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Sunday, October 28, 2018

The week in theatre: The Wild Duck; A Very Very Very Dark Matter – review by Susannah Clapp

Almeida; Bridge, LondonAll becomes beautifully clear in Robert Icke’s pared down Ibsen, while Martin McDonagh overloads his dark, dizzying fairytaleAh, Robert Icke and his theatrical revel…

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

The week in theatre: Company; Measure for Measure; Stories – review by Susannah Clapp

Gielgud; Donmar Warehouse; Dorfman, LondonMarianne Elliott dazzlingly remakes Sondheim, Josie Rourke adds a Shakespearean twist, and from Nina Raine, a sperm donor comedy…How marvellous th…

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

The week in theatre: Twelfth Night; I’m Not Running; The Height of the Storm – review by Susannah Clapp

Young Vic; Lyttleton; Wyndham’s, LondonA musical Twelfth Night flies, while David Hare’s party games never take off. Plus, a masterclass from Eileen Atkins and Jonathan PryceKwame Kwei-A…

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

The week in theatre: Pinter at the Pinter; Sketching – review by Susannah Clapp

Harold Pinter theatre, Wilton’s Music Hall, LondonA double helping of short Pinter plays delivers the playwright’s trademark punch, while a series of London tales offers Dickens in the a…

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

The week in theatre: Queen Margaret; The Village; Misty – review by Susannah Clapp

Royal Exchange, Manchester; Theatre Royal East Stratford; Trafalgar Studios, LondonJade Anouka is compelling in Jeanie O’Hare’s bold take on Shakespeare and the life of Margaret of Anjou…

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

The week in theatre: Missing; Holy Sh!t; The Humans – review by Susannah Clapp

Battersea Arts Centre; Kiln; Hampstead, LondonMissing reappears three years after fire interrupted its run at the Battersea Arts Centre, while the Kiln opens with some topical grievancesThes…

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

The week in theatre: Dance Nation; Little Shop of Horrors; King Arthur – review by Susannah Clapp

Almeida; Regent’s Park Open Air theatre; the Scoop, LondonAdults act up as children in Clare Barron’s acute new study of adolescence. And a man-eating plant, played by a drag queen, feel…

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

The week in theatre: Tamburlaine; Pericles – reviews by Susannah Clapp

Swan, Stratford-upon-Avon; Olivier, LondonMarlowe’s bloody tyrant and Shakespeare’s banished prince both get a rare chance to strut in two very effective productionsHot on the big-sandal…

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

The week in theatre: The Prisoner; The End of Eddy – review by Susannah Clapp

Lyceum; Studio, EdinburghPeter Brook’s meditation on justice is imprisoned by its own virtues, while Édouard Louis’s powerful teenage memoir translates vividly to the stageWhen better t…

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

The week in theatre: Switzerland; The Price; Aristocrats – review by Susannah Clapp

Theatre Royal, Bath; Donmar, LondonPatricia Highsmith’s most famous creation comes back to haunt her, while the ghosts are closer to home in revivals of Miller and FrielShe liked to watch …

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

The week in theatre: Exit the King; Pity; River Stage festival – review by Susannah Clapp

Olivier; Royal Court; National Theatre, LondonRhys Ifans ages well in Patrick Marber’s update of Ionesco’s classic, while Rory Mullarkey’s homage often palls. Plus tales of the River S…

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

The week in theatre: Allelujah!; The Lehman Trilogy; A Monster Calls – review by Susannah Clapp

Bridge; Lyttelton; Old Vic, LondonAlan Bennett is on song – and on the attack. Plus, an epic tale of capitalist catastrophe and a tale of grief that overwhelms“I am,” says Alan Bennett…

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

The week in theatre: Me and My Girl; Dusty review – daft, delicious and irresistible by Susannah Clapp

Festival theatre, Chichester; Theatre Royal, Bath Timeworn tropes work their magic as Chichester does the Lambeth Walk, while a knockout Katherine Kingsley overcomes a galumphing script in D…

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

The week in theatre: The Lieutenant of Inishmore; Miss Littlewood; The Winter’s Tale – review by Susannah Clapp

Aidan Turner brings swagger to the Irish Troubles, a tribute to Joan Littlewood lacks her revolutionary spirit, and there’s a twist in the Globe’s Winter’s TaleSeventeen years after it…

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

The week in theatre: Fun Home; One for Sorrow; Undaunted; Windrush: 492 – review by Susannah Clapp

Young Vic; Royal Court; Greenwich and Docklands international festival, LondonAcclaimed cartoonist Alison Bechdel comes to life in a remarkable new musical, a stranger menaces liberal London…

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

The week in theatre: Fly By Night; Notes from the Field; An Octoroon; Phobiarama – reviews by Susannah Clapp

LIFT Crossness Pumping Station, London; LIFT Royal Court, London; Dorfman Theatre, London; LIFT King’s Cross, LondonDuke Riley’s illuminated pigeons are a soaraway success, while Anna De…

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie; Julie; Machinal – review by Susannah Clapp

Donmar; Lyttelton; Almeida; all LondonLia Williams makes the role of Miss Jean Brodie her own, while Vanessa Kirby’s Julie is a wild party girl in Polly Stenham’s vicious, witty update o…

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

The week in theatre: My Name Is Lucy Barton; Leave Taking; Killer Joe by Susannah Clapp

Laura Linney is utterly assured in a fine adaptation of the bestselling novel, but fellow Hollywood star Orlando Bloom fails to convince in Killer JoeWhat fascinates me about the rise of the…

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

The week in theatre: Hamlet; As You Like It; Shirleymander – review by Susannah Clapp

Shakespeare’s Globe; Playground, LondonMichelle Terry’s reign as the Globe’s artistic director begins with an assured double bill; and Shirley Porter’s dark deeds are nicely skewered…

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

The week in theatre: Red; Effigies of Wickedness – review by Susannah Clapp

Wyndham’s; Gate, LondonMark Rothko’s work and mind are brilliantly evoked in a revival of John Logan’s 2009 play. And Weimar Germany is alive and kicking…Red: for rage and fire – a…

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

The week in theatre: The Whale; Nightfall; An Ideal Husband – review by Susannah Clapp

Ustinov Studio, Bath; The Bridge; Vaudeville, LondonA morbidly obese man is trapped with his regrets and his furious daughter in the Ustinov’s superb revival of Samuel D Hunter’s The Wha…

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

The week in theatre: Mood Music; Chess; Nine Night by Susannah Clapp

Artist and producer fight over a song in Joe Penhall’s intricate new drama, a revival of Chess makes all the wrong moves, and a party of mourners lifts the spiritsThe lens through which we…

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

The week in theatre: The Writer; Absolute Hell – review by Susannah Clapp

A thrillingly shifting feminist drama will send audiences out of the theatre arguing, but a plunge into postwar Soho is stiflingElla Hickson’s new play is an assault on the stage. The Writ…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

The week in theatre: Tina; A Clockwork Orange; Instructions for Correct Assembly – review by Susannah Clapp

Aldwych, London; Everyman, Liverpool; Royal Court, LondonAdrienne Warren is a knockout as Tina Turner, droog culture rules in Liverpool. Plus, how to build a flat-pack childThe two most sign…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

The week in theatre: The Way of the World; The Country Wife; Plastic – review by Susannah Clapp

Donmar Warehouse; Southwark Playhouse; Old Red Lion, LondonTwo biting Restoration dramas conjure contemporary echoes, and a boy with a ‘face like a fist’ reacts with fury to school bulli…

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

The week in theatre: The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich; Cathy – review by Susannah Clapp

Swan, Stratford-upon-Avon; Soho theatre, LondonMary Pix’s forgotten 1700 play fills the stage with defiant energy, while Ali Taylor’s remake of Cathy Come Home hits hardIs it a clus…

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

The week in theatre: The Inheritance; Frankenstein: Making a Monster – review by Susannah Clapp

Young Vic; Battersea Arts Centre, LondonMatthew Lopez’s seven-hour, Forster-inspired epic of New York gay life rewards patience. Plus, BAC’s thrilling beatbox Mary Shelley remake“You c…

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

The week in theatre: Summer and Smoke; Macbeth – review by Susannah Clapp

Almeida; Olivier, LondonPatsy Ferran shows her dramatic range in a Tennessee Williams revival, but Rory Kinnear’s Macbeth is one-dimensionalSummer and Smoke must make Rebecca Frecknall’s…

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

The week in theatre: Fanny & Alexander; Trust – review by Susannah Clapp

Old Vic, London; Gate, LondonPerceptions are challenged in a new Ingmar Bergman adaptation and a state-of-the-world addressShould the theatre reflect the outside world, or be a refuge from i…

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

The week in theatre: Frozen; Brighton Rock – review by Susannah Clapp

Theatre Royal Haymarket, London; York Theatre RoyalA big week for Bryony Lavery sees a revival of her 1998 missing child play, Frozen, and the premiere of her fine Graham Greene adaptationTh…

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

The week in theatre: Girls & Boys; The York Realist – review by Susannah Clapp

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Royal Court; Donmar Warehouse, LondonAlone on stage for an hour and a half, Carey Mulligan is extraordinary in Dennis Kelly’s gripping new play. Plus, a dream d…

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