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Friday, February 16, 2018

Girls & Boys, Royal Court, London, review: A remarkable return for Carey Mulligan by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The 'Great Gatsby' star returns to the West End stage in Dennis Kelly's solo show about a disintegrating marriage which is directed by 'Posh' and 'Chimerica&apo…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The York Realist, Donmar Warehouse, London, review: A pitch-perfect, impeccably acted production by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Peter Gill's tender gay love story is about the conflicting aspirations of the lovers rather than societal prejudice that drives the two men apart

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Captive Queen, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, review: Daringly conceived, but a touch undercooked in its execution by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Barrie Rutter's swansong as artistic director of Northern Broadsides is a re-imagining of John Dryden's 1675 tragedy 'Aureng-zebe'

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Gundog, Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court, London, review: Finely acted and beautifully paced by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Simon Logan's debut Royal Court play, directed by Vicky Featherstone, about two sisters fighting for survival on a rural farm, shows him to be a playwright of distinct promise

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Long Day's Journey into Night, Wyndham's Theatre, London, review: Shatteringly good by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville star in Richard Eyre's revival - an unmissable masterpiece

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Dry Powder, Hampstead Theatre, London, review: A razor-sharp comedy by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Hayley Atwell takes a glorious relish in conveying the conscience-free capitalist zealotry of Jenny in Sarah Burgess's comedy set in the cut-throat world of high-finance

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Eugenius!, The Other Palace, London , review: The show has a rollicking spirit by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The superhero musical, driven by a catchy Eighties-inspired score, which includes Mark Hamill of 'Star Wars' fame amusingly voicing a robot, will plant a smile of your face

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Julius Caesar, The Bridge Theatre, London, review: Ben Whishaw is excellent as Brutus by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Nicholas Hytner proves again that Shakespeare's plays can be powerfully pertinent for today with this modern-day promenade production of 'Julius Caesar' which stars Whishaw an…

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Lady Windermere's Fan, Vaudeville Theatre, London, review: Jennifer Saunders is inspired casting by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Kathy Burke directs the second play of Oscar Wilde's work that Dominic Dromgoole's new company Classic Spring is bringing to the West End

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Woman Before a Glass, Jermyn Street Theatre, London, review: Judy Rosenblatt captures the shafts of loneliness and pathos beautifully by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This one-woman show about the great art collector Peggy Guggenheim, who loved art and sex in about equal measure, is part of Jermyn Street Theatre's Scandal season

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Friday, January 19, 2018

The Birthday Party, Harold Pinter Theatre, London, review: Zoe Wanamaker and Peter Wight are superb by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This starry, meticulous, beautifully considered revival demonstrates the play's undiminished power to disconcert

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

All's Well That Ends Well, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, review: You look at 'All's Well' with new eyes by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Caroline Byrne's compelling interpretation of Shakespeare's play is set in the candlelit intimacy of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Strangers in Between, Trafalgar Studios, London, review: Adam Spreadbury-Maher's beautifully cast production well deserves this transfer by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The Australian playwright Tommy Murphy's witty coming-of-age play explores the highs and lows of growing up gay in modern Australia

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Royal Court, London, review: A well-judged revival by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Andrea Dunbar's semi-autobiographical play, which she wrote in 1982 when she was just 19, is about two teenage schoolgirls who are groomed by the 27 year old married Bob

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

My Mum's A Twat, Royal Court, London, review: An invigorating debut by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This one-woman show by Anoushka Warden, starring Patsy Ferran and co-directed by Vicky Featherstone and Jude Christian, is a real winner

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Hanna, Arcola Theatre, London, review: Beautifully performed by Sophie Khan Levy by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The Offie-nominated playwright Sam Potter asks what family means in a modern society

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Into the Numbers, Finborough Theatre, London, review: An absorbing production by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The American playwright Christopher Chen's play commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Hamilton first night review: 'A magnificent achievement' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The most frenziedly anticipated musical in London since 'The Book of Mormon' lives up to the hype and is not to be missed, says Paul Taylor

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Grinning Man, Trafalgar Studios, London, theatre review: 'Recommended' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The pared-back adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1869 novel L'Homme Qui Rit ("The Man Who Laughs") was created by War Horse director Tom Morris at the Bristol Old Vic

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Belleville, Donmar Warehouse, London, theatre review: 'The acting is terrific' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Some terrific acting from James Norton and Imogen Poots in Amy Herzog's study of a young marriage that is starting to unravel

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The Jungle, Young Vic, London, theatre review: 'Wonderfully humane and illuminating' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The Jungle is the playwriting debut from Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson who built a theatre - the Good Chance - in the heart of an unofficial refugee and migrant camp in Calais

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Pinocchio, Lyttelton, National Theatre, London, review: A handful of ridiculously catchy songs by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This is the first time that the Disney organisation has given its blessing to a stage version of the 1940 movie

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Twilight Zone, Almeida Theatre, London, review: A witty and piquant alternative to forced jollity by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Anne Washburn's production of the acclaimed CBS Television Series 'The Twilight Zone' includes a mash-up of eight of the original transmissions

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Cell Mates, Hampstead Theatre, London, review: An astute revival by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The first major revival since the original 1995 production of Simon Gray's play which was deemed a flop after Stephen Fry left the show suffering with depression

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Imperium, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, review: Richard McCabe gives a superb central performance by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Mike Poulton, who adapted Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell novels, 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up The Bodies', has turned Robert Harris' trilogy of novels about Cicer…

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Barnum, Menier Chocolate Factory, London, review: Choreography that takes the breath away by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Gordon Greenberg's striking production transforms the small Menier Chocolate Factory theatre into a Big Top and circus ring with comedian Marcus Brigstocke in the title role

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dear Brutus, Southwark Playhouse, London, review: A cleverly mounted revival by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This darkly comic play by 'Peter Pan's' J M Barrie has deliberate echoes of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Parliament Square, Bush Theatre, London, review: An artfully structured work by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

James Fritz's powerful play, which won the Judges' Award in the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, explores what one person can do to effect change

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Goats, Royal Court, London, review: The writing is shrewd and impassioned but it lacks bite by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

A major new work by Syrian playwright and documentary filmmaker Liwaa Yazji explores propaganda in a village and includes six real goats on stage

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Christmas Carol, Old Vic, London, review: Rhys Ifans gives a remarkably powerful performance by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Matthew Warchus directs Jack Thorne's new adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic with Ifans as Scrooge

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Bad Roads, Royal Court, London, review: 'a savage look at the dehumanising impact of war' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Ukrainian dramatist Natal'ya Vorozhbit's play switches between bitter comedy and horror as it focuses on women's experiences in wartime

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