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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Fleabag, Wyndham's, London: Phoebe Waller-Bridge brings her show back to the stage – and it's still brilliant by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

The London run is the last time that Phoebe Waller-Bridge will perform her hit one-woman show

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019, review: Happy Hour, Coma, I'll Take You to Mrs Cole!, Bobby & Amy by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Totalitarian rule, immersive terror and lightsabers factor into the latest shows at the Fringe

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019, review: Collapsible, Swim, The Last of the Pelican Daughters by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

There's no shortage of candid shows about coping with grief and mental health at this year's festival

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019: Traverse theatre round-up by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Two very different but equally as good productions were put on at the vibrant theatre

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Edinburgh Fringe 2019 review round-up: Three must-see acts for this year's festival by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

This year, several performers who have long straddled the boundaries of theatre, comedy and performance art return to the fringe

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019: Untapped award winners round-up by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

The untapped award has made a name for itself as a pretty reliable indicator of interesting shows

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Edinburgh Festival 2019: La Reprise, Are we not drawn onward to new erA by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Milo Rau's 'La Reprise' is a deeply humane look at trauma after a senseless murder while the fiendishly clever 'Are we not drawn onward to new erA' is about climate change

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019: One-woman shows round-up by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

The limitations of the fringe set-up are real for a lot of performers doing shows in tiny shoebox venues

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019: Traverse Theatre round-up by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

The opening weekend brought some thrills, if no out-and-out smash hit

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Edinburgh Festival 2019: Our guide to the best shows to see by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Holly Williams picks the most interesting shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and International Festival

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Death of a Salesman at the Young Vic, London review: A straight-up production with moments of real power by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Sharon D Clarke has her customary impressive presence, and when she turns on the scorn at her responsibility-shirking sons in arguably the best scene in the play, there's simply no-one like …

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Squelchy melons and squeaky drills: How to bring the disturbing world of Berberian Sound Studio to the stage by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Brothers Ben and Max Ringham are the sound designers helping to turn Peter Strickland's cult movie into a play. They tell Holly Williams why it's a dream project

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Pushkin Theatre are bringing a scorching Brecht play to Britain. But first, they had to lay to rest some Soviet ghosts by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Holly Williams travelled to Moscow to discover the troubled history of the theatre, and how it's discovering a fresh sense of purpose with productions like 'The Good Person of Szechwan'

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Monday, January 28, 2019

'I'm way more likely to be stopped by police': Arinze Kene on writing about the London riots, starring in Arthur Miller and shaking up by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

The writer and actor talks to Holly Williams about the 'whitewashing' of theatre audiences, and why we still need more black leads on stage and screen

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, National Theatre review: Cate Blanchett shines in a play about an elaborate sex game by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Martin Crimp's radical updating of Samuel Richardson's novel 'Pamela' makes exploring gender stereoypes all part of the S&M fun

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Dear Elizabeth at The Gate, London, review: Play of letters between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell is both tender and devastating by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Although you can understand the thinking behind the staging, it was rather like being at a tennis match, head flicking to follow their volleys

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Sheila Atim interview: 'Those excluding people of colour are robbing themselves – they just don't realise it' by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

The multi-talented, Olivier award-winning actor talks to Holly Williams about composing music for her latest play – and rejects the idea that the rise of black artists is down to box-ticki…

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

The best theatre of 2018: From Fun Home to Summer and Smoke by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Tennessee Williams, revamped musicals, and challenging dramas – here are The Independent's 10 favourite works of theatre in 2018

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Convert, Young Vic, London, review: Has the feeling of a modern classic by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Though all the twists in the final section may not quite be believable, the darkening drama is still gripping

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Singing truth to power: How Kneehigh's new show uses mass karaoke to topple a dictator by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Ubu Karaoke features group singalongs, anarchic games, toilet humour – and a bar that stays open throughout. The Cornish company explain why it's all about going back to their roots

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

'All black women are not the same': How femmes of colour are making a buzz about diversity by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Hot Brown Honey are an Australian cabaret sensation – now, they're staging a new show at the Roundhouse working with young British artists

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Friday, July 6, 2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream / Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's Rose Theatre, York, review: This pop-up is a welcome home for Shakespeare in the by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Two productions of open-air summer favourites prove enjoyably clear sighted, even if the performances are a mixed bag

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare's Globe, London, review: Fails to capture the quick-changing moods of the play by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

A solid enough production, but it never quite meets the anguish or joy of Shakespeare's play of two halves

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Poet Caleb Femi was almost killed in gang violence. Now his new play reveals how reading Frankenstein gave him new life by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

The former Young People's Laureate for London on how literature, poetry and theatre can change young people's lives

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Three Sisters, The Yard, London, review: RashDash's take on Chekhov is riotously fun by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Less a neat modern rewrite than a smashing up, a sending up, and a seeing what else might emerge. With songs.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Absolute Hell, National Theatre, London, review: Sparkling production captures post-war Soho by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Rodney Ackland's drama about the dissolute denizens of a nightclub caused a scandal in 1952 – and still feels fresh today

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

'Dismantle capitalism and overturn the patriarchy': Why The Writer is more than just a #MeToo play by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Romola Garai, playwright Ella Hickson and director Blanche McIntyre on how theatre needs to be fearless in both form and content

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: A Reimagining, The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, review: Isn't wildly gripping by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

'Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons' comes to theatrical life with puppetry and a newly arranged score for the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Summer and Smoke, Almeida, London, review: Patsy Ferran is a genuine marvel, as hilarious as she is heart-breaking by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Rebecca Frecknall's production of Tennessee Williams' rarely performed ' 'Summer and Smoke' is almost unbearably tense

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Macbeth, National Theatre, London, review: Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff are no dream pairing by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Rufus Norris's production which stars Kinnear and Duff as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, strays a little close to comic horror movie, but stays just on the side of chilling

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