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Thursday, March 21, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Betrayal review: Tom Hiddleston excels in a brilliant performance by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Jamie Lloyd directs an exceptionally thoughtful and searching revival of this time-reverse play

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

From Harold Pinter's Betrayal to Christopher Nolan's Memento: why create art that goes backwards? by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

As 'Betrayal' returns to the stage, starring Tom Hiddleston, Paul Taylor looks at the vast body of art in which people are shown living their lives backwards – to arresting and revealing e…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Waitress, Adelphi Theatre, review: 'This show is the real deal' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This is both a romcom set in the workplace and a feminist drama

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Come from Away, Phoenix Theatre, review: Drama thrives on conflict and this musical about 9/11 has very little of that by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

It would be impossible to imagine a more complete antidote to Neil LaBute's 2002 play 'The Mercy Seat' than this warm musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

All About Eve, Noel Coward Theatre, review: Gillian Anderson is arresting in emphatically successful update of classic film by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The supporting cast are hit-and-miss, but Anderson and Lily James deliver strong performances in production of Joseph Mankiewicz's 1950 masterpiece

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Pinter 7, Harold Pinter Theatre, London review: This season will be much missed by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

It's hard to credit the profusion of top talent that has been involved in this project over the past six months

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second review, Almeida, London: A fresh and challenging evening by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Simon Russell Beale proves himself our foremost Shakespearean actor

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

True West, Vaudeville Theatre, review: An engaging dose of visceral elation by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

While Harington impresses, it's Johnny Flynn whose comic perfection elevates this wonderfully warped production

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Pinter Three and Four, review: 'Surprisingly joyous. I can't wait for the next batch of shows' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Jamie Lloyd's six month season celebrating the complete corpus of Pinter's short plays continues

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

White Teeth, Kiln Theatre, London, review: The first ever stage adaptation of Zadie Smith's novel by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

You can't help but raise a cheer for Smith and for this lively, light-footed take on her work

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

'Ear for eye', Royal Court, review: An impassioned play about stalled progress by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

debbie tucker green's piece gives us snapshots of African American and black British experience at a time of deep frustration with the racist forces at the top

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A Very Very Very Dark Matter review, Bridge Theatre, London: Martin McDonagh play lacks intellectual nuance by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

From the man who wrote and directed 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' comes this determinedly dark and twisted fable that fails to live up to expectations

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

David Hare's 'I'm Not Running', National Theatre, Lyttelton review: An absorbing, flawed evening by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Play starring Sian Brooke and Alex Hassell is a bemusing work that seems to be operating in a kind of vacuum or alternative past

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Antony & Cleopatra, Olivier, National Theatre review: Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo offer blazing star power by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Simon Godwin's production of the Shakespearian tragedy proves to be an astute and moving work

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Heathers, Theatre Royal, Haymarket, review: Packed with talent, but is this jollied-up version sufficiently unsettling? by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Part of the appeal of the cult 1989 movie is how it traces a fine line between satire and bad taste as it tackles peer pressure, bullying, body image, teen suicide and mass school shootings

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Holy Sh!t, Kiln Theatre, Kilburn, London review: A vigorously funny production of Alexis Zegerman's sharp play by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Zegerman's astringent comedy is in the theatre's best traditions of being provocatively topical

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Friday, September 7, 2018

The Humans, Hampstead Theatre, review: Remarkably daring production from Edward Hall by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Insecurities stalk this bitterly funny and piercingly sad play

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Love's Labour's Lost, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, review: Enchantingly daft and dexterous by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

There's real delicacy of feeling in this production as well as full-blooded fun

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Pericles, Olivier, National Theatre, London, review: 'An uplifting achievement' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

A company of 200 Londoners of all ages and backgrounds has joined forces with professional actors for this show

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Tamburlaine, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, review: A vivid and incisive version suggesting resonances with our own age of tyrants by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

A stimulating, fluent, and strongly cast production that's trenchantly alive to Christopher Marlowe's provocative black comedy

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Emilia, Shakespeare's Globe, London - review: a landmark moment for the theatre by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor reviews the stunning Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's extraordinarily rousing new play

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Merry Wives of Windsor, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, review - The play has never felt so strongly feminist by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Shakespeare effectively invented the sitcom with the only play he set in England in his own times

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Little Shop of Horrors, Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London, review: 'You'd be mad to miss this uplifting revival' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's tongue-in-cheek 1982 musical tells the Faustian story of a hapless Skid Row florist who wins love, fame and fortune when he cultivates a rampantly bloodthirst…

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Aristocrats, Donmar Warehouse, London, review: A fresh and arresting revival by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Lyndsey Turner, the director of the Benedict Cumberbatch Hamlet and Lucy Kirkwood's Chimerica, directs the first major revival of Brian Friel's 1979 play since his death three years ago

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Little Shop of Horrors, Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London, review: 'You'd be mad to miss this uplifting revival' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Alan Mencken and Howard Ashman's tongue-in-cheek 1982 musical tells the Faustian story of a hapless Skid Row florist who wins love, fame and fortune when he cultivates a rampantly bloodthirs…

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Friday, August 3, 2018

The Importance of Being Earnest, Vaudeville Theatre: Manages to be subversive and conformist at the same time by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Does anybody need The Importance "decoding" in this heavy-handed, pseudo-radical way?

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Othello, Shakespeare's Globe, review: Mark Rylance is brilliant as Iago in a production that flares into glorious life by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Shakespeare's Globe's great founding artistic director stars as Iago in this production directed by his wife, Claire van Kampen

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Home, I'm Darling, National Theatre, London, review: Sharp, funny and sad - and well worth a ticket by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Laura Wade's first original play since Posh sees 38-year-old Judy's doomed attempt to achieve marital bliss by becoming a 1950s-style Domestic Goddess

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Spamilton, Menier Chocolate Factory, London, review: A relentlessly in-jokey spoof musical by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Broadway's arch-parodist Gerard Alessandrini takes a swipe at Lin-Manuel Miranda and 'Hamilton'

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