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Monday, November 18, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (November 18-24) by Natasha Tripney

Dear Evan Hansen – Noel Coward Theatre, London Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s hit Broadway musical, about a teenage boy who writes

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Touching the Void review at Duke of York’s Theatre, London – ‘strikingly designed and excruciatingly tense’ by Natasha Tripney

The vertical often gets overlooked in theatre. Tom Morris’ production of Joe Simpson’s 1988 memoir about his against-all-odds survival of a mountaineering

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Kosovan firebrand Jeton Neziraj: 'Theatre should side with the victims' by Natasha Tripney

His plays have brought threats, vandalism – and international acclaim. Now the fearless dramatist is retooling Ibsen to lay bare corruption in his homeland Jeton Neziraj has clear views ab…

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Theatre in Kosovo – holding power to account and helping people heal by Natasha Tripney

There’s a tendency when writing about theatre to bandy about words like ‘necessary’ and ‘bold’, in a way that can dilute their

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Spiderfly review at Theatre503, London – ‘an intriguing and tense two-hander’ by Natasha Tripney

John Webber’s intriguing debut play bides its time. Esther (Lia Burge) and former cab driver Keith (Matt Whitchurch) sit across a table

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Voila! Europe review – ‘London’s festival of European theatre features an intriguing and eclectic range of work’ by Natasha Tripney

The Voila! Festival in London, now in its seventh year, provides audiences with an opportunity to see an eclectic range of work

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Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (November 11-17) by Natasha Tripney

Spiderfly – Theatre503, London Theatre503 has had an impressive hit rate of late when it comes to new writing. Next up is

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Top five theatre shows to see this week (November 4-10) by Natasha Tripney

Death of a Salesman – Piccadilly Theatre, London Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell’s acclaimed production of Arthur Miller’s play transfers to the

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Top five theatre shows to see this week (October 29-November 5) by Natasha Tripney

Light Falls – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Sarah Frankcom’s final production as the Royal Exchange’s artistic director sounds like a corker. A

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Botticelli in the Fire review at Hampstead Theatre, London – ‘a muddled mash-up’ by Natasha Tripney

Canadian writer Jordan Tannahill’s 2016 play is an intriguingly anachronistic mash-up that splices Renaissance Italy with the 21st-century art scene. The characters

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Hedda Gabler review at Sherman Theatre, Cardiff – ‘a very human Hedda’ by Natasha Tripney

“Am I unnatural?” Hedda Gabler herself asks in tones most women will recognise. Chelsea Walker’s production of Ibsen’s play cuts to the

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Translations review at National Theatre, London – ‘atmospheric and richly performed’ by Natasha Tripney

Ian Rickson’s atmospheric staging of Brian Friel’s intricate and lyrical 1980 play about language, communication and colonialism returns to the National Theatre

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Top five theatre shows to see this week (October 21-28) by Natasha Tripney

Vassa – Almeida Theatre, London Tinuke Craig directs Mike Bartlett’s new adaptation of Maxim Gorky’s play about a family unravelling. A late

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Friday, October 18, 2019

[Blank] review at Donmar Warehouse, London – ‘written with exquisite precision’ by Natasha Tripney

As a text Alice Birch’s [Blank] is a phenomenal thing. The play began as a co-commission between National Theatre Connections and theatre

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

There Are No Beginnings review at Leeds Playhouse – ‘sensitively handled and warmly performed’ by Natasha Tripney

This, to be clear, is not a play about the Yorkshire Ripper. That story has been told often enough, his name is

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Out of Sorts review at Theatre503, London – ‘tender, well-observed and generous’ by Natasha Tripney

As is so often the case with the children of immigrants, Zara presents different versions of herself to the world. There’s the

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (October 14-20) by Natasha Tripney

The Panopticon – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh The National Theatre of Scotland brings Jenni Fagan’s novel about a 15-year-old girl in a young

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads review at Spiegeltent, Chichester – ‘resonant and timely’ by Natasha Tripney

First staged at the National Theatre in 2002, Roy Williams’ dissection of racism and xenophobia feels chillingly timely in Nicole Charles revival,

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Dancer and choreographer Oona Doherty: ‘We show our teeth and gums. The face is part of the movement’ by Natasha Tripney

As her groundbreaking show Hard to Be Soft opens in London after a global tour, choreographer Oona Doherty tells Natasha Tripney how

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The House of Yes review at Hope Theatre, London – ‘wickedly twisted’ by Natasha Tripney

Matthew Parker has a proven way with the strange, as demonstrated in his productions of Lovesong of the Electric Bear and Dennis

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Man in the White Suit review at Wyndham’s Theatre – ‘sparky performances in a laboured staging of the Ealing comedy’ by Natasha Tripney

There are some committed comic performances in this new stage version of 1951 Ealing comedy The Man in the White Suit. But

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Gaslight: the return of the play that defined toxic masculinity by Natasha Tripney

Patrick Hamilton could never have imagined his 1938 drama would give today’s world such a powerful term. A wave of revivals suggests we still have a lot to learn from its insights The term…

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Shukshin’s Stories at Barbican Theatre, London – ‘entertaining and melancholic vignettes’ by Natasha Tripney

Vasily Shukshin was a Russian film-maker and writer whose short stories detailed life in a Siberian village in the Altai region during

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (October 7-13) by Natasha Tripney

Gaslight – Watford Palace Theatre Richard Beecham directs a 21st-century re-imagining of Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 study of psychological abuse, performed by an

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Natasha Tripney: More than wine and ice cream – should theatres be more creative with the interval? by Natasha Tripney

At this year’s BITEF, Belgrade’s festival of international theatre, I found myself watching Sebastijan Horvat’s staging of the Fassbinder’s 1974 film Ali:

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg review at Trafalgar Studios – ‘engaging, but overly polished revival’ by Natasha Tripney

It’s easy to see why the late Peter Nichols’ play was considered ground-breaking in 1967. It confronts, with humour and honesty, the

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (September 30-October 6) by Natasha Tripney

The Watsons – Menier Chocolate Factory, London Samuel West’s production of Laura Wade’s inventive play, based on an unfinished novel by Jane Austen,

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (September 23-29) by Natasha Tripney

On Bear Ridge – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff Rhys Ifans stars in Ed Thomas’ semi-autobiographical play about two people holed up in a remote

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Orestes in Mosul review at National Theatre, Belgrade – ‘bold, audacious theatremaking’ by Natasha Tripney

One of the tenets of artistic director Milo Rau’s manifesto for Belgian theatre NTGent is that at least one production every season

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Lucy Ellinson: ‘Theatre is a pretty unforgiving world for a young female actor’ by Natasha Tripney

As she takes on the title role in a gender-swapped Macbeth, her second time starring in a Shakespeare play and her latest

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Anna Bella Eema review at Arcola Theatre, London – ‘atmospheric Southern Gothic storytelling’ by Natasha Tripney

A stream of Southern Gothic runs slow and hot through Lisa D’Amour’s play, first performed in Texas in 2001. A tang of

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