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Take Five! Spend your tea break with Zoe Wanamaker

As Elegy opens at Donmar Warehouse, here are five of Zoe Wanamaker’s indelible performances. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Pick of the Week

Oscar-winning Son of Saul, Nick Payne’s latest play and Line of Duty reaches its nail-biting climax. Read my full theartsdesk newsletter here

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Kit Harington, Glenn Close and Timothy Spall Lead April’s Top 10 New London Shows

From Jamie Lloyd’s reinvention of Marlowe’s Faustus and Glenn Close’s Norma Desmond to Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winner and a new heist farce, here are some of this month’s most eye-catching openings. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Love and physics in a parallel universe

Ever wonder what might have happened if you’d made a different decision? Nick Payne’s ingenious 70-minute play, which has been on tour and to Broadway since its 2012 Royal Court premiere, uses theoretical physics to explore our fascination with the … Continue reading

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Constellations, Trafalgar Studios

Life, the universe and everything… in 70 minutes. You certainly can’t fault Nick Payne’s ambition, nor help but admire the dazzling inventiveness of his theoretical physics romcom with a side helping of artisanal beekeeping. Read my full theartsdesk review here

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Skimming the surface

Playwright Nick Payne set an astronomically high standard with last year’s award-winning quantum-physics romcom Constellations, but his follow-up, The Same Deep Water As Me, a jocular dig at the ‘no win, no fees’ claims culture, is disappointingly slight in comparison. Inspired by … Continue reading

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