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Noises Off, Garrick Theatre

“Doors and sardines. Getting on, getting off. Getting the sardines on, getting the sardines off. That’s farce. That’s the theatre. That’s life.” Michael Frayn’s laugh-til-you-weep backstage comedy transfers from the Lyric Hammersmith (where it first appeared in 1982), and Jeremy Herrin’s superb revival has … Continue reading

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The Antipodes leads October’s Top 10 new London shows

From Annie Baker to Ealing comedy and a royal reunion. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Noises Off, Lyric Hammersmith

Do not anger the theatre gods, for their vengeance is swift and mighty. On press night of Michael Frayn’s peerless portrait of backstage disasters, the Lyric suffered its own “technical difficulties”, adding a distinctly meta frisson to this already gloriously … Continue reading

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The Bridges of Madison County leads July’s Top 10 new London shows

From Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals to riotous comedy. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Pinter Three and Pinter Four, Harold Pinter Theatre

Jamie Lloyd’s 10-anniversary season of Pinter (which kicked off in style earlier this autumn) continues with two more batches of miniatures – from familiar shorts like A Kind of Alaska to sketches and more obscure works – plus another tantalisingly starry company. Read my … Continue reading

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Hadestown leads November’s Top 10 new London shows

From new musicals to Shakespeare, Pinter and Magic Mike. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Romeo and Juliet, Garrick Theatre

Trouble remembering in which country Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers cross paths? Branagh’s panting paean to Fellini will sort you out. Stylish as a monochromatic Vogue spread, and as self-consciously Italian as Bruno Tonioli guzzling lasagne in a gondola, it’s not exactly … Continue reading

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