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Monday, May 20, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week ( May 20-26) by Natasha Tripney

The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil – Eden Court, Inverness A new National Theatre of Scotland tour of this

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Dinner Is Coming review at Vaults, London – ‘an entertaining Game of Thrones dining experience’ by Natasha Tripney

In an increasingly crowded field, this immersive dining experience-slash-cheeky cash-in created by Ami Stidolph and Sam Carrack, and based on the dizzyingly

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Orpheus Descending review at Menier Chocolate Factory, London – ‘intriguing but flawed’ by Natasha Tripney

Tennessee Williams’ 1957 play is an intriguing cocktail of the mythic and gothic, laced with racial ugliness. It is a reworking of

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wild Longings review at Plantation Gardens, Norwich – ‘well-intentioned but rambling outdoor performance’ by Natasha Tripney

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival has a good track record when it comes to staging creative, location-responsive outdoor work. This well-intentioned but

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

News News News review at Norwich Playhouse – ‘a child’s-eye view of the news’ by Natasha Tripney

“Your news is bad news,” proclaim a group of primary school children. They’re fed up with grown-up news – it’s boring, depressing

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (May 13-19) by Natasha Tripney

Lose Yourself – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff The new play by Katherine Chandler, the Sherman Theatre’s playwright in residence, is about one day

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Henry V review at Shakespeare’s Globe, London – ‘Sarah Amankwah is majestic’ by Natasha Tripney

One of the pillars of Michelle Terry’s second summer season at Shakespeare’s Globe is the play most closely intertwined with ideas of

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Henry IV Part II review at Shakespeare’s Globe, London – ‘meandering and lacking in pathos’ by Natasha Tripney

Sequels rarely live up to the originals and, unfortunately, that’s the case with the second production in Michelle Terry’s 2019 summer season

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Henry IV Part I review at Shakespeare’s Globe, London – ‘Michelle Terry is a vivid, wonderful Hotspur’ by Natasha Tripney

Michelle Terry kicks off her second summer season as artistic director at Shakespeare’s Globe with a continuation of the history cycle that

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Death of a Salesman review at Young Vic, London – ‘revelatory reframing of Arthur Miller’s play’ by Natasha Tripney

London is brimming with Arthur Miller at the moment. From the Old Vic to the Yard in Hackney, his plays are everywhere.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Memory of Water review at Nottingham Playhouse – ‘an affecting revival by Natasha Tripney

Though Vi is dead, she’s still a presence in Shelagh Stephenson’s 1996 play – and in the lives of her three daughters,

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Top five theatre shows to see this week (May 6-May 12) by Natasha Tripney

The Memory of Water – Nottingham Playhouse Katy Stephens stars in a revival of Shelagh Stephenson’s play about three estranged sisters who

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Top 5 theatres shows to see this week (May 2) by Natasha Tripney

The Memory of Water – Nottingham Playhouse Katy Stephens stars in a revival of Shelagh Stephenson’s play about three estranged sisters who return

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Jude review at Hampstead Theatre, London – ‘awkward and misjudged’ by Natasha Tripney

Edward Hall’s final production as artistic director of Hampstead Theatre is of Howard Brenton’s wonky rewiring of Thomas Hardy’s bleak final novel

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Rosmersholm review at Duke of York’s Theatre, London – ‘Hayley Atwell is superb’ by Natasha Tripney

Written in 1886, Ibsen’s Rosmersholm is a play of upheaval and change. The house of the Rosmer family becomes the site of

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Out of Water review at Orange Tree Theatre, London – ‘gently uplifting’ by Natasha Tripney

Zoe Cooper’s new play is one of gentle waves. Claire (Lucy Briggs-Owen) has moved from London to South Shields with her police

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (April 29-May 5) by Natasha Tripney

The Half God of Rainfall – Kiln Theatre, London The new play by Inua Ellams, writer of the majestic Barber Shop Chronicles, is

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (April 22-28) by Natasha Tripney

All My Sons – Old Vic, London The year of Arthur Miller continues with this new production starring Bill Pullman and Sally Field as

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Actor Ria Zmitrowicz: ‘Being challenged by the artists I work with – that excites me’ by Natasha Tripney

Having made her name with standout performances in new work, Ria Zmitrowicz is tackling the classics, appearing in Chekhov’s Three Sisters at

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Sweet Charity review starring Anne Marie Duff at Donmar Warehouse, London – ‘an exuberant production’ by Natasha Tripney

With evident glee, Josie Rourke has pulled out all the stops for her final production as artistic director at Covent Garden’s compact

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Three Sisters review at Almeida Theatre, London – ‘some dazzling acting’ by Natasha Tripney

Rebecca Frecknall returns to the Almeida, following her revelatory staging of Tennessee Williams’ unloved play Summer and Smoke. Her take on Chekhov’s

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Sweeney Todd review at Everyman Theatre, Liverpool – ‘an intimate, grounded production’ by Natasha Tripney

Nick Bagnall’s pared-down production makes Stephen Sondheim’s majestic 1979 musical feel like it were made for this age: it is a story,

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (April 11-21) by Natasha Tripney

Three Sisters – Almeida Theatre, London Rebecca Frecknall follows her acclaimed, atmospheric take on Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke with a production of

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Friday, April 12, 2019

A Piece of the Continent review at Tristan Bates Theatre, London – ‘a celebration of European fringe theatre’ by Natasha Tripney

A Piece of the Continent is a new festival designed to showcase the best of European fringe theatre as Britain hurtles –

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West Side Story review at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester – ‘intimate and resonant’ by Natasha Tripney

West Side Story is one of the most radical musicals of all time. Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Laurents’ show was a Hamilton-level

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (April 8-14) by Natasha Tripney

Pah-La – Royal Court, London The Royal Court’s commitment to international work continues with Abhishek Majumdar’s play, developed through the Royal Court international

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (April 1-7) by Natasha Tripney

The Crucible – the Yard, London In a double first for the Yard, Jay Miller directs a production of the classic play starring

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Fiddler on the Roof review at Playhouse Theatre, London – ‘an intimate and resonant revival’ by Natasha Tripney

Transferring to the West End from the Menier Chocolate Factory, Trevor Nunn’s faithful production of Bock, Harnick and Stein’s musical retains its

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Lucy Jane Parkinson: ‘There’s an awakening to things beyond a binary way of life’ by Natasha Tripney

Lucy Jane Parkinson, about to go on tour in Jon Brittain’s comedy Rotterdam, discusses theatre’s role in educating audiences about gender, the increasing prominence

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Wolfie review at Theatre503, London – ‘a fizzy, vivid debut play’ by Natasha Tripney

Ross Willis’ debut play takes the form of a weird, wild ride, a verbal helter-skelter. Twin girls burst into the world, eloquent

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Natasha Tripney: The Color Purple producers must learn from this debacle and make something celebratory with the LGBT community by Natasha Tripney

Now that Seyi Omooba is no longer part of the Leicester Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome’s production of The Color Purple, I suspect

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