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John, National Theatre

Pulitzer-winning American playwright Annie Baker returns to the National – where The Flick was a quiet triumph in 2016 – with another work that is epic in form (three hours and change), but similarly spellbinding in its ability to draw an audience close. Though … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 6

Bitter experience has obliterated all possible hope for Strictly’s annual fright fest – best watched several dozen drinks in, when the more disturbing details begin to blur round the edges – but this was an abysmal show even by Halloween … Continue reading

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The Cherry Orchard, Young Vic

Ghosts are walking at the Young Vic. Katie Mitchell’s stark, startling production of Chekhov’s final lament is not just an evocation of a lost era, but a summoning of the spirits haunting Vicki Mortimer’s chilling sepulchral mansion. This is a … Continue reading

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Crime and punishment

Reconciling entertaining drama with a deeper underlying message is one of the great challenges of playwriting, and that challenge is complicated further when it comes to work commissioned by Clean Break, the ground-breaking company that seeks to change the lives … Continue reading

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