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Friday, February 14, 2020

The Visit review, National Theatre: A vaudevillian nightmare with an unforgivable running time by Alexandra Pollard, Alexandra Pollard

Lesley Manville is magnificent as a billionaire seeking revenge, but this cartoonish play misses the mark

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Uncle Vanya review, The Harold Pinter Theatre: A gripping, if somewhat suffocating, production by Alexandra Pollard, Alexandra Pollard

There isn't a huge amount of action here – Chekhov was a bit of a pioneer in the "play where nothing happens" genre – but when it comes to nuanced character studies, Uncle Vanya is an em…

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

My Brilliant Friend review, National Theatre: A lively, generous tale of femininity and violence by Alexandra Pollard, Alexandra Pollard

In this five-hour adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels, director Melly Still manages to avoid gratuity

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

And Juliet review, Shaftesbury Theatre: A gloriously silly, unexpectedly poignant production by Alexandra Pollard, Alexandra Pollard

Built around the powerhouse-pop of songwriting savant Max Martin, the jukebox musical imagines a world where Shakespeare's Juliet survived

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Monday, October 21, 2019

[BLANK], Donmar Warehouse review: A potent, devastating exploration of the criminal justice system by Alexandra Pollard, Alexandra Pollard

There are 100 scenes in the full script of Alice Birch's [BLANK], which marks the 40th anniversary of reformative theatre company Clean Break

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Richard Gadd: 'I can't emphasise enough how much of a victim my stalker is' by Alexandra Pollard, Alexandra Pollard

The award-winning comedian tells Alexandra Pollard why he wrote a show about the woman who sent him 40,000 emails, why he decided it wasn't funny and how the government needs to step up to c…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Andrea Dunbar: The short, troubled life of the prodigal Bradford playwright by Alexandra Pollard, Alexandra Pollard

Dubbed a 'genius straight from the slums' prior to her death at the age of 29, Dunbar led a difficult life. As the new play about her life, 'Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile', tours theatre…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

'I'm gonna go save a couple of lepers': the cult of Danny Dyer by Alexandra Pollard, Alexandra Pollard

Alexandra Pollard looks at how the actor went from 'laughing stock' to sweary national treasure and star of a new Pinter play

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