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Network, National Theatre

News as showbiz, entire networks and even a reality TV President fuelled by articulating popular rage, and gradual corporate dehumanisation: we are now living Paddy Chayefsky’s satirical dystopia. Lee Hall’s astute adaptation recognises that the 1976 movie needs little updating … Continue reading

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Listed: The 100 Funniest Things about Downton Abbey

As the series draws to a close, we list its mostly unintentional hilarity, from the entail and the Turkish corpse to the death-by-political-correctness of Isis the dog. Read the full theartsdesk article here

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Pick of the Week

With big drama on stage and television, from Death of a Salesman to the latest Scandi must-watch, there are no austerity measures in theartsdesk’s coverage. Read my full newsletter here

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Blind Date, Jermyn Street Theatre

Dating in the internet age is rife with complications, and yet Dave Simpson’s amiable romcom manages to eschew nearly all of them. Bar its online matchmaking set-up, this is a chaste, big-hearted time capsule of a play, with nary a … Continue reading

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