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Follies leads September’s Top 10 new London shows

From starry Sondheim to political plays and the return of Florian Zeller. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here Advertisements

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Woyzeck leads May’s Top 10 new London shows

From new takes on Brecht and Büchner to Jez Butterworth’s latest and a classic musical. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Harvey, Theatre Royal Haymarket

If insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, repeatedly unfunny Harvey isn’t just a study of madness, but a punishing example of it. Mary Chase’s dusty 1944 farce about a man hallucinating a 6ft 3in rabbit … Continue reading

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Playwright fails to hit heights of acting career in this protracted saga

Actor-turned-playwright Oliver Cotton’s new work poses a problem for reviewers: how much to divulge? It hinges on big revelations, and as much of the meandering two-hour-plus play is interminable preparation for said revelations, it would seem cruel to spoil them, … Continue reading

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Meeting of love rivals needs to be spikier

In 1999, Amy Rosenthal (daughter of Jack Rosenthal and Maureen Lipman) won the Sunday Times Drama Award for Henna Night, an incisive 50-minute piece. This lucid revival does justice to its refreshingly perceptive take on female relationships, although its limitations are … Continue reading

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