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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Lockdown one year on: Hiran Abeysekera on how Covid nixed his West End debut by Killian Fox

The Sri Lankan actor, who had wowed audiences in Sheffield in Life of Pi, was poised for West End fame when theatres shut up shop. He reflects on a career interrupted See all our coronavirus…

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

On my radar: Indira Varma's cultural highlights by Killian Fox

The actor on Tove Jansson’s adult fiction, eclectic French radio and Gordon Parks’s groundbreaking photography Indira Varma grew up in Bath and graduated from Rada in 1995. Perhaps best …

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

On my radar: Rafe Spall’s cultural highlights by Killian Fox

The actor on the resilience of Lemn Sissay, Amy Schumer’s sidesplitting comedy and a fish stew to die for Rafe Spall was born in Camberwell, south London, in March 1983. He joined the Nati…

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

All change! Meet the new artistic directors shaking up British theatre by Susannah Clapp, With Interviews By Killian Fox and Lisa O'Kelly

Our critic reflects on the exciting developments sweeping our stages and below, some of the top new recruits share their stories and ways of working British theatre is in the process of a ma…

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

From Misty to Miller… how Arinzé Kene is reshaping theatre by Killian Fox

His hit 2018 play riffed on black identity and saw the actor and writer hailed as one of British theatre’s most exciting voices. Now he’s starring in a bold new version of Death of a Sal…

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Playwright Anna Jordan: ‘The way that I work is weirdly chaotic and feverish’ by Killian Fox

The English dramatist on juggling pregnancy with the opening of two new plays, the joys of YouTube, and how Only Fools and Horses helped her to find loveBorn in west London to actor parents,…

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Mark Thomas: ‘You try to find some positives. House prices are going down!' by Killian Fox

The standup comedian and activist talks about finding humour in unlikely places, such as the NHS… and BrexitMark Thomas is a comedian and activist from south London whose work has tackled …

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Polly Findlay: ‘It’s a thrilling time to be working in theatre’ by Killian Fox

The director on staging The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, why she’s not on social media, and her next ‘project’Born in 1982, Polly Findlay grew up in Wandsworth, south London, and worked …

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Rory Kinnear: ‘My singing voice has lain dormant for 20 years’ by Killian Fox

The actor on getting his voice in shape for The Threepenny Opera, growing up with showbiz parents, and his almost-career as a goalkeeper…You’re playing Macheath in a new production of Th…

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

On my radar: Katie Mitchell’s cultural highlights by Killian Fox

The theatre director on Tacita Dean, Happy Valley, Caryl Churchill’s Escaped Alone, Penelope Fitzgerald and a remarkable documentaryKatie Mitchell was born in 1964 and raised in Berkshire.…

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

On my radar: Daniel Mays’s cultural highlights by Killian Fox

The actor on Harold Pinter, a great Marlon Brando documentary, a Peter Ackroyd murder mystery and Shane Meadows’s This Is England sagaDaniel Mays, 37, grew up in Epping, Essex, and trained…

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

The place that inspires me: artist reveal their secret getaways by Interviews By Killian Fox, Corinne Jones and Joanne O'Connor

Whether it’s the roots of home or a wild escape from the rat race, most creative types have a place that unlocks their imaginative flow. We asked writers, musicians, artists and directors …

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Losing it: dementia on film, stage and page by Interviews By Kathryn Bromwich and Killian Fox

Author Emma Healey, playwright Florian Zeller and other artists talk about how dementia has informed their workWords fail us: dementia and the arts About six members of my family have had so…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Maxine Peake: 'Nobody's impressed back home. I love that' by Killian Fox

Shameless and Red Riding star Maxine Peake is known for taking on tough roles, but her latest is 'real acting athletics'

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Puffball review intriguing, unsettling and joyful by Killian Fox

Artist Mark Storor brings messy tales of adolescent sexuality to CircusFest at London's RoundhouseA lot of cleaning up is required during Puffball, an intriguing, unsettling, ultimately joyf…

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Handbagged – review by Killian Fox

Tricycle, LondonMoira Buffini speculates gleefully on what took place between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher at those weekly teasThroughout her 11 years in office, Margaret Thatcher sat dow…

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Ashley Jensen: 'I was on that little conveyor belt' by Killian Fox

The Extras and Ugly Betty star on why she swapped the Hollywood life for Sir Trevor Nunn and the West EndIt's hard to imagine a less glamorous interview location than the little room where I…

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Crow – review by Killian Fox

The Borough Hall at Greenwich Dance, Greenwich, LondonThe first incarnation of a crow in this adaptation of Ted Hughes's important 1970 book of poetry is a gasping little wretch of a bird, b…

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Young Palestinians act out their struggle on another stage by Killian Fox

A year ago the Israeli-born director of a tiny theatre in a West Bank refugee camp was gunned down. Now young Palestinians are fighting to save the place where they can voice their anger, fr…

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pentecost – review by Killian Fox

St Leonard's Church, LondonDavid Edgar's award-winning 1994 play tries to fit a lot under one roof. It's not merely an art-historical detective story: Pentecost is also a hostage thriller an…

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Lady from the Sea – review by Killian Fox

Rose theatre, KingstonSo much is established so quickly in Ibsen's 1888 play about free will, female dependence and the ghosts of the past that it takes a particularly strong cast to shoulde…

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Devil and Mister Punch – review by Killian Fox

Barbican, LondonOne murder, according to the puppet-master Mr Harvey in this gleefully nasty piece of work from Improbable, is committed every 1.56 seconds. To help us understand this ghastl…

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

This much I know: Justin Lee Collins by Killian Fox

The actor and presenter, aged 37, on celebrity, sex and psoriasisTo me there's no such thing as a guilty pleasure. For some reason I have to feel guilty about liking Def Leppard or Bon Jovi.…

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Broken Glass – review by Killian Fox

Vaudeville, LondonIt's 1938, and in Germany the Nazis are stepping up the persecution of the Jews. Halfway around the world, in Brooklyn, a Jewish woman, deeply affected by images from Krist…

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Wild Bride – review by Killian Fox

Lyric, LondonA deal struck with the devil rarely has happy consequences, and in this richly entertaining new show from Emma Rice's Kneehigh company the price is a pair of pretty young hands,…

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

truth and reconciliation | review by Killian Fox

Royal Court, London SW1What happens when aggressors in conflict situations come face-to-face with the relatives of their victims? This is the question posed in this short new play written an…

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Samantha Womack: 'The grittier elements in South Pacific often get lost' by Killian Fox

The actor talks about life after EastEnders and her luck at landing the lead in South PacificSamantha Womack, née Janus, got her break at 19, representing the UK in the 1991 Eurovision Song…

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tactical Questioning – review by Killian Fox

Tricycle, LondonThe public inquiry into the death of Baha Mousa, the Iraqi hotel receptionist who died after 36 hours in British army custody in 2003, won't have its findings published until…

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Penelope Skinner: 'I want to be a waitress in an American diner' by Killian Fox

The award-winning playwright takes a funny route to the serious stuffWhen Penelope Skinner wrote her first play, in 2008, for the Old Red Lion theatre in north London, she had trouble coming…

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ruth Wilson: 'I'm drawn to damaged characters' by Killian Fox

The Olivier winner is back on stage as a prostitute in Anna Christie, and on-screen in Luther as a psychotic scientist. No wonder Mum and Dad are asking for a comedy role nextBefore Ruth Wil…

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Maxine Peake: 'Nobody's impressed back home. I love that' by Killian Fox

Shameless and Red Riding star Maxine Peake is known for taking on tough roles, but her latest is 'real acting athletics'The last time Maxine Peake performed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse i…

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Sep 14, 2021: BROADWAY REOPENS
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre