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I and You, Hampstead Theatre

Maisie Williams (AKA Arya Stark in Game of Thrones) and Zach Wyatt make superb stage debuts in Edward Hall’s production of American playwright Lauren Gunderson’s work. Caroline, trapped at home due to an unspecified genetic illness, is surprised by schoolmate … Continue reading

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Cell Mates, Hampstead Theatre

Offstage drama infamously hijacked the 1995 premiere of Simon Gray’s play, with star Stephen Fry walking out mid-run – hastening the production’s early closing. Here, then, is a chance to put the focus back on the work itself in Edward … Continue reading

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Rabbit Hole, Hampstead Theatre

The death of a child is an unnatural loss. There’s no reassurance that the departed lived a full life, rather the jagged edge of one cut short. In the case of Becca and Howie, it’s also nonsensical: their perfectly healthy … Continue reading

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Feminist comedy, the Bard reborn and a must-see arts venue

In my Compass magazine Arts pages this month: Feminist stand-up Bridget Christie headlines Winchester Comedy Festival The hottest shows come to ODEON cinemas Propeller’s innovative retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Sizzling double bill of Brazilian dance Sensational new arts centre Hauser & Wirth Somerset … Continue reading

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Swinging Sixties

If you didn’t know the Kinks hailed from Muswell Hill, you certainly will by the end of the Hampstead Theatre’s first musical, which basks in the glory of the local boys made good. It’s also an apt venue in which … Continue reading

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Northern lights

It’s official: the north is the place to be. Under the exemplary artistic directorship of Edward Hall, London’s Hampstead Theatre is packing in the audiences while enjoying what could best be described as a dream run. Sold-out shows and West … Continue reading

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