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Labour of Love leads October’s Top 10 new London shows

From James Graham’s political drama to immersive Agatha Christie and the unveiling of a new venue. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here Advertisements

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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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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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David Bowie’s LAZARUS leads November’s Top 10 new London shows

From the late great Bowie’s musical to Glenda Jackson’s Lear and Mark Rylance’s return. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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BWW Interview: Jonah Hauer-King

The actor discusses his role in The Entertainer and the experience of working with Kenneth Branagh. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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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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The Entertainer, Garrick Theatre

The latest 2016 state-of-the-nation play has arrived – from 1957. There’s the Brexit-ish granddad mired in corrosive nostalgia, the forward-looking granddaughter joining anti-establishment protests in Trafalgar Square, tax dodging, a crisis of British identity, and chaos in the Middle East. … Continue reading

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Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Kenneth Branagh

Ahead of The Entertainer‘s opening at the Garrick, relive five of Kenneth Branagh’s great performances. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Groundhog Day Leads August’s Top 10 New London Shows

From Tim Minchin’s latest musical adaptation and Shakespeare in a department store to a highly anticipated Branagh performance. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Style over substance but Lily shines

For his latest Shakespearean venture, Kenneth Branagh has produced a panting paean to Fellini, with all the cultural nuance of a Simpsons episode. While ravishing, his transposition of the action to Fifties Italy is notable more for the fabulous fashions … Continue reading

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