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Tina leads April’s Top 10 new London shows

From a buzzy new musical to returning favourites. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here Advertisements

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Picasso, Lady Bird, Mary Stuart and West Cork

On my March MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Exhibition Pablo Picasso’s ‘year of wonders’ graces Tate Modern Film The mother-daughter relationship deftly captured by Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird Theatre Robert Icke’s Mary Stuart presents history as a modern political thriller Commuter corner The latest must-binge true … Continue reading

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Macbeth leads March’s Top 10 new London shows

From Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams to a new epic and a lush romance. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Frozen, Theatre Royal Haymarket

No, it’s not that Frozen – although the immortal words “Let it go” do appear in the second half. Otherwise this is a far cry from the Disney juggernaut. Bryony Lavery’s 1998 play deals with the abduction of a child, and asks whether … Continue reading

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Girls & Boys, Royal Court

“It just seems to be a thing that we do, this incomprehensible violence thing.” So says the narrator of Dennis Kelly’s new one-woman play, performed in a staggering tour-de-force from Carey Mulligan. She’s been reflecting on an American mass shooting … Continue reading

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night leads February’s Top 10 new London shows

From O’Neill and flamenco to punk and Pippin. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Wyndham’s Theatre

Though a long journey indeed, Richard Eyre’s is a vital revival, giving vigour to Eugene O’Neill’s mighty, semi-autobiographical work and making all the more poignant this tormented but fast-talking family’s gradual dwindling into a despairing silence. Read my full BroadwayWorld review here

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Dry Powder, Hampstead Theatre

Inequality is a hot topic for dramatists, but Sarah Burgess’s deliciously dark comedy comes at it from a surprising perspective: allowing those high-finance gorgons to have their say. Of course, part of the strategy is giving them enough rope to … Continue reading

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John, National Theatre

Pulitzer-winning American playwright Annie Baker returns to the National – where The Flick was a quiet triumph in 2016 – with another work that is epic in form (three hours and change), but similarly spellbinding in its ability to draw an audience close. Though … Continue reading

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The Birthday Party, Harold Pinter Theatre

It’s 60 years since Harold Pinter’s play premiered – and flopped – at Lyric Hammersmith, baffling critics (with one exception) and audiences alike. Now, we expect the sinister subversion of both the seemingly mundane setting and the dramatic form that … Continue reading

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