

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Dark portrait of addiction

Emma lies, professionally and pathologically. She’s a struggling actress, and her zeal for living lives other than her own is the biggest barrier to her recovery from drugs and alcohol addiction. Duncan Macmillan’s searing piece, which transfers after a sold-out … Continue reading

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People, Places & Things, Wyndham’s Theatre

Recovery depends on honesty, but Emma – not her real name – lies for a living. Duncan Macmillan’s searing play, getting a well-deserved West End transfer from the National, complicates the familiar story of addiction and rehab by making its … Continue reading

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