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REVIEWS

The Other Room's latest season kicks off with a stripped-back, one-woman play that is both funny and unsettling. Lily (Lauren O'Leary) is 27 years...

Albert Camus' seminal 1942 existentialist novel The Outsider (L'Etranger) has been given the first major UK stage adaptation by Man Booker Prize-winning Ben Okri. It's...

There are billowing waves of nostalgia in Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s new play Dishoom!. Not just for the 1970s, playfully recreated in Neil Irish’s ambitious...

Opening with a bone-rattling blast of Black Sabbath, it’s clear from the outset that the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new adaptation of Moliere’s savage satire...

You may have heard the story. In one of mountaineering's most audacious survival tales, Joe Simpson, climbing Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes with...

To use only simple elements was Jean Cocteau’s aim for La Voix Humaine. "Not to rely too heavily on the production to create his...

Director Wils Wilson ventures into the parts of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night that most productions leave alone, cutting few, if any, lines in her exuberant,...

Steel is what defines Sheffield as a city, but it’s also a city identified by left-wing politics – it was once known, after all,...

Under director Kully Thiarai, National Theatre Wales is sharpening its resolve to be a people’s theatre. Tide Whisperer, a new site-specific work by Louise...

Thanks to its gargantuan forces – with more than 60 named roles and a vast chorus reflecting its epic novel forbear – Prokofiev’s War...

This is kind of cool. Over nine days of watery September sunshine, Dorset’s Inside Out Festival offers a varied roster of arts events, all...

In 1954, 17-year-old Geoffrey Patrick Williamson, questioned by police officers while on a train home from Exeter to Bristol, gave the names of men...
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