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Friday, May 18, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Red, Wyndham's Theatre, London, review: Alfred Molina plays Mark Rothko in a phenomenal production of a flawed play by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Michael Grandage revisits John Logan's play about the creation of the Abstract Expressionist's monumental Seagram murals

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Describe the Night, Hampstead Theatre, London, review: Not for folk who like to leave their brains in the cloakroom by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Rajiv Jospeh has written a massively ambitious play that hops back and forth across a century of Russian history

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Life and Fate, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, review: Maly Drama Theatre stage 'the 20th century's War and Peace' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The renowned Russian theatre company adapt Vasily Grossman's epic 1960 novel, which was suppressed by the KGB

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Nightfall, Bridge Theatre, London, review: Barney Norris's special sensitivity is lost on such a large stage by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This play about grief, rural decay, and a struggling farm in Hampshire cries out for the intimacy of a studio environment

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Friday, May 4, 2018

An Ideal Husband, Vaudeville Theatre, London, review: Edward and Freddie Fox create a delicious double act by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Oscar Wilde's comedy gets a shrewd, enjoyable revival from Jonathan Church

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Chess, Coliseum, review, London: It's impossible to take this show as seriously as it takes itself by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This new production of the Eighties musical by Tim Rice and ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus is overblown and messy

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Nine Night, National Theatre, London, review: Natasha Gordon's debut play buzzes with comic energy by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

A Jamaican nine nights wake is the basis for this affecting, funny study of a family dealing with grief

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Prudes, Royal Court, London, review: Anthony Neilson trains a rare spotlight on the wilted libido in this funny, frank, and sad piece by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Expect to go to some dark and uncomfortable places while watching a couple attempt to revitalise their sex life

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Writer, The Almeida, London, review: Unflaggingly provocative by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Ella Hickson's tricksy play is handled with witty aplomb in Blanche McIntyre's superbly acted production

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Tonight at 8.30, Jermyn Street Theatre, London, review: Gird your loins for nine Noel Coward plays by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

An all-day triple-bill has its duds, but fills you with admiration for the energy and chutzpah of everyone involved

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Faceless, Park Theatre, London, review: A compelling play which refuses to reach for easy conclusions by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Selina Fillinger's play sees a young white ISIS bride grilled in court by a Muslim prosecutor

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Tina: the Musical, the Aldwych, London, review: A stupendous Adrienne Warren seems possessed by the spirit of Tina Turner by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Katori Hall's book is too brisk, but this jukebox musical is powered by an unstoppable central performance

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Instructions for Correct Assembly, Royal Court, London, review: Astute dystopian satire by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Hamish Pirie directs Thomas Eccleshare's play with flair, but there's a lack of human warmth to proceedings

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Palmyra, Eurohouse, Battersea Arts Centre, London, review: A smashing double-bill that will haunt you by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas bring their beguiling, unsettling brand of absurdism – a hit at the Edinburgh festival – to London

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Quiz, Noel Coward Theatre, London, review: In James Graham's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire play, the audience is the jury of the 'coughing m by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

With its mix of populism, personal tragedy, politics, and even a pub quiz, this is sure to be another hit for a playwright on a roll

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Pericles, Barbican, London, review: Shakespeare as modern psychodrama by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Declan Donnellan's French version of Shakespeare's lesser-performed romance is fitfully very interesting, but not vintage Cheek by Jowl

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Devil with the Blue Dress, The Bunker, London, review: Monica Lewinsky meets #MeToo in this new play by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

A timely look at Bill Clinton's relationship with his intern, Kevin Armento's play puts the stories of five women centre stage – with the former president played by a saxophone

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Cathy, Soho Theatre, London, review: a galvanising update of Cathy Come Home by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Cardboard Citizens' visceral show reminds audiences how easy it would be to become homeless

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Inheritance, Young Vic, London, review: Extraordinarily accomplished acting by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Stephen Daldry directs Matthew Lopez's play about gay life in New York, a generation after the AIDS crisis, which is inspired by E.M. Forster's novel 'Howards End'

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Kiss of the Spider Woman, Menier Chocolate Factory, London, review: A focused, bitter-sweet adaptation by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Set in an Argentine prison cell, this adaptation of Manuel Puig's novel, brings out the emotional delicacy of what the pair discover about themselves about the nature of love and power

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Macbeth, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, review: A powerful take on the Macbeth marriage by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The death cries of Macduff's slaughtered children are accidentally relayed to Lady Macbeth's mobile phone in this modern-dress production of 'Macbeth' starring Christophe…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Great Wave, National Theatre, London, review: It sensitively intertwines the intimacies of private pain and the pressures of international politic by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Family tragedy about a girl who apparently drowns on a Japanese beach takes on a political dimension in Francis Turnley's epic new thriller

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Fanny & Alexander, Old Vic, London, review: Penelope Wilton is superb by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Stephen Beresford, who wrote the film 'Pride', has scripted a stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's semi-autobiographical family saga 'Fanny & Alexander'

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Smile Upon Us, Lord, Barbican, London, review: A dreamy, ruminative road-trip by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia return after their sell-out 'Eugene Onegin' in 2015, with this play about the precarious fortunes of poor Jews in Eastern Europe at …

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A Princess Undone, Park Theatre, London, review: Uneven, but worth a visit by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This play about Princess Margaret, played by Felicity Dean, is inspired by real events and continues our fascination with one of the most controversial members of the Royal Family, after Net…

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Picnic at Hanging Rock, Barbican, London, review: I admired the production's uncompromising clout by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

There is no hint of costume-drama nostalgia for the past in this minimalist production - a far cry from the dreamy 1975 Peter Weir film

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Jubilee, Lyric, Hammersmith, London, review: In the Lyric Hammersmith's fine tradition of reanimating controversial classics by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Chris Goode's stage adaptation of Derek Jarman's 1977 punk classic 'Jubilee', recasts Toyah Willcox who played Mad in the film, as Queen Elizabeth I, who time-travels to …

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Frozen, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, review: Suranne Jones wrenches the heart in central performance by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The 'Doctor Foster' actress stars in Bryony Lavery's play about child abduction and murder in Jonathan Munby's revival

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Monday, February 19, 2018

The B*easts, Bush Theatre, London, review: A remarkably combative and thought-provoking piece about the sexualisation of our culture by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This one-woman show is written and performed by Monica Dolan who won a BAFTA for her role as Rosemary West in 'Appropriate Adult'

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