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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Ear for Eye review at Royal Court, London – ‘astonishing and uncompromising’ by Sam Marlowe

Debbie Tucker Green doesn’t so much write plays as construct intricate theatrical architecture out of language. With Ear for Eye, she goes

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Pack of Lies review at Menier Chocolate Factory – ‘an affecting revival’ by Sam Marlowe

How far would you go for your friends – and what if you suspected everything they’d ever told you was a lie?

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Antony and Cleopatra starring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo review at the National Theatre – ‘thrilling and lucid’ by Sam Marlowe

It’s a twilight romance wrapped in a bloody fist, and an epic tragedy of avarice, exploitation and thirst for power. Simon Godwin’s

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Foxfinder review at Ambassadors Theatre, London – ‘flat production of a dazzling play’ by Sam Marlowe

Sharp of tooth and riddled with a clawing dread, Dawn King’s 2011 rural drama is a fierce and fabulous beast. An intriguing

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Director Maria Aberg – from a blood-soaked Duchess of Malfi to a ‘very silly’ Little Shop of Horrors by Sam Marlowe

After a gore soaked Duchess of Malfi at the RSC, Maria Aberg is bringing the ‘very silly’ Little Shop of Horrors to

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Indira Varma: ‘If you don’t get big in the first 10 years of your career, you’re lucky’ by Sam Marlowe

Indira Varma says success is ‘just fucking luck’. Currently appearing in Ionesco’s Exit the King at the National, the actor, best known

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

One for Sorrow review at Royal Court, London – ‘a riveting, quicksilver thriller’ by Sam Marlowe

Dread explodes into horrific reality. Two bombs – one in a club,another outside a bar – rip bloody holes in London. We

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie review at Donmar Warehouse – ‘beautifully acted’ by Sam Marlowe

Most of us know her, with her crisp Morningside accent, her lemony aphorisms and her elegant eccentricity, from Maggie Smith’s Oscar-winning performance

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Director Natalie Abrahami: ‘Theatremakers must lead the public conversation and push things forward’ by Sam Marlowe

Since her five-year tenure as co-artistic director of London’s Gate Theatre, during which she championed women writers, the director has forged a

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Effigies of Wickedness review at Gate Theatre, London – ‘wildly entertaining and spiked with menace’ by Sam Marlowe

“The world’s gone nuts, so best of luck!” trill the seductive quartet of performers in this captivating cabaret – a message of

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Kate Fleetwood: ‘The more versatile you are, the better chance of longevity’ by Sam Marlowe

The chameleon actor made her mark with a string of lauded lead performances including Lady Macbeth and Medea. Ahead of starring in

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Prudes review at Royal Court, London – ‘a probing comedy about sexual politics’ by Sam Marlowe

Here’s a prospect to make you blush, giggle and squirm. We’re ushered into a boudoir, a sugar-pink Barbara Cartland confection of cushions,

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Instructions for Correct Assembly review at Royal Court, London – ‘cleverly constructed but bloodless’ by Sam Marlowe

“Hello!” chirps Max and Harry’s son, as they remove him from his packaging and boot him up for the first time –

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Kiln Theatre artistic director Indhu Rubasingham: ‘Theatre should bring unheard voices into the mainstream’ by Sam Marlowe

Turning her back on a career in medicine to pursue a drama degree, the director rose rapidly through the ranks to take

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Pericles, Prince de Tyr review at Barbican, London – ‘arresting and imaginative’ by Sam Marlowe

Shakespeare’s tempestuous late romance of loss and exile has both fairytale allure and modern resonance, its action spanning years and oceans, with

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Friday, April 6, 2018

The Way of the World review at Donmar Warehouse, London – ‘a slick, handsome production’ by Sam Marlowe

Money can’t buy you love – but it can certainly get you a temporary imitation of it. In William Congreve’s dazzling, intricately

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Pressure review at Park Theatre, London – ‘David Haig’s affecting wartime drama’ by Sam Marlowe

What could be more British than a drama of wartime heroism and the weather? At times David Haig’s Pressure, first seen in

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Great Wave review at National Theatre, London – ‘fascinating, but flawed’ by Sam Marlowe

Sometimes the story transcends its telling. And so it proves in The great Wave, a new play by the Japanese-Northern Irish writer

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Old Fools review at Southwark Playhouse, London – ‘tender and affecting’ by Sam Marlowe

Tom loves Viv and Viv loves Tom. Only sometimes, Tom forgets who Viv is. Tristan Bernays’ short, bruising play tenderly tracks a

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Fanny and Alexander review at Old Vic, London – ‘colourful and involving’ by Sam Marlowe

“More life, more love!” cries Fanny and Alexander’s doomed father Oscar, as he raises his last ever Christmas toast in this adaptation

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Picnic at Hanging Rock review at Barbican Theatre, London – ‘slippery, fascinating and potent’ by Sam Marlowe

It’s a story so enigmatically compelling that many believe it to be true: the unexplained disappearance, on Valentine’s Day, 1900, of three

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Julius Caesar, Bridge Theatre review – blood, sweat and bullets by Sam Marlowe

Nicholas Hytner’s rabble-rousing production pits the ruling elite against populismAll hail! Shakespeare’s Roman drama may be enjoying something of a resurgence at present, but it rarely …

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Julius Caesar, Bridge Theatre review – blood, sweat and bullets by Sam Marlowe

★★★★ JULIUS CAESAR, BRIDGE THEATRE Nicholas Hytner’s rabble-rousing production pits the ruling elite against populismNicholas Hytner’s rabble-rousing production pits the ruling e…

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

John review at National Theatre, London – ‘exquisite, disturbing and startlingly funny’ by Sam Marlowe

We all know that unsettling sensation of being watched – the prickling in the back of the neck, the certainty that eyes

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

2017: Best regional shows of the year by Sam Marlowe

Despite big funding cuts and several regime changes, regional theatres saw box office receipts rise. Sam Marlowe provides her top picks and

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Hamilton, Victoria Palace review - rich, radical and ridiculously exciting by Sam Marlowe

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hugely anticipated hit musical is a massive achievement“Are you aware that we’re making history?” demands Alexander Hamilton in the show that has finally made th…

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Belleville review at Donmar Warehouse, London – ‘lurid and bloodless’ by Sam Marlowe

Blood and screaming babies, drugs and vomit: yep, there’s definitely  something amiss in the boho Parisian domicile of good-looking young Americans Abby

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Network starring Bryan Cranston review at the National Theatre – ‘savage and timely satire’ by Sam Marlowe

The USA in 1975: year of two assassination attempts on President Gerald Ford, the capture of Patty Hearst, and the Thriller in

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Romantics Anonymous review at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London – ‘an irresistible treat’ by Sam Marlowe

Ooh la la, quel delice! This musical, based on the 2010 French-Belgian film Les Emotifs Anonymes is utterly gorgeous. Souffle-light and swooningly

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Albion review at Almeida Theatre, London – ‘gloriously rich’ by Sam Marlowe

Set in a country garden, Mike Bartlett’s new play digs wide and deep – and the soil proves fertile. Albion is an

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Beginning, National Theatre review - assured, intimate, but short of surprises by Sam Marlowe

David Eldridge's wry-warm two-hander on the unsexy side of singledom Loneliness: in the age of the digital hook-up and the flaunting narcissism of social media, it’s become a strange …

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