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Cats, The Shows Must Go On

Cats is, declares composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, a show that doesn’t really have a story, but was beloved on stage because it’s “the ultimate theatrical experience”. That’s the point which Tom Hooper’s grotesque, nightmarish movie adaptation so profoundly missed, with its computer-generated monstrosities and ham-fisted attempts … Continue reading

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An Open Book: David Lan

The Young Vic’s artistic director shares his favourite reads, from Steinbeck and social history to Henry James and Stanislavsky. Read my full theartsdesk interview here

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Pick of the Week

This week on theartsdesk, a feast of theatrical openings, from Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen to an epic Jane Eyre, plus Ai Weiwei, Courtney Pine, and a TV costume drama battle royale. Read my full theartsdesk newsletter here

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