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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Unexpected Joy, Southwark Playhouse review - fully predictable fun by Laura De Lisle

New all-female musical might not be entirely unexpected, but it’s a solid enough evening There's a clear theme running through this year's autumn programme at the Southwark Playhouse: new…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Emilia, Shakespeare's Globe, review - polemic disguised as a play by Laura De Lisle

Great performances save this uneven tribute to a forgotten Elizabethan poet It feels like Michelle Terry’s first summer season at the Globe has been building up to Emilia for a while now. …

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Othello, Shakespeare's Globe review - André Holland shines, Mark Rylance pursues laughs by Laura De Lisle

Claire van Kampen's production is big and bold, but her husband's Iago misses the mark Claire van Kampen has a history of providing roles for her husband, Mark Rylance. He starred …

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Chicago, Phoenix Theatre review - baggy revival picks up later pace by Laura De Lisle

Cuba Gooding Jr hardly rises, but his co-stars shine in a show stronger on wit than tunesChicago has been on, in one form or another, for a very long time.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Misty, Bush Theatre review - powerful meditation on how we tell stories by Laura De Lisle

Arinzé Kene writes and stars in a witty, hard-hitting play about race and culture in modern London Arinzé Kene is having a bit of a moment. He won an Evening Standard Film Award for The Pa…

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

La Soirée, Aldwych Theatre review - flickers of brilliance in a patchy evening by Laura De Lisle

The West End run of the cabaret variety show has everything but variety La Soirée is on the up-and-up. Beginning life as an after-hours show at the fringes of the Fringe in 2004, it won an …

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