Friday, March 24, 2023

'BLACK SUPERHERO' review — a charismatic carnival of incident and emotion by Matt Wolf

Olivier nominee Danny Lee Wynter makes his playwriting debut in a play starring himself, Ako Mitchell, and Dyllón Burnside, from the TV series 'Pose'

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

'Eugenius!' review — no superhero could save this muddled musical by Matt Wolf

Elliott Evans takes the title role in this latest iteration of a still-problematic, slow-aborning musical, here directed by Hannah Chissick

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

'Further than the Furthest Thing' review — a deeply visceral play finds meaning in the mysterious by Matt Wolf

Jenna Russell, in a break from her storied musicals career, plays the Scotswoman, Mill, in this fine revival of Zinnie Harris's elliptical if intriguing 2000 play, seen off Broadway in 2002

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

'Marjorie Prime' review — an eerie look at AI's future potential by Matt Wolf

Anne Reid inherits Lois Smith's stage and screen role as Marjorie, opposite Olivier nominee Richard Fleeshman, late of the West End "Company"

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Friday, March 3, 2023

'Trouble in Butetown' review — Tinuke Craig brings WWII Cardiff to life by Matt Wolf

The director Tinuke Craig follows up last summer's 'Jitney' with another bustling, boisterous play, this one a premiere from the Nigerian-British writer Diana Nneka Atuona; Sarah Parish star…

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

'The Winter's Tale' review — Shakespeare's play is cleverly reinvented for the ages by Matt Wolf

Sergo Vares and John Lightbody head the cast in Shakespeare's late Romance, which utilises both stages at the Globe for the first time.

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Thursday, February 23, 2023

'Women, Beware the Devil' review — Rupert Goold directs a stylish play with little substance by Matt Wolf

Lydia Leonard, late of "Oslo," leads the cast of young writer Lulu Raczka's Jacobean mash-up, directed for the Almeida by the busy Rupert Goold.

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Friday, February 17, 2023

'Graceland' review — Sabrina Wu superbly performs a show better suited for the page by Matt Wolf

Sabrina Wu, recently seen in "The Doctor," graduates to the solo part in critic-turned-playwright Ava Wong Davies's anatomy of love and loss

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

'The Lehman Trilogy' review — epic play continues to astonish with new cast by Matt Wolf

Hadley Fraser leads adroit new cast in third separate London showing of Ben Power's five-time Tony-winning play.

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Monday, February 6, 2023

'2:22 - A Ghost Story' review — Cheryl triumphs in her West End debut by Matt Wolf

Onetime Girls Aloud pop star Cheryl makes a terrific West End debut in newly apposite thriller from Danny Robins

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Friday, February 3, 2023

'Titus Andronicus' review — Jude Christian adds a revelatory sleekness to Shakespeare's bloodiest play by Matt Wolf

Katy Stephens is a magnificent, maleficent Titus in Jude Christian's all-female production in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, complete with original songs

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

'Sound of the Underground' review — a full-bodied celebration of the drag scene by Matt Wolf

London's underground queer culture comes "above ground" for deliberately formless Royal Court show

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Friday, January 20, 2023

The Unfriend' review — Steven Moffat's debut play is an irresistible comic thriller by Matt Wolf

TV writer Steven Moffat, of Sherlock and Doctor Who renown, crosses over to the stage in a starry production headed by the wonderful Reece Shearsmith

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'Alex Edelman: Just For Us' review — a whipsmart blend of personal and political comedy by Matt Wolf

Alex Edelman brings his superb Off Broadway hit back to London, where it was previously seen pre-pandemic

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

'Watch on the Rhine' review — Lillian Hellman's quietly explosive play haunts the mind by Matt Wolf

Lillian Hellman's prescient 1940 play is terrifically well served in a Donmar revival starring English stage veteran Patricia Hodge and a radiant UK stage debut from Caitlin FitzGerald

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

'Hakawatis' review — a storytelling sisterhood reshape Scheherazade's 1001 Nights by Matt Wolf

Pooja Ghai directs Hannah Khalil's play, a co-production between Shakespeare's Globe and Tamasha that captures in some essential way captures the zeitgeist

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Monday, December 19, 2022

'Mother Goose' review — Ian McKellen leads a megawatt pantomime for the ages by Matt Wolf

Ian McKellen is Caroline Goose in a blissed-out panto joyfully directed by Cal McCrystal and co-starring the indispensable Anna-Jane Casey as Cilla Quack.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

'Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol' review — a country-infused seasonal delight warms the soul by Matt Wolf

Robert Bathurst is a nightshirt-wearing Scrooge in a winning 1930s Tennessee take on the ubiquitous Dickens title

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Friday, December 9, 2022

'Mandela' review - banal new musical isn't as pioneering as its title leader by Matt Wolf

Michael Luwoye, late of "Hamilton," has the title role in drearily hagiographic biomusical, enlivened only by its dancing

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

'Kerry Jackson' review — an offensive state-of-the-nation sitcom by Matt Wolf

TV actress Fay Ripley in misbegotten comedy set in east London's Walthamstow

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

'Henry V' review — a chilling anatomy of one man’s slide into savagery by Matt Wolf

Oliver Johnstone plays a notably brutal warrior-king in this deliberately revisionist take on Shakespeare's history play

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Friday, November 25, 2022

'Baghdaddy' review — a poignant reflection on identity and immigration by Matt Wolf

Jasmine Naziha Jones takes the lead female role in her own debut play, which is very much a work of two different halves.

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

'A Christmas Carol' review — a festive story that serves as an emotional awakening by Matt Wolf

Tony-winner Owen Teale is the sixth Scrooge so far in the Old Vic's London iteration of Dickens's seasonal mainstay; Lydia White makes a notably charming Belle

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

'The Sex Party' review — a limp and confusing play suffers from questionable stereotyping by Matt Wolf

Beckett specialist Lisa Dwan and Oscar winner Timothy Hutton head cast of the latest from English writer-director Terry Johnson

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

'Marvellous' review — biographical play is filled with heart, but could use more art by Matt Wolf

Theresa Heskins co-authors and directs overinsistent adaptation of the life of Neil (Nello) Baldwin, a 76-year-old Staffordshire legend, which launches a lovely new West End venue

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Monday, October 24, 2022

'My Son's a Queer (But What Can You Do?)' review — a celebration of being your best, most theatrical self by Matt Wolf

Rob Madge solo play comes to the West End for two weeks, directed by Luke Sheppard, of "& Juliet" fame.

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

'The Boy With Two Hearts' review — a heartwrenching yet sanitised tale by Matt Wolf

Phil Porter adapts heart-tugging memoir that was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Thursday, September 29, 2022

'Jews. In Their Own Words.' review — a series of remarkable testimonies and reflections on British Judaism by Matt Wolf

Royal Court verbatim theatre is both affecting - and self-flagellating

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

'The Clinic' review — an invigorating play connects the political and personal with ease by Matt Wolf

Maynard Eziashi and Donna Berlin play husband and wife in exciting Almeida Theatre premiere from Dipo Baruwa-Etti

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Monday, September 12, 2022

'Antigone' review — Inua Ellams adapts Sophocles' Greek tragedy with high emotions by Matt Wolf

Max Webster and Jo Tyabji co-direct Inua Ellams' modern-day adaptation of Sophocles tragedy.

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