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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Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration, Royal Opera House, London, review: This first evening was joyfully danced by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

British dance companies come together at the Royal Opera House to mark the 25th anniversary of MacMillan's death

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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

Origami, Battersea Power Station, London, review: Spectacular and unflashy by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding, 'Origami', which launches this year's Dance Umbrella festival, is performed at Battersea Power Station

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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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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hair, The Vaults, London, review: A full-throttle production by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

The Vaults is turned into an immersive Sixties venue for this big-hearted production of 'Hair The Musical' which is celebrating its 50th anniversary

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

BalletBoyz, Fourteen Days, Sadler's Wells, London, review: The company dance with assurance by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

BalletBoyz return with their original project - four pieces created in only 14 days

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Victory Condition, Royal Court, London, review: A fairly chilly theatrical encounter by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Both monologues are delivered in a monotone that makes it hard to stay tuned in Chris Thorpe's short two-hander

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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 9, 2017

Company Wayne McGregor, Sadler's Wells, London, review: There's a new breadth and intimacy to this choreography by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

McGregor's latest work 'Autobiography', which explores dance and genetics, breaks fresh ground

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Northern Ballet, Bradford Alhambra, review: A warm tribute to Kenneth MacMillan by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Northern Ballet celebrate the master choreographer MacMillan with a triple bill - the first time this company has performed his work

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Macbeth, Barbican, London, review: It's beautiful but this Macbeth never grabbed me by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

A revival of the late Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa's 'Macbeth', which sets the action in a 16th century samurai world, is performed in Japanese with English surtitles

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The Lie, Menier Chocolate Factory, London, review: French farce on fidelity sits uncomfortably between tragedy and comedy by Joe Vesey-Byrne, Joe Vesey-Byrne

Florian Zeller's follow up play to 'The Truth', directed by Lindsay Posner, contains affecting performances, but the overall result was not entertaining enough to be a light f…

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Labour of Love, Noel Coward Theatre, London, review: It's rare that five minutes go past without a proper roar of laughter by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

James Graham, who also wrote 'Ink' about 'The Sun' newspaper, pulls it off again with his latest play, a political rom-com, which stars Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Ink, Duke of York's, London, review: Truly thought-provoking by David Lister, David Lister

Following a sell-out season at the Almeida, James Graham's play about a young Rupert Murdoch and his acquisition of The Sun newspaper in 1969 , has now transferred to the West End

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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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Friday, September 29, 2017

Turkey, Hope Theatre, London, review: An exhilarating anti-romance about how babies are made by Joe Vesey-Byrne, Joe Vesey-Byrne

This richly written debut play takes the audience inside a realistically fragile relationship, all to watch it crumble tragically before them.

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Debut, Acosta Danza, Sadler's Wells, London, review: a new company launched with energy and panache by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Combining ballet and contemporary dance, Carlos Acosta's new company balances Cuban roots with a sense of adventure

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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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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Royal Opera House, London, review: more spectacle than ballet by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Christopher Wheeldon's Alice dazzles, but both dance and characterisation have to fight to make it through the whirl

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Doctor Foster star Bertie Carvel and playwright James Graham on staging Rupert Murdoch by Roslyn Sulcas, Roslyn Sulcas

Carvel plays Rupert Murdoch in the West End transfer of Graham's acclaimed play, which looks at the 1969 takeover of The Sun

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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

The Revlon Girl, Park Theatre, London, review: A rich drama about grief, greed, and make-up by Joe Vesey-Byrne, Joe Vesey-Byrne

Four mothers grieve the loss of their children in the Aberfan disaster in a remarkably warm, sorrowful, and times even funny drama about survivors, small-town bickering, and make-up.

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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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Amalia Hernandez: The woman whose spectacular folk ballet brought Mexican culture to the world stage by Joe Sommerlad, Joe Sommerlad

Latest Google Doodle celebrates a choreographer instrumental in popularising the proud musical traditions of her homeland with international audiences

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Monday, September 18, 2017

The Royal Ballet, Hull New Theatre reopening, review: Virtuoso dazzle with homecoming warmth by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Stars of The Royal Ballet reopened Hull New Theatre with performances by Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares as well as local dancers including the Mariinsky Ballet's Xander Parish

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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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