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Monday, April 22, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (April 22-28) by Natasha Tripney

All My Sons – Old Vic, London The year of Arthur Miller continues with this new production starring Bill Pullman and Sally Field as

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Actor Ria Zmitrowicz: ‘Being challenged by the artists I work with – that excites me’ by Natasha Tripney

Having made her name with standout performances in new work, Ria Zmitrowicz is tackling the classics, appearing in Chekhov’s Three Sisters at

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Sweet Charity review starring Anne Marie Duff at Donmar Warehouse, London – ‘an exuberant production’ by Natasha Tripney

With evident glee, Josie Rourke has pulled out all the stops for her final production as artistic director at Covent Garden’s compact

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Three Sisters review at Almeida Theatre, London – ‘some dazzling acting’ by Natasha Tripney

Rebecca Frecknall returns to the Almeida, following her revelatory staging of Tennessee Williams’ unloved play Summer and Smoke. Her take on Chekhov’s

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Sweeney Todd review at Everyman Theatre, Liverpool – ‘an intimate, grounded production’ by Natasha Tripney

Nick Bagnall’s pared-down production makes Stephen Sondheim’s majestic 1979 musical feel like it were made for this age: it is a story,

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (April 11-21) by Natasha Tripney

Three Sisters – Almeida Theatre, London Rebecca Frecknall follows her acclaimed, atmospheric take on Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke with a production of

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Friday, April 12, 2019

A Piece of the Continent review at Tristan Bates Theatre, London – ‘a celebration of European fringe theatre’ by Natasha Tripney

A Piece of the Continent is a new festival designed to showcase the best of European fringe theatre as Britain hurtles –

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West Side Story review at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester – ‘intimate and resonant’ by Natasha Tripney

West Side Story is one of the most radical musicals of all time. Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Laurents’ show was a Hamilton-level

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (April 8-14) by Natasha Tripney

Pah-La – Royal Court, London The Royal Court’s commitment to international work continues with Abhishek Majumdar’s play, developed through the Royal Court international

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (April 1-7) by Natasha Tripney

The Crucible – the Yard, London In a double first for the Yard, Jay Miller directs a production of the classic play starring

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Fiddler on the Roof review at Playhouse Theatre, London – ‘an intimate and resonant revival’ by Natasha Tripney

Transferring to the West End from the Menier Chocolate Factory, Trevor Nunn’s faithful production of Bock, Harnick and Stein’s musical retains its

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Lucy Jane Parkinson: ‘There’s an awakening to things beyond a binary way of life’ by Natasha Tripney

Lucy Jane Parkinson, about to go on tour in Jon Brittain’s comedy Rotterdam, discusses theatre’s role in educating audiences about gender, the increasing prominence

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Wolfie review at Theatre503, London – ‘a fizzy, vivid debut play’ by Natasha Tripney

Ross Willis’ debut play takes the form of a weird, wild ride, a verbal helter-skelter. Twin girls burst into the world, eloquent

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Natasha Tripney: The Color Purple producers must learn from this debacle and make something celebratory with the LGBT community by Natasha Tripney

Now that Seyi Omooba is no longer part of the Leicester Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome’s production of The Color Purple, I suspect

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (March 25-31) by Natasha Tripney

Wolfie – Theatre503, London Sophie Melville and Erin Doherty are actors who elevate everything they’re in. This bodes well for Lisa Spirling’s production of

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Local Hero review at Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘charming musical version of much-loved film’ by Natasha Tripney

Bill Forsyth’s 1983 film about a US oil exec who comes to Scotland and falls for the place and its people is

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Taming of the Shrew review at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon – ‘inventive gender-flipped production’ by Natasha Tripney

It’s a woman’s world in Justin Audibert’s take on The Taming of the Shrew. He’s taken one of Shakespeare’s ugliest plays and

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Anna X review at the Vaults, London – ‘assured, ambitious storytelling’ by Natasha Tripney

Inspired by the story of Anna Delvey, the socialite-scam artist who conned hundreds of thousands of dollars out of people because they

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Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (March 18-24) by Natasha Tripney

The Taming of the Shrew – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon In the second production this month to gender-flip this most problematic of Shakespeare’s

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Betrayal starring Tom Hiddleston review at Harold Pinter Theatre, London – ‘stylish, intimate and superbly performed’ by Natasha Tripney

Harold Pinter’s Betrayal is a play that’s easier to admire than to love. Structurally, it’s masterful, charting the emotional fallout from a

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Emilia’s Charity Wakefield: ‘We’re going Marie Kondo on the transfer: Don’t love it? Let it go’ by Natasha Tripney

The all-female cast, crew and creative team of Emilia briefly dethroned William Shakespeare from his home at the Globe last year. Charity

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Director Justin Audibert ‘The Unicorn’s audience is so honest: if it’s no good they tell you’ by Natasha Tripney

Before his first season as artistic director of the Unicorn Theatre opens, Justin Audibert is directing a gender-swapped version of The Taming

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (March 11-17) by Natasha Tripney

God of Chaos – Theatre Royal Plymouth Phil Porter returns to the Theatre Royal Plymouth following 2016’s The Man With the Hammer, with

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (March 4-10) by Natasha Tripney

Inside Bitch – Royal Court, London Conceived by Deborah Pearson and Stacey Gregg, this Clean Break co-production is a devised ensemble performance created

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Grand Expedition review at a secret location in London – ‘a global gastronomic adventure’ by Natasha Tripney

A large part of the appeal of Gingerline’s immersive dining experiences is secrecy. Not knowing what you’re getting and where you’re going

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (February 25-March 3) by Natasha Tripney

The Trick – Bush Theatre, London Nine Night director Roy Alexander Weise helms an intriguing new play by Eve Leigh that interweaves themes of

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'Women are the powerbrokers': gender-flipping Shakespeare's Shrew by Natasha Tripney

Two new takes on The Taming of the Shrew radically alter the dynamic by setting the play in a matriarchal society The first time Jo Clifford was asked to adapt The Taming of the Shrew, she h…

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Only Fools and Horses the Musical review at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London – ‘affectionate, but flimsy’ by Natasha Tripney

Running for seven series in the 1980s and early 1990s (not to mention numerous Christmas specials), John Sullivan’s sitcom can reasonably lay claim

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Counting Sheep review at the Vaults, London – ‘propulsive and kinetic’ by Natasha Tripney

Counting Sheep, an immersive show about the 2014 Ukrainian revolution, is the headline production at this year’s Vault Festival. Its changed shape

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (February 18-24) by Natasha Tripney

Come from Away – Phoenix Theatre, London Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s “daring and original” new musical based on a heartwarming true story

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Bottled review at the Vaults, London – ‘promising, powerful new writing’ by Natasha Tripney

Hayley Wareham’s debut play Bottled initially comes across as a familiar coming of age story. Katie is about to turn 15 and is

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