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Sunday, August 27, 2023

The week in theatre: A Mirror; Next to Normal – review by Susannah Clapp

Almeida; Donmar Warehouse, LondonSam Holcroft’s unsettling new play about censorship features a menacing performance from Jonny Lee Miller, while a musical drama exploring bipolar disorder…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:33AM
Sunday, August 20, 2023

The week in theatre: The Effect; Makeshifts and Realities – reviews by Susannah Clapp

Lyttelton, London; Finborough, LondonJamie Lloyd galvanises Lucy Prebble’s drama about two patients who on a drug trial, while a trilogy of pre-first world war playlets captures a forgotte…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:07AM
Sunday, August 13, 2023

The rise of actor Patsy Ferran: ‘I’m a bit of a duck: calm on the surface…’ by Susannah Clapp

She cancelled her honeymoon to star in A Streetcar Named Desire with four days’ notice – then won the 2023 Critics’ Circle best actress award. She talks to the Observer’s theatre cri…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:55AM

The week in theatre: Thrown; Dusk; Food review – plenty of fervent grappling with big ideas by Susannah Clapp

Traverse; Lyceum; Studio, EdinburghNat McCleary’s new play gets to grips with Scottish identity; a French-language take on Lars von Trier glides between stage and screen; and dinner is ser…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:55AM
Sunday, August 6, 2023

The week in theatre: Rock Follies; The Crown Jewels – review by Susannah Clapp

Minerva, Chichester; Garrick, LondonThe wit and sharpness of the 70s TV series about a pioneering all-female band is partially captured in a spirited stage adaptation. As for Simon Nye’s n…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:49AM
Sunday, July 30, 2023

The week in theatre: Alter; Word-Play; Ride – review by Susannah Clapp

Secret location, Milton Keynes; Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court; Southwark Playhouse Elephant, London Catalan company Kamchàtka create an enticing piece of site-specific theatre in th…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:13AM
Sunday, July 9, 2023

Manchester international festival theatre roundup – carnival, canals and the Milky Way by Susannah Clapp

Home; Versa Manchester Studios; Royal Exchange, ManchesterThe rigidity of othering is blown away, along with Asian stereotypes. Plus, a mixed reality celebration of Ryuichi Sakamoto and a wa…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:19AM
Sunday, July 2, 2023

The week in theatre: As You Like It; Tambo & Bones; Stumped – review by Susannah Clapp

Royal Shakespeare theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; Theatre Royal Stratford East; Hampstead theatre, London Seasoned actors turn Shakespeare’s romcom on its head in an enchanted RSC production…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:19AM
Sunday, June 25, 2023

The week in theatre: Dear England; The Pillowman; The Third Man – review by Susannah Clapp

Olivier theatre; Duke of York’s theatre; Menier Chocolate Factory, LondonJoseph Fiennes scores as Gareth Southgate in a rousing football drama; Lily Allen glimmers in a low-voltage Martin …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:37AM
Sunday, June 18, 2023

In memory of Glenda Jackson: ‘She touched something central about what it means to be alive’ by Susannah Clapp and Chris Bryant

Two people who watched the actor and Labour politician closely remember her desire to get to the truth that made her so powerful on stage, screen and in parliament I thought I had seen Glen…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:25AM

The week in theatre: Romeo and Juliet; When Winston Went to War With the Wireless; Groundhog Day – review by Susannah Clapp

Almeida; Donmar Warehouse; Old Vic, London Danger stalks the radiant lovers in Rebecca Frecknall’s tumultuous, twilit Romeo and Juliet; a 1920s battle for the soul of BBC radio couldn’t …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:25AM
Sunday, June 11, 2023

The week in theatre: Patriots; All of It; Yours Unfaithfully – review by Susannah Clapp

Noël Coward; Royal Court; Jermyn Street, LondonPeter Morgan’s oligarch drama transfers to the West End with added historical weight; Kate O’Flynn evokes the mastery of Billie Whitelaw; …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:33AM
Sunday, May 28, 2023

The week in theatre: The Second Woman; Brokeback Mountain; Once on This Island – review by Susannah Clapp

Young Vic; @sohoplace; Regent’s Park Open Air theatre, LondonRuth Wilson mesmerises in a 24-hour breakup with 100 different actors; tender moments illuminate a faithful yet distanced adapt…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:06AM
Sunday, May 21, 2023

The week in theatre: Operation Mincemeat; 4000 Miles; The Circle – review by Susannah Clapp

Fortune, London; Minerva, Chichester; Orange Tree, RichmondSplitLip honour as well as spoof with their all-conquering espionage musical. Elsewhere, Eileen Atkins at her most subtle, and a ne…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:48AM
Sunday, May 14, 2023

The week in theatre: August in England; Blue Now; The Vortex – review by Susannah Clapp

Bush theatre, London; Theatre Royal Brighton; Chichester Festival theatreIn his powerful debut play, Lenny Henry draws his audience deep into the life – and its shattering – of a Windrus…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:02AM
Sunday, May 7, 2023

The week in theatre: The Motive and the Cue; A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction; Jules et Jim; Supernova – review by Susannah Clapp

Lyttelton; Barbican; Jermyn Street; Omnibus, LondonSam Mendes reignites Gielgud and Burton’s Broadway Hamlet; a climate crisis play is powered by bikes and eco-shaming; Timberlake Wertenba…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:24AM
Sunday, April 30, 2023

The week in theatre: Retrograde; The Secret Life of Bees; Dixon and Daughters – review by Susannah Clapp

Kiln; Almeida; Dorfman, LondonIn his quickfire new McCarthy-era play, For Black Boys… creator Ryan Calais Cameron speaks his mind; a civil rights musical buzzes with potential; and Deborah…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:12AM
Sunday, April 23, 2023

The week in theatre: Dancing at Lughnasa; Private Lives – review by Susannah Clapp

Olivier theatre; Donmar Warehouse, LondonBrian Friel’s thoughtful 1930s drama remains absorbing, while Noel Coward’s classic has fine cigarette work but fails to ignite This is a product…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:24AM
Sunday, April 16, 2023

The week in theatre: Hamnet; You Bury Me; Pussycat in Memory of Darkness – review by Susannah Clapp

Swan theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; Orange Tree; Finborough, LondonShakespeare’s wife moves centre stage in Lolita Chakrabarti’s pivotal adaptation of Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet, while…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:54AM
Sunday, April 9, 2023

The week in theatre: A Little Life; Sea Creatures – review by Susannah Clapp

Harold Pinter; Hampstead, LondonJames Norton elevates Ivo van Hove’s knotty adaptation of Hanya Yanagihara’s bestseller. And to the sea as Cordelia Lynn’s breezy new play sets a family…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:54AM
Sunday, March 26, 2023

The week in theatre: Debate, Black Superhero, Further than the Furthest Thing – review by Susannah Clapp

Stone Nest; Royal Court; Young Vic, all London An intimate venue brings Baldwin and Buckley’s clash back to life; Danny Lee Wynter falls foul of a caped crusader (and too much exposition);…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:30AM
Sunday, March 5, 2023

The week in theatre: Women, Beware the Devil; Romeo and Julie; Shirley Valentine – review by Susannah Clapp

Almeida; Dorfman; Duke of York’s, LondonDirector Rupert Goold and co have a field day with Lulu Raczka’s elusive new Jacobean folk horror; star-crossed Cardiff teenagers snare hearts and…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:30AM
Sunday, February 26, 2023

The week in theatre: Grenfell: System Failure; Medea; Trouble in Butetown – review by Susannah Clapp

Playground; @sohoplace; Donmar Warehouse, LondonRichard Norton-Taylor and Nicolas Kent’s second Grenfell drama is a shocking dissection of negligence; Sophie Okonedo breathes fire as Medea…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:30AM
Sunday, February 19, 2023

The week in theatre: Phaedra; Sylvia; Standing at the Sky’s Edge – review by Susannah Clapp

Lyttelton; Old Vic; Olivier, LondonJanet McTeer is mighty in Simon Stone’s electric remaking of myth; dance, not speech, powers Kate Prince’s suffragette musical; and Richard Hawley’s …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:30AM
Sunday, February 12, 2023

The week in theatre: The Tempest; Linck & Mülhahn; The Lehman Trilogy – review by Susannah Clapp

Royal Shakespeare theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; Hampstead; Gillian Lynne, LondonAlex Kingston’s fine Prospero weathers an RSC concept storm; the 21st century erupts into a tale of 18th cen…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:30AM
Sunday, February 5, 2023

The week in theatre: Sound of the Underground; Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons – review by Susannah Clapp

Royal Court; Harold Pinter theatre, LondonTravis Alabanza and friends joyously return drag to its radical roots, while Aidan Turner and Jenna Coleman keep it brief in Sam Steiner’s social …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:30AM
Sunday, January 29, 2023

The week in theatre: Othello; The Unfriend; On the Ropes – review by Susannah Clapp

Lyric Hammersmith; Criterion; Park theatre, LondonBrute force speaks volumes in Frantic Assembly’s breathtaking Othello; Steven Moffat and co flirt with farce; and the story of Windrush bo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:30AM
Sunday, January 22, 2023

The week in theatre: A Streetcar Named Desire; Watch on the Rhine by Susannah Clapp

Almeida; Donmar Warehouse, LondonPaul Mescal, Patsy Ferran and Anjana Vasan captivate in Rebecca Frecknall’s headlong take on Tennessee Williams. And Lillian Hellman’s 1941 call to arms …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:30AM
Sunday, January 1, 2023

The week in theatre: One Woman Show; Hakawatis; Bugsy Malone by Susannah Clapp

Ambassadors; Sam Wanamaker Playhouse; Alexandra Palace, LondonLiz Kingsman’s zinging take on Fleabag goes beyond parody. Elsewhere, a gutsy, all-female Arabian Nights, and splurge guns at …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:30AM
Sunday, December 18, 2022

Theatre: Susannah Clapp’s 10 best shows of 2022 by Susannah Clapp

Thirties Harlem and the siege of Troy rocked, along with Joan of Arc, Orlando and the Ladies of Llangollen, to be greeted by funding cuts across the board Read the Observer critics’ review…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:54AM

The week in theatre: As You Like It; Mandela; Kerry Jackson – review by Susannah Clapp

Sohoplace; Young Vic; Dorfman, LondonThe many voices of Josie Rourke’s fresh As You Like It are led by Rose Ayling-Ellis, signing the part of Celia; a new Mandela musical can’t do the gr…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:24AM

All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards