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Monday, October 21, 2019

Top five theatre shows to see this week (October 21-28) by Natasha Tripney

Vassa – Almeida Theatre, London Tinuke Craig directs Mike Bartlett’s new adaptation of Maxim Gorky’s play about a family unravelling. A late

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Friday, October 18, 2019

[Blank] review at Donmar Warehouse, London – ‘written with exquisite precision’ by Natasha Tripney

As a text Alice Birch’s [Blank] is a phenomenal thing. The play began as a co-commission between National Theatre Connections and theatre

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

There Are No Beginnings review at Leeds Playhouse – ‘sensitively handled and warmly performed’ by Natasha Tripney

This, to be clear, is not a play about the Yorkshire Ripper. That story has been told often enough, his name is

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Out of Sorts review at Theatre503, London – ‘tender, well-observed and generous’ by Natasha Tripney

As is so often the case with the children of immigrants, Zara presents different versions of herself to the world. There’s the

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (October 14-20) by Natasha Tripney

The Panopticon – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh The National Theatre of Scotland brings Jenni Fagan’s novel about a 15-year-old girl in a young

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads review at Spiegeltent, Chichester – ‘resonant and timely’ by Natasha Tripney

First staged at the National Theatre in 2002, Roy Williams’ dissection of racism and xenophobia feels chillingly timely in Nicole Charles revival,

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Dancer and choreographer Oona Doherty: ‘We show our teeth and gums. The face is part of the movement’ by Natasha Tripney

As her groundbreaking show Hard to Be Soft opens in London after a global tour, choreographer Oona Doherty tells Natasha Tripney how

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The House of Yes review at Hope Theatre, London – ‘wickedly twisted’ by Natasha Tripney

Matthew Parker has a proven way with the strange, as demonstrated in his productions of Lovesong of the Electric Bear and Dennis

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Man in the White Suit review at Wyndham’s Theatre – ‘sparky performances in a laboured staging of the Ealing comedy’ by Natasha Tripney

There are some committed comic performances in this new stage version of 1951 Ealing comedy The Man in the White Suit. But

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Gaslight: the return of the play that defined toxic masculinity by Natasha Tripney

Patrick Hamilton could never have imagined his 1938 drama would give today’s world such a powerful term. A wave of revivals suggests we still have a lot to learn from its insights The term…

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Shukshin’s Stories at Barbican Theatre, London – ‘entertaining and melancholic vignettes’ by Natasha Tripney

Vasily Shukshin was a Russian film-maker and writer whose short stories detailed life in a Siberian village in the Altai region during

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (October 7-13) by Natasha Tripney

Gaslight – Watford Palace Theatre Richard Beecham directs a 21st-century re-imagining of Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 study of psychological abuse, performed by an

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Natasha Tripney: More than wine and ice cream – should theatres be more creative with the interval? by Natasha Tripney

At this year’s BITEF, Belgrade’s festival of international theatre, I found myself watching Sebastijan Horvat’s staging of the Fassbinder’s 1974 film Ali:

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg review at Trafalgar Studios – ‘engaging, but overly polished revival’ by Natasha Tripney

It’s easy to see why the late Peter Nichols’ play was considered ground-breaking in 1967. It confronts, with humour and honesty, the

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (September 30-October 6) by Natasha Tripney

The Watsons – Menier Chocolate Factory, London Samuel West’s production of Laura Wade’s inventive play, based on an unfinished novel by Jane Austen,

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (September 23-29) by Natasha Tripney

On Bear Ridge – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff Rhys Ifans stars in Ed Thomas’ semi-autobiographical play about two people holed up in a remote

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Orestes in Mosul review at National Theatre, Belgrade – ‘bold, audacious theatremaking’ by Natasha Tripney

One of the tenets of artistic director Milo Rau’s manifesto for Belgian theatre NTGent is that at least one production every season

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Lucy Ellinson: ‘Theatre is a pretty unforgiving world for a young female actor’ by Natasha Tripney

As she takes on the title role in a gender-swapped Macbeth, her second time starring in a Shakespeare play and her latest

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Anna Bella Eema review at Arcola Theatre, London – ‘atmospheric Southern Gothic storytelling’ by Natasha Tripney

A stream of Southern Gothic runs slow and hot through Lisa D’Amour’s play, first performed in Texas in 2001. A tang of

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (September 16-23) by Natasha Tripney

Faith, Hope and Charity – National Theatre, London Following Beyond Caring and Love, Alexander Zeldin completes his trilogy of plays about life

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Friday, September 13, 2019

The King of Hell’s Palace review at Hampstead Theatre, London – ‘ambitious, if unsubtle’ by Natasha Tripney

Roxana Silbert begins her artistic directorship of Hampstead Theatre in an adventurous fashion, with the premiere of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s complex, harrowing

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

A Doll’s House review at Lyric Hammersmith, London – ‘a captivating reframing of Ibsen’ by Natasha Tripney

Having moved to the London venue after revitalising the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff, Rachel O’Riordan launches her first season as artistic director

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (September 9-15) by Natasha Tripney

HighTide Festival – Aldeburgh, Suffolk The Suffolk festival of new writing features a line-up including The Stage Edinburgh Awards winners Nigel Barrett

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Hedda Tesman review at Minerva Theatre, Chichester – ‘intriguing but muddled Ibsen update’ by Natasha Tripney

Cordelia Lynn has taken Ibsen’s most famous creation, Hedda Gabler, the bored and volatile young woman stifled by marriage, and re-imagined her

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hansard review at National Theatre, London – ‘well-acted, but heavy-handed’ by Natasha Tripney

It’s 1988. Margaret Thatcher is prime minister and Princess Di is still alive. Tory MP Robin Hesketh (Alex Jennings), educated at Eton

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (September 2-8) by Natasha Tripney

Two Trains Running – Royal and Derngate, Northampton Nancy Medina directs a revival of August Wilson’s play set in a diner in

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Bartholomew Fair review at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London – ‘raucous city comedy’ by Natasha Tripney

Ben Jonson’s 17th-century city comedy Bartholomew Fair is a sprawling play. It’s stuffed with characters and teems with London life; it’s not

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Natasha Tripney: After the Edinburgh 2019 comedown, we should ask – what would a kinder festival look like? by Natasha Tripney

On the last day of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Bryony Kimmings tweeted that the “Edinburgh comedown is real. Be extremely kind

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag review at Wyndham’s Theatre, London – ‘a triumphant return’ by Natasha Tripney

This has the feel of a victory lap. Following two series on the BBC, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag is now a fully-fledged cultural

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Ben Hart: The Nutshell review at Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh – ‘slick, skilful magic show’ by Natasha Tripney

There’s a structural elegance to Ben Hart’s 2018 show The Nutshell. While many magic acts conclude with a routine that satisfyingly ties

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

To Move in Time review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘an absorbing thought experiment’ by Natasha Tripney

Tim Etchells’ new monologue for Forced Entertainment takes the form of a thought experiment about time travel. Created with and for the

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