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REVIEWS

The sturdy star of this time-travelling drama gives a wooden performance. Tanya Ronder’s 2013 play Table centres on the eponymous piece of furniture. It begins...

In the West End, musical theatre is usually performed under a proscenium arch and behind a fourth wall. At Soho Theatre however, Le Gateau...

Quarantine and National Theatre Wales are natural bedfellows, two trailblazers in representing their communities as much as the performing arts sector. Their new collaborative show...

The Big I Am is not an adaptation of Peer Gynt. Rather, it’s a reimagining of Ibsen’s play in which Robert Farquhar takes key...

The second operatic collaboration between composer Tansy Davies and poet Nick Drake focuses on climate change. In a ‘near-future’ world decimated by ecological disaster, an...

Cole Porter’s 1948 musical is one of those shows with backstory and baggage. Supposedly based on wife and husband acting duo Lynn Fontanne and Alfred...

Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick is a high school-set tongue-in-cheek tragicomedy that riffs on Richard III. Discontent with being class secretary, and wanting to rise in...

Comprising numbers from New York songwriter John Bucchino’s extensive back catalogue, It’s Only Life is less a jukebox musical than a mosaic of sophisticated,...

Woyzeck, Georg Büchner’s fragmented, unfinished play about a downtrodden soldier who murders his partner isn’t an immediately obvious choice for a mass community participation...

There’s been a catastrophe. Thousands are dead. But grief hits everyone in different ways. The first production to be staged in Nottingham Playhouse’s Neville Studio...

Chiaroscuro lighting and distressed surfaces set the tone in Geraldine Alexander’s production of The Crucible. It's an atmospheric staging, with the set and costumes, care...

  Coal mining is obviously a subject close to South Yorkshire hearts, but Ray Castleton hasn’t taken the easy option of writing about the miner’s...
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