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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Donmar Warehouse

It’s a bigly Trump-fest over at the Donmar, with adaptor Bruce Norris determined to make Brecht great again – or at least pointedly contemporary. Despite a legal disclaimer in the knowing prologue, the current tangerine regime looms large, replacing (or … Continue reading

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Bugsy Malone, Lyric Hammersmith

For those in sore need of a theatrical pick-me-up, jazz square your way over to Bugsy Malone. Last year’s smash-hit opener of the redeveloped Lyric has been given a well-deserved encore, with Sean Holmes’s production once again nailing the beguiling … Continue reading

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Shock factor gone…but haunting tale is worth revisiting

Twenty years ago, Michael Billington decried the “pornographic” violence of Philip Ridley’s Ghost from a Perfect Place, archetypal in-yer-face theatre: brash, shocking, confrontational. This revival swaps Hampstead for, more appropriately, the Arcola, where its East End setting has particular resonance, … Continue reading

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