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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp review: Caryl Churchill play is haunting and audacious by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Churchill's approach has her distinctively inspired stamp in its almost laconic outrageousness

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Could Caryl Churchill's new play be the first to do justice to the Weinstein scandal? by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Attempts to give theatrical space to the #MeToo movement have not been encouraging, writes Paul Taylor. Could 'Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.' be the answer?

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Doctor, Almeida Theatre review: Juliet Stevenson is magnificent in provocative, wonderfully upsetting production by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

As his leaving present to the Almeida, Robert Icke brilliantly re-imagines Arthur Schnitzler's Professor Pernhardi

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

8 Hotels, Minerva Theatre review: Elegantly provocative and alive with wiry delicacy by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

In an era of virulently born-again 'white supremacy' in the US, we have Nicholas Wright to thank for coming to the topic of Othello, show business, and race anew

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Bridges of Madison County, Menier Chocolate Factory review: A note-perfect Jenna Russell gives a genius performance by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Jason Robert Brown's musical take on this beloved story is beautifully orchestrated and occasionally sublime

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Night of the Iguana, Noel Coward Theatre review: A brave, magnificently modulated revival by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Starring Clive Owen and directed by James Macdonald, this is a brilliant reminder of what an extraordinary feat Tennesse Williams pulled off here

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Peter Gynt, National Theatre review: A mighty achievement – but with strings attached by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

James McArdle is dazzling in this laugh-out-loud, feel-bad production of Henrik Ibsen's 1867 play

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

The End of History, The Royal Court review: Lesley Sharp is painfully funny in this clever, intriguing production by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Moving through three decidedly awkward family dinners over the course of three decades, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany's new play is both satire and celebration

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A Midsummer Night's Dream review: Nicholas Hytner's take on the Bard comedy is another mould-breaker by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This production, which reunites the team responsible for last year's smash hit 'Julius Caesar', stars Gwendoline Christie from 'Game of Thrones' as Titania

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Starry Messenger, Wyndham's Theatre, review: Matthew Broderick excels in Kenneth Lonergan's play by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The actors play characters that range from laugh-out-loud funny to twisty, wrong-footing ambivalence

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Maggie Smith: A career of outstanding performances, from Othello to Downton Abbey by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

It has been 12 years since the dame last appeared on stage – but now she's back with 'A German Life', a one-woman play about Goebbels secretary Brunhilde Pomsel. Paul Taylor charts the act…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Top Girls review, Lyttelton: 'A work of genius that will never date' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Both Caryl Churchill's classic and Ibsen's 'A Doll's House' woke their audiences up to the necessity of a feminist movement and also to the pain inescapable from progress

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

From Joni Mitchell to James Taylor: How singing voices can get better with age by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Recent theatre productions starring mature singers have inspired theatre critic Paul Taylor to pay tribute to the nuances and joys – rather than fear – to be found in ageing voices

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Thursday, March 21, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Betrayal review: Tom Hiddleston excels in a brilliant performance by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Jamie Lloyd directs an exceptionally thoughtful and searching revival of this time-reverse play

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

From Harold Pinter's Betrayal to Christopher Nolan's Memento: why create art that goes backwards? by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

As 'Betrayal' returns to the stage, starring Tom Hiddleston, Paul Taylor looks at the vast body of art in which people are shown living their lives backwards – to arresting and revealing e…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Waitress, Adelphi Theatre, review: 'This show is the real deal' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This is both a romcom set in the workplace and a feminist drama

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Come from Away, Phoenix Theatre, review: Drama thrives on conflict and this musical about 9/11 has very little of that by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

It would be impossible to imagine a more complete antidote to Neil LaBute's 2002 play 'The Mercy Seat' than this warm musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

All About Eve, Noel Coward Theatre, review: Gillian Anderson is arresting in emphatically successful update of classic film by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The supporting cast are hit-and-miss, but Anderson and Lily James deliver strong performances in production of Joseph Mankiewicz's 1950 masterpiece

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Pinter 7, Harold Pinter Theatre, London review: This season will be much missed by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

It's hard to credit the profusion of top talent that has been involved in this project over the past six months

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second review, Almeida, London: A fresh and challenging evening by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Simon Russell Beale proves himself our foremost Shakespearean actor

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

True West, Vaudeville Theatre, review: An engaging dose of visceral elation by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

While Harington impresses, it's Johnny Flynn whose comic perfection elevates this wonderfully warped production

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Pinter Three and Four, review: 'Surprisingly joyous. I can't wait for the next batch of shows' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Jamie Lloyd's six month season celebrating the complete corpus of Pinter's short plays continues

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

White Teeth, Kiln Theatre, London, review: The first ever stage adaptation of Zadie Smith's novel by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

You can't help but raise a cheer for Smith and for this lively, light-footed take on her work

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

'Ear for eye', Royal Court, review: An impassioned play about stalled progress by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

debbie tucker green's piece gives us snapshots of African American and black British experience at a time of deep frustration with the racist forces at the top

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A Very Very Very Dark Matter review, Bridge Theatre, London: Martin McDonagh play lacks intellectual nuance by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

From the man who wrote and directed 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' comes this determinedly dark and twisted fable that fails to live up to expectations

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

David Hare's 'I'm Not Running', National Theatre, Lyttelton review: An absorbing, flawed evening by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Play starring Sian Brooke and Alex Hassell is a bemusing work that seems to be operating in a kind of vacuum or alternative past

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Antony & Cleopatra, Olivier, National Theatre review: Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo offer blazing star power by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Simon Godwin's production of the Shakespearian tragedy proves to be an astute and moving work

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Heathers, Theatre Royal, Haymarket, review: Packed with talent, but is this jollied-up version sufficiently unsettling? by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Part of the appeal of the cult 1989 movie is how it traces a fine line between satire and bad taste as it tackles peer pressure, bullying, body image, teen suicide and mass school shootings

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