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Thursday, August 17, 2017

King Lear, Shakespeare's Globe, London, review: A naked emotional spontaneity in Kevin McNally's fine performance by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Nancy Meckler's 'King Lear' may not be a great production but it is an honourable one that gathers in a gutting climax

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Majority, National Theatre, London, review: A thought-provoking play but not as revealing as one had hoped by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This new play by Rob Drummond doesn't address enough of the specific problems posed for democracy by the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Apologia, Trafalgar Studios, London, review: Stockard Channing's performance is magnificent by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The star of 'The West Wing' and 'Grease' takes the lead in Jamie Lloyd's revival of Alexi Kaye Campbell's play about a family and its secrets

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Coming Clean, King's Head Theatre, London, review: an entertaining revival of Kevin Elyot's debut play by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This bitter-sweet 1980s comedy offers a frank, moving portrait of gay relationships just before the AIDS crisis

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Road, Royal Court, London, review: Not as confrontational as the original by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The Royal Court's revival of Jim Cartwright's protest play about the working class is as relevant as ever 30 years later

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Girl from the North Country, Old Vic, London, review: The idea is inspired and the treatment piercingly beautiful by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Conor McPherson was approached by Bob Dylan's team to concoct a project round the songbook - the resulting play set in Depression-era Minnesota, conjures up the world from which Dylan&a…

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mosquitoes, National Theatre, London, review: Amazing chemistry between Olivia Coleman and Olivia Williams by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

'Chimerica' writer Lucy Kirkwood's new play about sibling rivalry which is directed by Rufus Norris stars Olivia Coleman and Olivia Williams as the two sisters

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Apollo Theatre, London, review: Sienna Miller reeks glamour, allure, and sexual frustration as Maggie by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Miller stars with Jack O'Connell in Benedict Andrews's Young Vic production following his smash hit 'A Streetcar Names Desire' in 2014 with Gillian Anderson

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dessert, Southwark Playhouse, London, review: It vents its eloquent anger on economic inequality by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Trevor Nunn directs Oliver Cotton's new play which explores wealth and greed with plenty of twists and turns

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Twilight Song, Park Theatre, London, review: I got the sad impression of an author forced to race against the clock by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

'My Night With Reg' playwright Kevin Elyot's final play before he died in 2014, feels unpolished with parts of it more like undeveloped notes

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Touch, Soho Theatre, London, review: It is like a hard-core variant of Bridget Jones by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

From the creators of the international cult hit 'Fleabag', this comedy is filthily funny and stingingly perceptive

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bodies, Royal Court, London, review: Vivienne Franzmann's play about surrogacy is immensely powerful by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Although fiercely perceptive, the play is too sensitive to settle into a root-and-branch indictment of fertility tourism

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Queen Anne, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, review: Romola Garai gives a vivid turn in a stilted production by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Helen Edmundson's play isn't sharp enough in telling the story of the Stuart monarch

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Taha, Young Vic, London, review: the evolution of a Palestinian poet by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The life and work of the Palestinian writer Taha Muhammad Ali is staged by Amer Hlehel

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Mentor, Vaudeville Theatre, London, review: The sizeable snag is that the play does not really rise to the occasion by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The 'Homeland' actor F Murray Abraham has returned to the British stage for the first time since he starred as Shylock for the RSC a decade ago

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Committee, Donmar Warehouse, London, review: Sandra Marvin is superb as Camila Batmanghelidjh by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This theatrical show gathers together the evidence given to The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee by Batmanghelidjh and Alan Yentob, as part of the inquiry into the …

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Wyndham's Theatre, London, review: Audra McDonald is absolutely astonishing by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald makes her West End debut as the jazz icon, Billie Holiday

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Terror, Lyric Hammersmith, London, review: Often feels more akin to a moral philosophy seminar by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The audience plays the jury in this courtroom drama by the lawyer and writer, Ferdinand von Schirach in which a fighter pilot is on trial for shooting down a hijacked aircraft

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Gloria, Hampstead Theatre, London, review: Michael Longhurst's production communicates with scathing relish the ferociously competitive bitching by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This gritty workplace drama about three ambitious editorial assistants in a national magazine office in Manhattan is another hit for American playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Last Ones, Jermyn Street Theatre, London, review: Daragh O'Malley as Ivan is excellent by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The UK premiere of Maxim Gorky's play, which was banned in Russia due to its treatment of police corruption, is directed by Anthony Biggs

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Tristan & Yseult, Shakespeare's Globe, London, review: Kneehigh's brilliantly offbeat retelling of the ancient Cornish legend by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This revival of Emma Rice's critically-acclaimed production for Kneehigh presents romantic love as a chemically enhanced state

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Kiss Me, Trafalgar Studios, London, review: Claire Lams is enchanting as Stephanie by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Richard Bean's two-hander 'Kiss Me' about a woman in 1929 desperate for a baby who has a brief encounter with a sperm donor is strikingly different from his mega-hit 'One…

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Anatomy of a Suicide, Royal Court, London, review: Hattie Morahan mesmerises as Carol by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Alice Birch's triptych of plays performed side by side and directed by Katie Mitchell is an unflinching look at a family afflicted with severe depression and mental illness

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre, London, review: Staged with an exhilarating dynamism by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The new play by Inua Ellams is set in barber shops in London, Lagos, Johannesburg, Accra, Kampala and Harare

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Common, Olivier, NT, London, review: You emerge reckoning that this requires a miracle rather than surgery by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

DC Moore's new dark and funny play set in early-Industrial England and starring Anne-Marie Duff is all over the place

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Monday, June 5, 2017

887, Barbican Theatre, London, review: Robert Lepage's beautiful solo show about childhood by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Robert Lepage's one-man performance is his most autobiographical play to date

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Friday, June 2, 2017

On the Town, Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London, review: Drew McOnie's choreography is thrillingly alive by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The revival of the 1944 Leonard Bernstein musical which is performed in the amphitheatre in Regent's Park deserves to be a helluva hit

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Killology, Jerwood Upstairs, Royal Court, London, review: A tense, beautifully acted production by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Gary Owen's play which delves into father-son relationships against a backdrop of a video-game violence is directed by Rachel O'Riordan

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Monday, May 29, 2017

An Octoroon, Orange Tree, review: This is an energising production, unafraid of the necessary madcap messiness by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Black actors wear whiteface and white actors assume blackface in Branden Jacobs- Jenkins's play which deals with the issues of racial difference with playful provocativeness

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's Globe, London, review: Gleefully defiant irreverence is the prevailing mood from the outset by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The Globe's production of 'Twelfth Night' which is set in 1979 is part of Emma Rice's Summer of Love season but it lacks emotional depth

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Woyzeck, Old Vic, London, review: John Boyega leaves you in no doubt about his stage chops by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Boyega who is better known for his role in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' stars in Joe Murphy's production of 'Woyzeck' revised by 'Harry Potter' script wr…

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