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Angels in America leads April’s Top 10 new London shows

From a mammoth Tony Kushner revival to an unusual Romeo and Juliet and tap-happy musical. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Consent, National Theatre

Amidst the middle-class small talk between two couples, one reeling from the arrival of a new baby, comes a shocking confession: “I’ve been raping pensioners.” What kind of monsters are we dealing with here? Well, legal ones – it’s barrister … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Michael Blakemore

The director discusses musical The Life, making its long-awaited London debut, and his stellar career. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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My Country; a work in progress, National Theatre

How quickly should art react? The National’s Great Britain opened right on the heels of the 2014 phone-hacking trial, and here again the theatre is speedy with this response to the EU referendum. But, as with Brexit itself, the piece … Continue reading

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Ugly Lies the Bone, National Theatre

Jess strolls through fresh powder. Behind her is a gleaming glass lake, ahead snow-capped mountains dotted with handsome fir trees. More snow twinkles in the inky heavens like jewelled stars, or falls from the sky in soft, fluttering feathers. Read … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night, National Theatre

Suffused with grief and unrequited love, Twelfth Night is often played as an anti-comedy – more melancholy than mirthful. Not so in Simon Godwin’s brash, gender-bending, utterly joyful rendering, which takes loss as a cue to embrace life. Read my … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Kate Fleetwood

The actress discusses her role in Ugly Lies the Bone, now playing at the National Theatre. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? leads February’s Top 10 new London shows

From a major Albee revival to starry Shakespeare and a steamy musical. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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The Glass Menagerie leads January’s Top 10 new London shows

From a visionary Tennessee Williams revival to Wayne McGregor and a Dahl musical adaptation. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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DREAMGIRLS Leads December’s Top 10 new London shows

From a big musical revival to starry panto, Ibsen and Matthew Bourne’s latest. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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