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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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Monday, September 11, 2017

Hyem (yem, hjem, home), Theatre 503, London, review: This debut play yammers with natural ability by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Actor Philip Correia's first play is a character study of broken lives

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Doubt, A Parable, Southwark Playhouse, London, review: A breathlessly tense production by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

John Patrick Shanley's play about a priest's ambiguous relationship with a young student gets its first London revival in ten years

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Follies, National Theatre, London, review: It's jaw-droppingly great by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Imelda Staunton is stunning in Dominic Cooke's revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Outlaws to In-Laws, King's Head Theatre, London, review: These disparate dramas connect like a moving, understated motif by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

As part of the King's Head Theatre's 2017 Queer Season, this compilation of seven, specially commissioned short plays, chart how the lives of gay men have changed since the 1950s

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Lions and Tigers, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, review: A superb central performance from Shubham Saraf by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Playwright Tanika Gupta's new play, based on the true story of her great uncle and freedom fighter Dinesh Gupta, marks the 70th anniversary of Indian independence from an unexepcted ang…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Windows, Finborough Theatre, London, review: Splendid performance by Charlotte Brimble by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This intimately staged production by Geoffrey Beevers marks the hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of the author's birth

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Loot, Park Theatre, London, review: Michael Fentiman's stylish and entertaining revival by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This revival of Joe Orton's black farce reinstates some of the lines that had been censored by the Lord Chamberlain by the time it achieved a West End transfer and the Evening Standard …

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Knives in Hens, Donmar Warehouse, London, review: Judith Roddy gives a splendid, emotionally daring performance by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Yaël Farber is back to form directing this haunting modern classic by David Harrower after her version of the Salome story at the National was scuppered by a terrible text

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Against, Almeida Theatre, London, review: From such an accomplished, on-the-ball writer as Christopher Shinn, this is a disappointment by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Despite its flaws, Ben Whishaw returns to the Almeida to give a mesmerising portrayal of Luke, a Silicon Valley aerospace billionaire, who believes God has spoken to him

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

King Lear, Shakespeare's Globe, London, review: A naked emotional spontaneity in Kevin McNally's fine performance by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Nancy Meckler's 'King Lear' may not be a great production but it is an honourable one that gathers in a gutting climax

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Majority, National Theatre, London, review: A thought-provoking play but not as revealing as one had hoped by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This new play by Rob Drummond doesn't address enough of the specific problems posed for democracy by the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Apologia, Trafalgar Studios, London, review: Stockard Channing's performance is magnificent by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The star of 'The West Wing' and 'Grease' takes the lead in Jamie Lloyd's revival of Alexi Kaye Campbell's play about a family and its secrets

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Coming Clean, King's Head Theatre, London, review: an entertaining revival of Kevin Elyot's debut play by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This bitter-sweet 1980s comedy offers a frank, moving portrait of gay relationships just before the AIDS crisis

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Road, Royal Court, London, review: Not as confrontational as the original by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The Royal Court's revival of Jim Cartwright's protest play about the working class is as relevant as ever 30 years later

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Girl from the North Country, Old Vic, London, review: The idea is inspired and the treatment piercingly beautiful by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Conor McPherson was approached by Bob Dylan's team to concoct a project round the songbook - the resulting play set in Depression-era Minnesota, conjures up the world from which Dylan&a…

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