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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

‘Great writing, beautifully performed’: AN ADVENTURE – Bush Theatre by Rachel Williams

An Adventure is a really lovely thing. Great writing, beautifully performed, artfully directed and an excuse to bop around to Brimful of Asha in the interval. Who needs more?

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Friday, September 21, 2018

‘One of the best shows I’ve seen this year’: SYLVIA – The Old Vic by Rachel Williams

Sylvia is one of the best shows I’ve seen this year. So therefore what follows isn’t a review, not really (I’m not going to tell you what the very evident issues were, for a start). It…

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

‘A supremely powerful piece’: DUST – Trafalgar Studios by Rachel Williams

Dust was very much worth the wait for me. It’s a supremely powerful piece, undoubtedly not an easy watch but a necessary one nonetheless.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

‘Probably the best piece of theatre I’ve ever seen’: THE JUNGLE – West End by Rachel Williams

I know I say ‘you should see this’ about quite a lot of shows. But honestly, you need to see The Jungle. You just need to. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry and it will make y…

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

‘Great writing, clever production, brilliantly acted’: IMPERIUM – West End by Rachel Williams

I thoroughly enjoyed the RSC’s Imperium. Great writing, clever production, brilliantly acted. Overall, a great day out in Ancient Rome.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

‘Funny, engaging & unexpectedly tense’: PRESSURE – West End by Rachel Williams

However implausible its set up may be, I really enjoyed Pressure. It’s so much more engaging and fun and gripping than it has any right to be and is a case study in just really superb acti…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

‘Weirdly unfunny for something billed as a comedy’: EXIT THE KING – National Theatre by Rachel Williams

Adapted from Eugene Ionesco’s French absurdist comedy by Patrick Marber (who also directs), Exit the King, in a nutshell, tells the story of the death of the titular King, who’s told he …

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

‘I’ve not had such a viscerally angry reaction to a play for a very long time’: ALLELUJAH! – Bridge Theatre by Rachel Williams

I don’t use the word ‘hate’ often in this blog, because let’s be real I never truly hate being in a theatre, but I came very close to hating Allelujah! I’ve not had such a visceral…

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

‘I would happily have sat through it twice’: FUN HOME – Young Vic Theatre by Rachel Williams

Fun Home is a great show: touching, unique and deeply humane in a way that feels so needed at the moment. I just wish it had been longer.

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‘I was in no way emotionally prepared for what was to come’: A MONSTER CALLS – Old Vic Theatre by Rachel Williams

You know those ‘if you’ve been affected by the issues in this programme...’ messages you get sometimes after particularly traumatic documentaries and/or episodes of Hollyoaks? Have you…

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

‘Gripping, funny, tender, superbly well observed, immaculately researched’: THE LEHMAN TRILOGY – National Theatre by Rachel Williams

The financial crash of 2008 has much to answer for, I think. Top of the list? Brexit and President Trump. One thing it has yet to really produce though, for my money (pun intended), is any r…

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Apollo theatre collapse: 'I thought the clattering noise was part of the play' by Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams was inside the London theatre watching The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time when 'chaos erupted'It was meant to be an early Christmas treat; a family trip to the…

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