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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Summer Rolls, Park Theatre review - racism laid bare to mixed results by Tim Cornwell

Tuyen Do's playwriting debut marks first-ever British Vietnamese play seen in the UK There’s a moment in Summer Rolls, at the Nguyen family dinner table, when a veil is briefly pulled bac…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Other People's Money, Southwark Playhouse review - onetime Off Broadway hit retains its sting by Tim Cornwell

Greed is good or at least entertaining in feisty Off West End revival Deft and funny and nicely cast, what's not to like about Other People's Money, the era-defining Jerry Sterner play in r…

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

The Life I Lead, Park Theatre review - pleasant enough but lacks bite by Tim Cornwell

Solo play looks back blandly at the celebrated screen dad in "Mary Poppins" I am deeply jealous of Miles Jupp's dressing gown in The Life I Lead, the solo play at the Park Theatre. It's a si…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

We're Staying Right Here, Park Theatre review - rough and not entirely ready by Tim Cornwell

Mental distress takes centre-stage in metaphor-heavy play We're Staying Right Here, Henry Devas's debut play premiering on the smaller of the Park Theatre's two stages, carries a trigger wa…

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Keith? A Comedy, Arcola Theatre review - Molière mined for Brexit-era laughs by Tim Cornwell

Canny update of a 17th-century classic locates real laughs in today's censorious landscape Breathe in the love and breathe out the bullshit. After the Arcola Theatre's founder and artistic d…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Home, I'm Darling, Duke of York's Theatre review - Katherine Parkinson rules the roost by Tim Cornwell

National Theatre transfer hits the West End sweet spotThe Fifties? They were terrible: bone-cold houses where people huddled round the fireplace for heat, empty Sundays that lasted a month, …

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Beast on the Moon, Finborough Theatre review - drama of familial displacement packs a quiet punch by Tim Cornwell

American play from mid-'90s resonates afresh todayIn the history of early photography in the Middle East, it was the Armenian Christian traders and their descendents who became the pion…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Stop and Search, Arcola Theatre review - a murky view of modern-day Britain by Tim Cornwell

Three interconnected stories struggle to add up A road tunnel through the Alps, stretching underneath Mont Blanc: Tel (Shaun Mason) is ploughing home to London in a borrowed Merc, strung out…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Time Is Love/Tiempo es Amor, Finborough Theatre review - sultry yet static by Tim Cornwell

Ché Walker play provides a lively platform for the formidable Sheila Atim Confessions first: I fell asleep mid-way through Time Is Love/Tiempo es Amor, from too much time on trains and plan…

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Friday, December 14, 2018

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Piccadilly Theatre review - back for a heart-tugging encore by Tim Cornwell

Award-winning adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel retains its ingenuity and pathos One emotional high point in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the much-lauded Simon Ste…

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Friday, December 7, 2018

A Christmas Carol, Old Vic review - Dickens adaptation returns, depth and mince pies intact by Tim Cornwell

Last year's festive-season hit, re-cast, continues to enchant The Old Vic's revival of its successful Christmas Carol first seen this time last year had me at the mince pies: they were …

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

War Horse, National Theatre review - still touching after all these years by Tim Cornwell

International sensation stirs the heart anew in its return homeWar Horse at the National Theatre on Sunday’s Armistice Day centenary: there were medalled veterans and at least one priest i…

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