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Three Kings, Old Vic: In Camera

The world premiere of Stephen Beresford’s new hourlong play, livestreamed to home audiences in four performances as part of the Old Vic’s In Camera series, was postponed a couple of times due to Andrew Scott undergoing minor surgery. Thankfully, the actor has … Continue reading

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Lungs, Old Vic

With Extinction Rebellion looming large in the capital, it’s canny programming to revive Duncan Macmillan’s 2011 play about a couple debating the merits of having a child – including fears about how introducing another person might impact the planet. The … Continue reading

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Present Laughter, Old Vic

Great Scott! His recent turn as Fleabag‘s Hot Priest made him a global sex symbol. Now, Andrew Scott reminds audiences that he’s just as irresistible on stage, leading Matthew Warchus’s absolute romp of a Noël Coward revival with the kind of panache … Continue reading

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Sensational staging is a creative triumph

If the Matilda team felt pressure to repeat their success – and live up to Harold Ramis’s beloved Bill Murray-starring film – there’s no sign of it in this sensational adaptation of Groundhog Day, easily the best new home-grown musical of recent times. Read my full Islington Gazette review

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Groundhog Day, Old Vic

It’s déjà vu all over again, as the Matilda dream team reconvenes to bring the beloved Bill Murray-starring 1993 movie to stage. Serious expectations, then, but you wouldn’t know it from this fearless, fleet-footed and impressively cohesive show – destined … Continue reading

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The Caretaker, Old Vic

It’s raining. Well, of course – it’s April in London. But it’s also pouring down on the Old Vic stage, hammering an already battered slate roof. When it lifts to reveal the semi-derelict attic, site of Harold Pinter’s groundbreaking 1960 … Continue reading

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Future Conditional, Old Vic

Can we – should we – control the future? That’s the dilemma faced by anxious parents attempting to steer their offspring through a labyrinthine school system, educational think-tanks, and the teachers shaping young lives. Tamsin Oglesby’s play is an intriguing … Continue reading

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Not quite a train wreck but Lohan’s inexperience shows

The onstage action in Lindsay Posner’s much-hyped revival of Speed-the-Plow can’t begin to compete with its offstage drama. Ever since tabloid target Lindsay Lohan’s casting was announced, people have been taking bets on her actually making it to the theatre, … Continue reading

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