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REVIEWS

Fans are versatile things. They provide their holders with a way of conveying emotions that cannot be expressed in polite company with words alone....

Martin Blackburn's first two plays, Alright Bitches! and Bitches Ahoy! showed a strong ear for comedy and a keen eye for characterisation. The final instalment...

The painterly title Woman Before a Glass is suggestive of the male gaze. This one-woman play by Lanie Robertson – author of Lady Day...

In this collection of 12 short sketches by Russian playwright Mikhail Durnenkov, we’re left to figure out quite a lot as an audience: the...

Puccini's meltingly beautiful and bracing score for Madama Butterfly has acquired a new bitterness after the last few months of #MeToo revelations. There is...

This year, the Royal Ballet’s Marianela Nunez celebrates two decades with the company, most of them as principal. Here’s a ballerina at the peak...

Glitter balls, sequins and lame jokes. Strictly Come Dancing is now in its 11th year, it has a formula that works and it’s sticking...

Accusing any performance of Brecht’s ferociously didactic Fear and Misery of the Third Reich of lacking subtlety may seem redundant. Yet while his 1938...

Camden People Theatre’s feminist theatre festival Calm Down Dear gets off to a cracking start with Racheal Ofori’s So Many Reasons. It’s a smart...

Harold Pinter’s early play The Birthday Party is a famously murky piece of work, by turns sinister and absurd. Ian Rickson’s production boasts a glorious...

A refreshing take on an under-performed Christopher Marlowe play showcasing young acting talent sounds like a great idea. But it fails to deliver on...

Following an extensive refit of the Landor pub's upper floor, the Landor Space in North Clapham has been created as a multi-purpose conference and...
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