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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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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Posh, Pleasance Theatre, London, review: It persuades you that the all-female casting is integral to the play's meaning by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The new all-female production of Laura Wade's 'Posh', about a fictional version of the riotous Oxford students' Bullingdon Club, is directed by Cressida Carré

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Life, Southwark Playhouse, London, review: A crime if this show does not transfer to the West End by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

"Wow, there's Michael Blakemore," I said, prodding my college across the aisle when I spotted the multi-talented 88 year old taking his seat for this UK premiere of the Cy Col…

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Don Juan in Soho, Wyndham's Theatre, London, review: David Tennant is every bit as magnificent in the title role here as he was as Hamlet by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

David Tennant stars in Patrick Marber's version of Molière's story about a serial seducer of women which transports the action to contemporary London

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Friday, March 24, 2017

The Kid Stays in the Picture, Royal Court, London, review: The latest brilliant piece of experimental, multi-media theatre from Simon McBurney and Com by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Simon McBurney directs a new play about the rise and fall of legendary film producer Robert Evans who saved Paramount Pictures from collapse and produced films such as 'The Godfather&ap…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Love in Idleness, Menier Chocolate Factory, London, review: It brilliantly synthesises the two versions that exist of a play by Terence Rattigan by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Trevor Nunn has combined the texts from Rattigan's comedy 'Less Than Kind' with its revised version 'Love in Idleness' to create a new production that stars Eve Best…

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Filthy Business, Hampstead Theatre, London, review: Sara Kestelman left me feeling as weak with laughter as Dame Edna does by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Olivier Award-winning Sara Kestelman stars in Ryan Craig's new family comedy set in 1968, taking the lead as an East End matriarch who must protect her shop for future generations

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Snow in Midsummer, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, review: The translation used here seems to me the rockiest feature of the production by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The RSC is bringing Chinese classics to a Western audience with Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's 'Snow in Midsummer', a piece based on a classical Chinese drama by Guan Hanqing, which …

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Monday, March 13, 2017

My Country: A Work In Progress, Dorfman, National Theatre, review: Carol Ann Duffy rings a major's poet's ear to the music of the text by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Following the Brexit vote, real testimonials were collected from people nationwide and interwoven with speeches by politicians in this play by Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy and National The…

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Old Vic, London, review: Daniel Radcliffe's introspective, scrubby-cheeked Rosencrantz isn't bang on by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

David Leveaux's brilliant 50th anniversary revival of Tom Stoppard's play, which stars Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire, has a set designed by Anna Fleischle, which suspends the play i…

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Ugly Lies the Bone, Lyttelton, National Theatre, London, review: Jess is superbly played by Kate Fleetwood by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The American playwright Lindsey Ferrentino's makes her UK debut with this play about a war veteran, played by Fleetwood, who experiments with virtual reality therapy, to heal her emotio…

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Hamlet, Almeida, London, review: Andrew Scott is a wonderfully moving Hamlet by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Robert Icke's modern dress production of 'Hamlet', starring 'Sherlock' actor, Scott with Juliet Stevenson as Gertrude, may be too slow, but it is not to be missed

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Friday, February 24, 2017

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Young Vic, London, review: There's a deviant, mind-altering drollery running through this that I found delicious by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Played on a muddy stage, Joe Hill-Gibbins bleak production of Shakespeare's comedy, is going to divide audiences

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Twelfth Night, Olivier, National Theatre, London, review: There's a touch of Mrs Danvers about Greig's devoted steward by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Tamsin Grieg plays Malvolia, a traditionally male role, in Simon Godwin's new modern-dress production of Shakespeare's classic comedy of mistaken identity, joining the ranks of gre…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Wild Party, The Other Palace, London, review: Gorgeous jazz score – played to perfection by Theo Jamieson's smoking-hot eight piece band by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This darkly comic musical set in Manhattan in the 1920s is about a vaudeville showgirl and vaudeville clown who decide to throw a debauched party like no other

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Monday, February 20, 2017

See Me Now, Young Vic, London, review: The piece is open to the charge that it ends up as a therapy session for the performers by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Real-life sex workers take to the stage, in a production about prostitution, directed by Mimi Poskitt, with song and dance

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ventoux, Vault Festival, The Vaults, Waterloo, London, review: The actors pedal furiously on their stationary racing bikes by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The show about the rivalry between cycling superstars, Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani, dramatises a clash of personalities and their fall from grace

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Beware of Pity, Barbican, London, review: 120 minutes of nerve-racking tension by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Simon McBurney's compelling co-production between his own Complicite company and Schaubühne Berlin, is based on Stefan Zweig's 1939 novel, about a man's downfall after he tri…

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Silver Lining, Rose Theatre, Kingston, review: The play feels mechanical and lacking in real warmth - but I did laugh out loud once or twice by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Sandi Toksvig's comedy, set in an old people's care home, is about the plight of the elderly, but it is also a message against the treatment of senior actresses, who don't get…

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Run The Beast Down, Finborough, London, review: Ben Aldridge keeps you compelled by the character's monomania by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Lines blur between reality and fantasy in Titus Halder's debut play, starring Ben Aldridge as a man losing his sanity, which is directed by Hannah Price, with a live electronic score

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Sex With Strangers, Hampstead Theatre, London, review: Emila Fox and Theo James have witty, sparring sexual chemistry by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The two-hander, starring Emilia Fox and Theo James, which is written by Laura Eason, a scriptwriter on 'House of Cards', is a comedy about love and literary ambition in the digital…

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

The White Devil, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, review: It ain't Shakespeare – maybe it's more Tarantino by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Director Ann Ryan's candlelit production of John webster's 'The White Devil' at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, is the perfect setting for the play about deceit, treachery a…

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