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Holy Sh!t, Kiln Theatre

It’s all change at the Kiln (was Tricycle) Theatre, with a £5.5 million redevelopment resulting in a bright, light, spacious and welcoming new building – complete with a more obvious street presence, comfortable café/bar area, plentiful ladies’ loos, and a … Continue reading

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Opinion: Post-Brexit, we need theatre more than ever

In seeking to understand the historic, divisive and to some bewildering Brexit vote, I will turn to theatre. Through my regular exposure to it, I can number among my ever-widening acquaintance a young king, a whistleblower, a minimum-wage movie usher, … Continue reading

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The Man in the Woman’s Shoes, Tricycle Theatre

Where else can you find a spot-on impression of a dog who thinks she’s a cockerel? That’s just one member of the menagerie conjured by the extraordinary Mikel Murfi, who also summons chickens, bees, seagulls, pigs, sheep and a dying … Continue reading

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Red Velvet, Garrick Theatre

Lolita Chakrabarti’s impassioned debut has only gained topicality since its 2012 Tricycle incarnation. Trevor Nunn’s all-white Wars of the Roses and #OscarsSoWhite, among others, have fanned its flames, while quips about a paranoid Russian regime and the limits of English … Continue reading

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The Mother, Tricycle Theatre

Anne longs for 23-year-old son Nicholas to return home. One night, he appears. Or does he? Welcome back to the queasily elliptical world of Florian Zeller, where certainty fractures as familiar elements are repeated, dissected, made strange and menacing. Zeller … Continue reading

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Ben Hur, Tricycle Theatre

Hollywood took 365 speaking parts, 50,000 extras and 78 horses to tell this epic tale in 1959; here at the Tricycle, it’s a cast of four and some enterprising puppet work. Playwright Patrick Barlow, following up global hit The 39 Steps, … Continue reading

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Unsubtle Tartuffe update misses target

Last year, American poet/playwright Marcus Gardley scored a hit at the Tricycle by transporting Lorca to 19th-century New Orleans, and his loose adaptation of Molière’s 1664 Tartuffe seemed equally promising – the hypocritical religious devotee becoming a Deep South charlatan preacher. … Continue reading

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A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes, Tricycle Theatre

Molière’s 1664 comedy Tartuffe transplanted to present-day Atlanta, Georgia: it sounds like an inspired idea. The hypocritical religious devotee becomes a charlatan preacher fleecing his flock, offering salvation in exchange for hard cash and a distinctly unpriestly grope. But Marcus … Continue reading

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Savagely powerful play takes us inside dementia

At its best, theatre doesn’t just communicate ideas or invite distanced empathy. It completely immerses us in the experience of another human being. Florian Zeller won France’s top drama prize, the Molière Award, for 2014 play The Father, and Christopher … Continue reading

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The Father, Tricycle Theatre

André is losing time. It’s not just his perennially mislaid watch, but whole hours, weeks, years. Is he still living in his Paris flat, or did he move in with his daughter Anne? Is she married, divorced, leaving the country … Continue reading

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