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Sunday, September 26, 2021

The week in theatre: Is God Is; Camp Siegfried; Search Party by Kate Kellaway

Royal Court; Old Vic; Donmar Warehouse, LondonAleshea Harris sets the Royal Court alight with her blazing family drama; Patsy Ferran and Luke Thallon are marooned in a US Nazi summer camp; a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:12AM
Sunday, September 19, 2021

The week in theatre: Indecent; NW Trilogy; East Is East – review by Kate Kellaway

Menier Chocolate Factory; Kiln, London; Birmingham RepCultural identity unites a Jewish writer’s shockingly radical play, diverse tales from Kilburn and Ayub Khan Din’s 1996 classic It i…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:42AM
Sunday, August 8, 2021

The week in theatre: Anything Goes; Changing Destiny – review by Kate Kellaway

Barbican; Young Vic, LondonA joyously shipshape revival of Cole Porter’s classic proves the perfect getaway, while an elegant staging lifts Ben Okri’s portentous foray into Ancient Egypt…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:06AM
Sunday, July 11, 2021

Notes on Grief; Cloud Studies; The Long Waited, Weighted, Gathering – review by Kate Kellaway

Manchester Central; Whitworth Art Gallery; Manchester Jewish MuseumChimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s reflections on the death of her father resist the confines of the stage; Forensic Architecture…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:36AM
Sunday, February 21, 2021

Lisa Dwan: 'Narratives of nasty women spread with few facts attached' by Kate Kellaway

The Irish actor on reimagining Antigone, what she learned from Billie Whitelaw, and starring in Jed Mercurio’s new crime drama Lisa Dwan, 43, is an Irish actor particularly celebrated for …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:06AM
Sunday, October 4, 2020

An Evening With an Immigrant review – irresistible by Kate Kellaway

The Bridge, LondonIn this warm monologue, Inua Ellams recalls his journey from Nigeria to London to shed light on Britain’s asylum system There is a wonderful sense of release as Inua Ella…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:36AM
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Patrick Marber: ‘I’ll be in therapy for the rest of my life – if I can afford it’ by Kate Kellaway

The playwright and director on writing and depression, collaborating with Tom Stoppard, and reconnecting with his Jewish roots Patrick Marber is a playwright, director, screenwriter and come…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:24AM
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The week in theatre: Pass Over; Love, Loss & Chianti and more – review by Kate Kellaway

Kiln; Riverside Studios; Coronet; Bush, LondonAntoinette Nwandu’s play about the US race divide flits thrillingly from laughter to rage, Christopher Reid’s poetry is a challenge on stage…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:06AM
Sunday, January 26, 2020

The week in theatre: The Welkin; Krapp’s Last Tape/ Eh Joe/ The Old Tune; The Sunset Limited – review by Kate Kellaway

Lyttelton; Jermyn Street; Boulevard, LondonA pregnant question hangs over Lucy Kirkwood’s elegant new courthouse drama, while a superlative Beckett triple bill could teach Cormac McCarthy …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:24AM
Sunday, December 8, 2019

The week in theatre: Fairview; The Boy Friend; The Wolf of Wall Street – review by Kate Kellaway

Young Vic; Menier Chocolate Factory; 5-15 Sun Street, LondonDon’t be fooled by the homely setting of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s dazzling, disconcerting Pulitzer prize-winner A woman is peel…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:33AM
Sunday, November 17, 2019

The week in theatre: Mary Poppins; Murder in the Cathedral; Much Ado About Nothing – review by Kate Kellaway

Prince Edward theatre; Southwark Cathedral; Wilton’s Music Hall, LondonRichard Eyre’s Mary Poppins revival soars, TS Eliot’s verse drama struggles under the weight of its gravitas, and…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:54AM
Sunday, October 13, 2019

The week in theatre: Mephisto [A Rhapsody]; A Day in the Death of Joe Egg; The Man in the White Suit – review by Kate Kellaway

Gate; Trafalgar Studios; Wyndham’s, London A stirring Faustian tale puts actors under the moral spotlight, a revival of Joe Egg is brave but bleak, and The Man in the White Suit fades fast…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:36AM
Sunday, October 6, 2019

Marcelino Sambé: ‘Ballet should not be just for elite kids’ by Kate Kellaway

It’s a fairytale: the young dancer in a poor Lisbon suburb who makes it to principal at a world class company. But more underprivileged children should get a chance, says the Royal Ballet…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:18PM
Saturday, August 17, 2019

Edinburgh theatre roundup: Oedipus; Roots; Total Immediate Collective – review by Kate Kellaway

King’s theatre; Church Hill theatre; the Studio, EdinburghEmotion is pared to the bone in Robert Icke’s thrilling new real-time adaptation of Sophocles. Plus, folk tales that leap off th…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:48AM
Sunday, August 4, 2019

Peter Pan review – it’s all over the place, Darling by Kate Kellaway

Troubadour White City, LondonDespite a soaring lead and plenty of ideas, this production doesn’t quite get off the ground Although a new theatre ought to be a cause for celebration, the Tr…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:24AM
Sunday, July 28, 2019

The week in theatre: The Bridges of Madison County; Oklahoma!; Blues in the Night – review by Kate Kellaway

Menier Chocolate Factory, London; Chichester Festival theatre; Kiln, LondonThe Bridges of Madison County musical hits all the right notes in Trevor Nunn’s heartfelt production. Plus, an ir…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:48AM
Sunday, June 16, 2019

The week in theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; While the Sun Shines; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – review by Kate Kellaway

Bridge, London; Orange Tree, Richmond; Theatre Royal BathNicholas Hytner pulls off a dazzling circus trick, and there’s some pleasing drawing-room drama for the less energetic A Midsummer …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:36AM
Saturday, May 4, 2019

The week in theatre: Small Island; Avalanche: A Love Story; The Half God of Rainfall – review by Kate Kellaway

Olivier; Barbican; Kiln, LondonRufus Norris’s epic adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Windrush novel is spectacular, while Maxine Peake excels in a moving portrayal of the trials of IVFSmall Is…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:24AM
Sunday, April 28, 2019

The week in theatre: All My Sons; Ghosts; The Play That Goes Wrong – review by Kate Kellaway

Old Vic, London; Royal and Derngate, Northampton; Duchess theatre, LondonTwo Hollywood actors bring skilful, unstarry performances to All My Sons, Lucy Bailey directs a fine, unstarchy produ…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:59AM
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Maxine Peake: ‘I’m sure people say: don’t hire that big red raving loony’ by Kate Kellaway

The actor on her new role as a woman undergoing IVF, the trouble with being outspoken and why she called her dog CastroMaxine Peake’s roles range from a transgender Hamlet to a sharp lawye…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:00AM
Sunday, March 3, 2019

The week in theatre: Tartuffe; The Son; Equus; As You Like It – review by Kate Kellaway

Lyttelton; Kiln; Theatre Royal Stratford East, London; Royal Shakespeare theatre, Stratford-upon-AvonMolière’s anti-hero is a dodgy Highgate hippy, Florian Zeller dazzles with the latest …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:00AM
Sunday, November 25, 2018

The week in theatre: Macbeth; Pinter Three and Four; Don Quixote; A Small Place – review by Kate Kellaway

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse; Harold Pinter; Garrick; the GateThe domestic drama is especially close to home in the Globe’s Scottish play. Plus, more exceptional Pinter and a joyous West End re…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:48AM
Sunday, November 18, 2018

The week in theatre: Hadestown; The Watsons – review by Kate Kellaway

National Theatre, London; Minerva, Chichester A jazzy-poppy hybrid of Orpheus lacks depth, while an adaptation of Jane Austen’s unfinished novel is an unpredictable treatHadestown begins p…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:42AM
Sunday, October 21, 2018

Wise Children review – Emma Rice’s joyous Angela Carter adaptation by Kate Kellaway

Old Vic, LondonCarter’s riotous novel about a south London theatrical dynasty bursts on to the stage in this life-enhancing showAt the end of a programme essay, Emma Rice wonders what Ange…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:24AM
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The week in theatre: Antony and Cleopatra; Touching the Void; Poet in da Corner – review by Kate Kellaway

Olivier, London; Bristol Old Vic; Royal Court, LondonRalph Fiennes’s Antony grapples with a midlife crisis while Sophie Okonedo’s Cleopatra is the ultimate diva in an outstanding product…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:18AM
Monday, September 17, 2018

Jonathan Pryce: ‘I’d rather be Welsh than English, that’s for sure’ by Kate Kellaway

The award-winning actor on playing a narcissistic writer opposite Glenn Close in The Wife, his Welsh roots, and looking like the popeJonathan Pryce has played Shakespearean heroes (Hamlet, S…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:32AM
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Emma Rice: ‘I don’t know how I got to be so controversial’ by Kate Kellaway

Her stewardship of Shakespeare’s Globe ended in acrimony but a revitalised Emma Rice, now about to launch her own company Wise Children, couldn’t be happier“It was on Shakespeare’s b…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:32AM
Sunday, June 3, 2018

The week in theatre: Translations; Consent; The Biograph Girl by Kate Kellaway

Olivier; Harold Pinter; Finborough, LondonNot understanding speaks volumes in Ian Rickson’s tremendous new production of Brian Friel’s 1980 classic. And Nina Raine’s unflinching Consen…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:42AM
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Laura Linney on making her British stage debut by Kate Kellaway

The US actor tells how a new adaption of Elizabeth Strout’s My Name Is Lucy Barton chimes with our uncertain timesid-morning in Brooklyn, New York and grey clouds are scudding across the s…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:54AM
Friday, May 18, 2018

Hay Fever – review by Kate Kellaway

Noël Coward theatre, LondonGoing to Howard Davies's glorious production of Noël Coward's Hay Fever is like being invited to an irregular house party; the relief is that, unlike the hapless…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:12PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Exit the King review – Alun Armstrong absurdly good in Ionesco’s drama by Kate Kellaway

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal BathAlun Armstrong rules in Ionesco’s absurdist dramaIonesco’s Exit the King was first performed in 1962, and the theatre of the absurd cannot boast any mor…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:33AM

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