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Translations, National Theatre

It begins with deep breathing, in order to access words that hold unimaginable power. And Ian Rickson’s exquisite production of Brian Friel’s masterpiece maintains that space throughout: for words to breathe and simmer, to hang in the air, and for us to … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child leads July’s Top 10 new London shows

From a magical mega-hit and eye-catching musical revivals to plays with strong social resonance. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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The Man in the Woman’s Shoes, Tricycle Theatre

Where else can you find a spot-on impression of a dog who thinks she’s a cockerel? That’s just one member of the menagerie conjured by the extraordinary Mikel Murfi, who also summons chickens, bees, seagulls, pigs, sheep and a dying … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 4

It’s almost worth having bonkers Strictly theme shows just to make us really appreciate the relative sanity of a non-theme show. Well, almost. We’re into “I keep whacking myself with a hammer because it feels so good when I stop” … Continue reading

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Lippy, Young Vic

How do we respond to a tragedy of infinite mystery? We investigate, we speculate, and we seek to impose meaning, to produce a story that safely contains unfathomable horror. However, those hoping for such reassurance via a traditional theatrical narrative … Continue reading

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Jezebel, Soho Theatre

If comedy is tragedy plus time, either too much has elapsed since the fictional events of Jezebel, or not quite enough. Newcomer Mark Cantan’s uneven screwball pitting a methodical couple against a scatter-brained opposite, with wacky misunderstandings aplenty, lacks the … Continue reading

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Extra time

The creators of The Beautiful Game have no truck with subtext. If there’s a point to be made, they will make it, in firm dialogue, in overt lyrics, and then in dialogue again, just to be sure. That leaves us in no doubt … Continue reading

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