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Sunday, February 24, 2019

The week in theatre: Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train; Shipwreck; Berberian Sound Studio – review by Susannah Clapp

Young Vic; Almeida; Donmar Warehouse, LondonTwo prisoners confront each other and God in a vital revival, Trump gets off lightly, and a clever tale of a sound engineer packs some real reverb…

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

The week in theatre: All About Eve; The American Clock; Superhoe – review by Susannah Clapp

Noël Coward; Old Vic; Royal Court, LondonGillian Anderson is the steely centre of Ivo van Hove’s glitzy adaptation of All About Eve, while Nicôle Lecky’s Superhoe storms the Royal Cour…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

The week in theatre: Noughts & Crosses; The Cherry Orchard; Cost of Living – review by Susannah Clapp

Derby theatre; Barbican; Hampstead, LondonMalorie Blackman’s bestseller leaps off the stage in a fine new adaptation. Plus, Chekhov without the samovars and 2018’s Pulitzer prize winnerI…

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

The week in theatre: Vault festival; No Show review – bright sparks for dark days by Susannah Clapp

Vault festival; Soho theatre, London Waterloo’s tunnels buzz with sharp new writing. And the joy and pain of a night at the circusIn Dublin, Edinburgh and Manchester, festivals light up su…

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

The week in theatre: When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other and more – review by Susannah Clapp

Dorfman; Gate; New Diorama, LondonCate Blanchett and Stephen Dillane can’t save a clunky S&M study of sexual politics, but thrills are to be had in a vivid account of poetic friendship…

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

The week in theatre: Our Lady of Kibeho; Stop and Search; Approaching Empty – review by Susannah Clapp

Royal & Derngate, Northampton; Arcola; Kiln, LondonIn a trio of new plays, three young Rwandans are moved by the spirit, a lorry driver and a refugee share a watchful journey, and two fr…

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

The week in theatre: Pinter at the Pinter; Time Is Love/Tiempo es Amor – review by Susannah Clapp

Harold Pinter theatre; Finborough, LondonThe surprises continue in an extraordinary Pinter season. Plus, the rise and rise of Sheila AtimIt has been hard to guess where lightning will strike…

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Susannah Clapp’s best theatre of 2018 by Susannah Clapp

People of colour finally moved centre stage, young performers shone, and two veterans gave an acting masterclass. See our top 10 list below• Read the Observer critics’ reviews of the yea…

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

The week in theatre: Sweat; The Convert; The Tragedy of King Richard the Second – review by Susannah Clapp

Donmar Warehouse; Young Vic; Almeida, LondonLynn Nottage brilliantly dramatises industrial unrest in small-town America in the year’s most powerful playA tremendous theatrical week culmina…

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

The week in theatre: The Cane; The Tell-Tale Heart; Uncle Vanya – review by Susannah Clapp

Royal Court; Dorfman; Hampstead, London Corporal punishment still hurts in Mark Ravenhill’s haunting new play, Poe is channelled for festive creepiness, and fine performances spruce up Ch…

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

The week in theatre: True West; Hole; Fiddler on the Roof – review by Susannah Clapp

Vaudeville; Royal Court; Menier Chocolate Factory, LondonKit Harington and Johnny Flynn slug it out as Sam Shepard’s feuding brothers, women rabble-rouse at the Royal Court, and Trevor Nun…

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

The week in theatre: A Christmas Carol; Angelo; Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales – review by Susannah Clapp

Chickenshed; Little Angel; Unicorn, LondonThree festive shows for young and old serve up Dickens with attitude, ticklish puppets and Philip Pullman’s grisly Grimms’ fairytalesThe future …

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

The week in theatre: White Teeth; Dealing With Clair – review by Susannah Clapp

Kiln, London; Orange Tree, RichmondZadie Smith’s White Teeth bounds on to the stage leaving some of the novel’s subtleties behind. And 30 years on, Martin Crimp’s Dealing With Clair ha…

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

The week in theatre: ear for eye; The Wolves; I and You – review by Susannah Clapp

Royal Court; Theatre Royal Stratford East; Hampstead, Londondebbie tucker green delivers blistering insights into racism in the west. Elsewhere, joyous teenage kicks and a gasp-out-loud deno…

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

The week in theatre: The Wild Duck; A Very Very Very Dark Matter – review by Susannah Clapp

Almeida; Bridge, LondonAll becomes beautifully clear in Robert Icke’s pared down Ibsen, while Martin McDonagh overloads his dark, dizzying fairytaleAh, Robert Icke and his theatrical revel…

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

The week in theatre: Company; Measure for Measure; Stories – review by Susannah Clapp

Gielgud; Donmar Warehouse; Dorfman, LondonMarianne Elliott dazzlingly remakes Sondheim, Josie Rourke adds a Shakespearean twist, and from Nina Raine, a sperm donor comedy…How marvellous th…

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

The week in theatre: Twelfth Night; I’m Not Running; The Height of the Storm – review by Susannah Clapp

Young Vic; Lyttleton; Wyndham’s, LondonA musical Twelfth Night flies, while David Hare’s party games never take off. Plus, a masterclass from Eileen Atkins and Jonathan PryceKwame Kwei-A…

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

The week in theatre: Pinter at the Pinter; Sketching – review by Susannah Clapp

Harold Pinter theatre, Wilton’s Music Hall, LondonA double helping of short Pinter plays delivers the playwright’s trademark punch, while a series of London tales offers Dickens in the a…

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

The week in theatre: Queen Margaret; The Village; Misty – review by Susannah Clapp

Royal Exchange, Manchester; Theatre Royal East Stratford; Trafalgar Studios, LondonJade Anouka is compelling in Jeanie O’Hare’s bold take on Shakespeare and the life of Margaret of Anjou…

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

The week in theatre: Missing; Holy Sh!t; The Humans – review by Susannah Clapp

Battersea Arts Centre; Kiln; Hampstead, LondonMissing reappears three years after fire interrupted its run at the Battersea Arts Centre, while the Kiln opens with some topical grievancesThes…

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

The week in theatre: Dance Nation; Little Shop of Horrors; King Arthur – review by Susannah Clapp

Almeida; Regent’s Park Open Air theatre; the Scoop, LondonAdults act up as children in Clare Barron’s acute new study of adolescence. And a man-eating plant, played by a drag queen, feel…

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

The week in theatre: Tamburlaine; Pericles – reviews by Susannah Clapp

Swan, Stratford-upon-Avon; Olivier, LondonMarlowe’s bloody tyrant and Shakespeare’s banished prince both get a rare chance to strut in two very effective productionsHot on the big-sandal…

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

The week in theatre: The Prisoner; The End of Eddy – review by Susannah Clapp

Lyceum; Studio, EdinburghPeter Brook’s meditation on justice is imprisoned by its own virtues, while Édouard Louis’s powerful teenage memoir translates vividly to the stageWhen better t…

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

The week in theatre: Switzerland; The Price; Aristocrats – review by Susannah Clapp

Theatre Royal, Bath; Donmar, LondonPatricia Highsmith’s most famous creation comes back to haunt her, while the ghosts are closer to home in revivals of Miller and FrielShe liked to watch …

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

The week in theatre: Exit the King; Pity; River Stage festival – review by Susannah Clapp

Olivier; Royal Court; National Theatre, LondonRhys Ifans ages well in Patrick Marber’s update of Ionesco’s classic, while Rory Mullarkey’s homage often palls. Plus tales of the River S…

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

The week in theatre: Allelujah!; The Lehman Trilogy; A Monster Calls – review by Susannah Clapp

Bridge; Lyttelton; Old Vic, LondonAlan Bennett is on song – and on the attack. Plus, an epic tale of capitalist catastrophe and a tale of grief that overwhelms“I am,” says Alan Bennett…

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

The week in theatre: Me and My Girl; Dusty review – daft, delicious and irresistible by Susannah Clapp

Festival theatre, Chichester; Theatre Royal, Bath Timeworn tropes work their magic as Chichester does the Lambeth Walk, while a knockout Katherine Kingsley overcomes a galumphing script in D…

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

The week in theatre: The Lieutenant of Inishmore; Miss Littlewood; The Winter’s Tale – review by Susannah Clapp

Aidan Turner brings swagger to the Irish Troubles, a tribute to Joan Littlewood lacks her revolutionary spirit, and there’s a twist in the Globe’s Winter’s TaleSeventeen years after it…

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

The week in theatre: Fun Home; One for Sorrow; Undaunted; Windrush: 492 – review by Susannah Clapp

Young Vic; Royal Court; Greenwich and Docklands international festival, LondonAcclaimed cartoonist Alison Bechdel comes to life in a remarkable new musical, a stranger menaces liberal London…

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

The week in theatre: Fly By Night; Notes from the Field; An Octoroon; Phobiarama – reviews by Susannah Clapp

LIFT Crossness Pumping Station, London; LIFT Royal Court, London; Dorfman Theatre, London; LIFT King’s Cross, LondonDuke Riley’s illuminated pigeons are a soaraway success, while Anna De…

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie; Julie; Machinal – review by Susannah Clapp

Donmar; Lyttelton; Almeida; all LondonLia Williams makes the role of Miss Jean Brodie her own, while Vanessa Kirby’s Julie is a wild party girl in Polly Stenham’s vicious, witty update o…

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