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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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Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre, review: a Billy Elliot for the gender-fluid age by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

A hit in Sheffield early this year, this musical about a teenage drag queen proves just as irresistible as it transfers to the West End

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Trestle, Southwark Playhouse, London, review: brimming with quiet insight and sympathetic humour by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Stewart Pringle's 'Trestle' which explores love and ageing has a whiff of 'Last of the Summer Wine' and 'Last Tango in Halifax' about the proceedings

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Slaves of Solitude, Hampstead Theatre, London, review: Needs more of a sense of purpose by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Jonathan Kent directs Nicholas Wright's stage adaptation of Patrick Hamilton's novel, but despite its flaws, Fenella Woolgar is perfect in the leading role as Miss Roach

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Exorcist, Phoenix Theatre, London, review: This show is less scary than the film but more profoundly disturbing by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

'The Exorcist' hits the West End stage 44 years after William Friedkin's classic horror film about the demonic possession of a 12-year-old girl which caused audience members t…

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Romantics Anonymous, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, review: Emma Rice's big-hearted swansong by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Rice leaves Shakespeare's Globe as its artistic director on a good note with a musical adaptation of the 2010 French-Belgian rom-com film' Les Emotifs Anonymes'

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Young Marx, Bridge Theatre, London, review: Rory Kinnear is on glorious form here by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr open the doors to their brand new theatre with a show that reunites the team behind one of the biggest smashes of that era - 'One Man, Two Guvnors'

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Venus in Fur, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, review: Natalie Dormer shows off her formidable theatrical talent by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The 'Game of Thrones' actress Dormer and David Oakes star in the West End premiere of David Ives' Broadway hit

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Lady from the Sea, Donmar Warehouse, London, review: Full of finely angled performances by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Elinor Cook's sharp adaptation moves Ibsen's play from the icy fjords of Norway in the 1880s to the sticky heat of the Caribbean in the 1950s

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Saint George and the Dragon, National Theatre, London, review: Staged in a witty, exciting fashion by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

'Chimerica' director Lyndsey Turner directs Rory Mullarkey's version of the George and the dragon legend against Rae Smith's beautiful set design

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Albion, Almeida Theatre, London, review: A work of deeply absorbing emotional richness by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Rupert Goold directs Mike Bartlett's new play - their first collaboration since their award-winning production of 'King Charles 111'

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A Woman of No Importance, Vaudeville Theatre, London, review: Eve Best is wonderfully moving by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Eve Best stars in Dominic Dromgoole's production as part of a year-long season of Oscar Wilde plays in the West End

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Beginning, National Theatre, London, review: A real depth of insight, humour and compassion by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

David Eldridge's new play is a wry, funny and touching meditation on the loneliness of the singleton, in the era of the dating app

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Young Frankenstein, Garrick Theatre, London, review: Silly and shameless from start to finish by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Mel Brooks' new musical version of his 1974 comedy horror movie has no agenda other than to make you laugh

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, Wyndham's Theatre, London, review: The two actors have superb chemistry by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham star in this two-hander by Simon Stephens in the first production of director Marianne Elliott's new theatre company

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Monday, October 2, 2017

King Lear, Minerva Theatre, Chichester, review: Ian McKellen's extraordinarily moving portrayal of King Lear by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Jonathan Munby's compelling chamber version of 'King Lear' in the Minerva Studio, allows McKellan to play-around with the beat and tempo of the verse

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

After the Rehearsal/Persona, Barbican, London, review: Ivo van Hove's fascinating double bill of Bergman by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Toneelgroep Amsterdam artfully pair two Bergman screenplays about the phoniness of the theatre

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Ramona Tells Jim, The Bush, London, review: fizzes with talent by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Sophie Wu's play captures the excruciating awkwardness of teenage love, but lacks plausibility when revisiting characters in adulthood

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Wings, Young Vic, London, review: A remarkable performance by Juliet Stevenson by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The actress is aerially suspended in a void playing a stroke victim in this revival of Arthur Kopit's play

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Oslo, National Theatre, London, review: There is a Byzantime complexity that gives the show the grip of an intellectual thriller by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Bartlett Sher's fast-paced and quick-witted staging of J T Rogers's new play is so much more than a slog through three hours of argument about the Middle East

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Boudica, Shakespeare's Globe, London, review: Gina McKee commands the stage by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Tristan Bernays's new historical play starring Mckee as Boudica closes the Globe's summer season

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Prism, Hampstead Theatre, London, review: Robert Lindsay gives a superb performance by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Terry Johnson's play about the Oscar-winning cinematographer Jack Cardiff with dementia is sensitively directed by the author

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Blinding Light, Jermyn Street Theatre, London, review: A cracking new play by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Howard Brenton's play tells the story of playwright August Strindberg who went through an infamous psychological crisis when he abandoned the stage and took up alchemy instead

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Knowledge, Charing Cross Theatre, London, review: Well-acted, rather delightful production by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Maureen Lipman directs her late husband Jack Rosenthal's play about would be cabbies

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