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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Citysong review at Soho Theatre, London – ‘poignant, lyrical and gorgeously written’ by Natasha Tripney

Time, and its passing, loom large in Dylan Coburn Gray’s Verity Bargate award-winning ‘play for voices.’ It zooms in on one Dublin

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (June 17-23) by Natasha Tripney

Strange Fruit – Bush Theatre, London Nancy Medina directs a revival of Caryl Phillips’ powerful 1981 debut play as part of the

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Plenty review at Chichester Festival Theatre – ‘engaging, if chilly revival’ by Natasha Tripney

The title of David Hare’s 1978 play has never felt more ironic. Visible signs of the impact of austerity can be seen

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Playwright Dylan Coburn Gray: ‘Poetry is stillness, drama is rupture’ by Natasha Tripney

Citysong, Dylan Coburn Gray’s Verity Bargate award-winning play, is coming to Soho Theatre. Natasha Tripney talks to the playwright about his inspirations,

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Pope review at Royal and Derngate, Northampton – ‘compellingly performed character study’ by Natasha Tripney

When Pope Benedict XVI resigned in 2013, he was the first pope to do so in over 700 years. Screenwriter and novelist

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A Midsummer Night’s Dream review at the Bridge Theatre, London – ‘circus thrills and muted magic’ by Natasha Tripney

Nicholas Hytner’s promenade production of Julius Caesar, staged at the Bridge Theatre early last year, put the audience at its heart. Those

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (June 10-16) by Natasha Tripney

One Night in Miami – Nottingham Playhouse Kemp Powers’ play about a pivotal night in the life of Muhammad Ali, spent in

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Friday, June 7, 2019

The Knight of the Burning Pestle review at Barbican Theatre, London – ‘metatheatrical playfulness’ by Natasha Tripney

A group of stylish actors, immaculately clad in black, glide around a stark stage. Declan Donnellan’s updated take on Francis Beaumont’s 1607

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Hobson’s Choice review at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester – ‘buoyant and enjoyable’ by Natasha Tripney

In 2003, the Young Vic staged Tanika Gupta’s Salford update of Harold Brighouse’s robust play – originally written in 1915, and set

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Armadillo review at Yard Theatre, London – ‘appealingly strange play about gun love’ by Natasha Tripney

When Sam (Michelle Fox) was 13 she was kidnapped. Salvation took the shape of a man with a gun. As an adult

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (June 3-9) by Natasha Tripney

Armadillo – the Yard, London American playwright Sarah Kosar wrote the distinctive Mumburger – a skewed study of the ways in which

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Rutherford and Son review at National Theatre, London – ‘Strongly performed, occasionally melodramatic revival’ by Natasha Tripney

Rutherford, the domineering patriarch in Githa Sowerby’s 1912 play, is a man for whom the family business is everything. He has sweated

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Michelle Terry: ‘This job has taught me that democracy is really hard’ by Natasha Tripney

Shakespeare’s Globe artistic director Michelle Terry tells Natasha Tripney about taking over from Emma Rice during a period of trauma for the

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (May 27-June 2) by Natasha Tripney

Rutherford and Son – National Theatre, London Roger Allam takes the title role of the domineering patriarch in Polly Findlay’s production of Githa

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week ( May 20-26) by Natasha Tripney

The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil – Eden Court, Inverness A new National Theatre of Scotland tour of this

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Dinner Is Coming review at Vaults, London – ‘an entertaining Game of Thrones dining experience’ by Natasha Tripney

In an increasingly crowded field, this immersive dining experience-slash-cheeky cash-in created by Ami Stidolph and Sam Carrack, and based on the dizzyingly

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Orpheus Descending review at Menier Chocolate Factory, London – ‘intriguing but flawed’ by Natasha Tripney

Tennessee Williams’ 1957 play is an intriguing cocktail of the mythic and gothic, laced with racial ugliness. It is a reworking of

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wild Longings review at Plantation Gardens, Norwich – ‘well-intentioned but rambling outdoor performance’ by Natasha Tripney

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival has a good track record when it comes to staging creative, location-responsive outdoor work. This well-intentioned but

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

News News News review at Norwich Playhouse – ‘a child’s-eye view of the news’ by Natasha Tripney

“Your news is bad news,” proclaim a group of primary school children. They’re fed up with grown-up news – it’s boring, depressing

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (May 13-19) by Natasha Tripney

Lose Yourself – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff The new play by Katherine Chandler, the Sherman Theatre’s playwright in residence, is about one day

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Henry V review at Shakespeare’s Globe, London – ‘Sarah Amankwah is majestic’ by Natasha Tripney

One of the pillars of Michelle Terry’s second summer season at Shakespeare’s Globe is the play most closely intertwined with ideas of

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Henry IV Part II review at Shakespeare’s Globe, London – ‘meandering and lacking in pathos’ by Natasha Tripney

Sequels rarely live up to the originals and, unfortunately, that’s the case with the second production in Michelle Terry’s 2019 summer season

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Henry IV Part I review at Shakespeare’s Globe, London – ‘Michelle Terry is a vivid, wonderful Hotspur’ by Natasha Tripney

Michelle Terry kicks off her second summer season as artistic director at Shakespeare’s Globe with a continuation of the history cycle that

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Death of a Salesman review at Young Vic, London – ‘revelatory reframing of Arthur Miller’s play’ by Natasha Tripney

London is brimming with Arthur Miller at the moment. From the Old Vic to the Yard in Hackney, his plays are everywhere.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Memory of Water review at Nottingham Playhouse – ‘an affecting revival by Natasha Tripney

Though Vi is dead, she’s still a presence in Shelagh Stephenson’s 1996 play – and in the lives of her three daughters,

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Top five theatre shows to see this week (May 6-May 12) by Natasha Tripney

The Memory of Water – Nottingham Playhouse Katy Stephens stars in a revival of Shelagh Stephenson’s play about three estranged sisters who

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Top 5 theatres shows to see this week (May 2) by Natasha Tripney

The Memory of Water – Nottingham Playhouse Katy Stephens stars in a revival of Shelagh Stephenson’s play about three estranged sisters who return

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Jude review at Hampstead Theatre, London – ‘awkward and misjudged’ by Natasha Tripney

Edward Hall’s final production as artistic director of Hampstead Theatre is of Howard Brenton’s wonky rewiring of Thomas Hardy’s bleak final novel

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Rosmersholm review at Duke of York’s Theatre, London – ‘Hayley Atwell is superb’ by Natasha Tripney

Written in 1886, Ibsen’s Rosmersholm is a play of upheaval and change. The house of the Rosmer family becomes the site of

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Out of Water review at Orange Tree Theatre, London – ‘gently uplifting’ by Natasha Tripney

Zoe Cooper’s new play is one of gentle waves. Claire (Lucy Briggs-Owen) has moved from London to South Shields with her police

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (April 29-May 5) by Natasha Tripney

The Half God of Rainfall – Kiln Theatre, London The new play by Inua Ellams, writer of the majestic Barber Shop Chronicles, is

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