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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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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Life of Galileo, Young Vic, London, review: Brendan Cowell is magnificent in the title role by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The 'Atonement' film director Joe Wright returns to the Young Vic with this Bertolt Brecht play which is performed in-the-round with a dazzling planetarium design

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Room, Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London, review: Both prurience and sentimentality are admirably kept at bay by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Emma Donoghue has adapted her book 'Room' which is triggered by the Josef Fritzl case in Austria for the stage

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Salomé, National Theatre, review: It's forever on the verge of toppling into bathos by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Yael Farber who also directed the Old Vic revival of 'The Crucible' and the NT's 'Les Blancs' last year, still proves that she does riveting ritual intensity better …

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Occupational Hazards, Hampstead Theatre, London, review: A gripping, thought-provoking, sometimes gruesomely funny play by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This play is based on the memoir by the former British diplomat Rory Stewart who was posted to a province of the newly liberated Iraq to serve as governor

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Angels in America, National Theatre, London, review: This production sweeps you through the seven-and-a -half hour experience by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

A revival of Tony Kushner's two-part epic set in New York about gay rights amidst the AIDS crisis and a Conservative Reagan administration is directed by Marianne Elliott

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Ferryman, Royal Court, London, review: It sold out in one day. All the fuss was largely justified by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Jez Butterworth's new play 'The Ferryman' which is directed by Sam Mendes is the fastest-selling play in Royal Court history

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Donmar Warehouse, London, review: Lenny Henry gives a powerful, well-paced performance as Ui by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Lenny Henry stars in Bertolt Brecht's satire about the rise of a demagogue in a new adaptation by Bruce Norris which includes persistent references to Donald Trump

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Monday, May 1, 2017

The Treatment, Almeida Theatre, London, review: The performances have a mordant precision by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Martin Crimp's revival of his 1993 satire about the movie business is directed by Lyndsey Turner who returns to the Almeida following her award-winning production of 'Chimerica&apo…

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's Globe, London, review: This is an emotionally fierce and fiery Romeo and Juliet by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Daniel Kramer's production which reinterprets the star-crossed lovers as modern-day teenagers and includes Village People's 'YMCA' as the main number at the Capulets&apos…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Obsession, Barbican, London, review: Jude Law is muscular and brooding but is wooden by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Law plays the handsome drifter Gino in a new stage adaptation of Visconti's sexually charged 1943 film 'Obsession' directed by Ivo van Hove

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Nuclear War, Jerwood Upstairs, Royal Court, London, review: Intriguing but truly satisfying only in snatches by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Simon Stephens joins forces with movement director Imogen Knight for this highly visual and physicalized play that uses the dramatic title 'Nuclear War' merely as a metaphor

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Friday, April 21, 2017

The Philanthropist, Trafalgar Studio 1, London, review: A strange play to unearth now by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Matt Berry and Lily Cole star in Simon Callow's revival of Christopher Hampton's 1969 play which is an inversion of Moliere's 'Misanthrope'

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Plague, Arcola, London, review: The play seems to be applicable to everything from Ebola to Syria and Brexit by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Director Neil Bartlett's adaptation of Albert Camus' dark story which was written in the aftermath of the Nazi's march across Europe is given a contemporary update

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Guards at the Taj, Bush Theatre, London, review: Rajiv Joseph's excellent play seizes on some potent philosophical issues by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Jamie Lloyd directs this award-winning off-Broadway play from the Pulitzer Prize nominee that questions the price to be paid for creating supreme beauty

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Carousel, Coliseum, London, review: Alfie Boe's long black wig comes to seem more emotionally eventful than the rest of him by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Roger and Hammerstein's 'Carousel' stars Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe in this English National Opera co-production directed by Lonny Price

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Monday, April 10, 2017

The Winter's Tale, Barbican, London, review: Leontes is very disturbingly communicated by the excellent Orlando James by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The Cheek by Jowl production is directed by Declan Donnellan who was recently awarded the Golden Lion of Venice for his ability to bring classic works to life for a contemporary audience

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Friday, April 7, 2017

The Goat, or Who is Silvia?, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, review: Homeland's Damian Lewis gives the performance of his life by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Edward Albee's darkly comic masterpiece, directed by Ian Rickman, about a married architect who falls in love with a goat, stars Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Consent, Dorfman, National Theatre, London, review: One of Nina Raine's most enjoyable and intelligent plays yet by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Roger Michel directs Raine's powerful play about rape and justice which stars Anna Maxwell Martin and Ben Chaplin

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