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Middle, National Theatre

David Eldridge’s marital drama is sincere but too conservative. Read my full London Theatre review here

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Moulin Rouge! Leads January’s Top 10 New London Shows

From a spectacular jukebox musical to a Caryl Churchill revival and Florence Nightingale-inspired ballet. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Manor, National Theatre

Moira Buffini’s state-of-the-nation play is pegged to that irresistible trope: the dark and stormy night, with a group of strangers forced to seek shelter in a spooky manor house.  Read my full London Theatre review here

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How Curious Incident went from beloved book to theatrical phenomenon

The show is returning for a 10th anniversary tour. Read my full London Theatre article here

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Duke of York’s Theatre

The monsters are back. Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel came to life at the National Theatre in 2019 and now, following a Covid delay, is weaving its magic over the West End. Read my full London Theatre review here

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The Normal Heart, National Theatre

It is astonishing to think that Larry Kramer’s largely autobiographical play debuted in 1985, right in the midst of the AIDS crisis. No wonder it feels like a missive from the battlefield, blood and shrapnel clinging to every word.  Read … Continue reading

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Paradise, National Theatre

In Sophocles’ Philoctetes, the wounded warrior is abandoned on the island of Lemnos by Odysseus but, following a prophecy that says the great archer is crucial to winning the Trojan War, Odysseus returns to fetch him. Read my full Telegraph … Continue reading

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Under Milk Wood, National Theatre

Why do we tell stories? Lyndsey Turner’s emotive staging of Dylan Thomas’s 1953 play for voices proffers some profound ideas: to heal familial bonds, to find lucidity in the murkiness of dementia, and to reach much-needed catharsis after a long … Continue reading

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Death of England: Delroy, National Theatre

Wednesday’s press performance was both opening and closing night at the National – their first show back curtailed by lockdown. Deeply frustrating, since Roy Williams and Clint Dyer’s blistering new state-of-the-nation monologue is clearly the play for the moment. Read my full … Continue reading

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Roundup: Check Out These Socially Distanced Shows

Hurrah for the green shoots in our beleaguered industry. Lots of venues are mounting new shows and bringing back our favourites over the next few weeks and months – albeit with social distancing and safety measures in place. Here are … Continue reading

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