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Oslo, National Theatre

We need more waffles in diplomacy. Or, in other words, personal connections to bridge those vast divides. So believed the Norwegian couple who orchestrated secret peace talks in 1993 between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization – a slice of … Continue reading

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Follies leads September’s Top 10 new London shows

From starry Sondheim to political plays and the return of Florian Zeller. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Wyndham’s Theatre

One American great inhabits another in this superior cabaret, as the Broadway legend Audra McDonald slips into the skin – and unforgettable voice – of jazz icon Billie Holiday. The emotional sensitivity makes it far more than just an immensely skilful impersonation, and … Continue reading

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Audra McDonald, Leicester Square Theatre

Six-time Tony winner and reigning Queen of Broadway – plus “Olivier Award…presenter”, jokes partner-in-crime Seth Rudetsky in his introduction (though surely that’s just a matter of time, with her Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill coming to Wyndham’s this … Continue reading

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LET THERE BE LIGHT: Paule Constable

The latest instalment in our series showcasing Britain’s best lighting designers focuses on the four-time Olivier and two-time Tony Award winner Paule Constable. She’s worked on numerous landmark theatrical productions, including The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, … Continue reading

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Rabbit Hole, Hampstead Theatre

The death of a child is an unnatural loss. There’s no reassurance that the departed lived a full life, rather the jagged edge of one cut short. In the case of Becca and Howie, it’s also nonsensical: their perfectly healthy … Continue reading

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In the Heights, King’s Cross Theatre

Rents are going up, local businesses priced out, and the rich folk and hipsters are invading. That’s in Washington Heights, New York’s largely Dominican-American quarter, but it could as easily describe King’s Cross, one of multiple London areas undergoing gentrification. … Continue reading

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The Audience, Apollo Theatre

As The Queen gains an audience with the latest royal addition, her theatrical alter ego returns to the West End, with Kristin Scott Thomas inheriting Tony-nominated Helen Mirren’s role in Peter Morgan’s updated revival. Callaghan is out; au courant gags … Continue reading

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The age of wisdom

There’s no witch, no chocolate factory, no helicopter or revolutionary barricade, just four singers, five doors, a piano and a bass. And yet Closer Than Ever, nestled in the pocket-sized Jermyn Street Theatre, has to be one of the hottest musical … Continue reading

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Satisfaction guaranteed

The invention of electrical stimulation forms the basis of a joyously witty and emotionally resonant period drama from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl When researching the history of women’s embroidery, author Rachel P. Maines was astonished to … Continue reading

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