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Death of a Salesman

Wendell Pierce excels in this compassionate, psychologically acute interpretation of Arthur Miller's classic that allows us to see a familiar play with fresh eyes. Laurence Green reviews.

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21st May 2019
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Rosmersholm

This timely revival of Ibsen's Rosmersholm "is a piercingly relevant work of personal and political passion, ambitious, complex and dramatically compelling. It might now in our troubled, searching times have found its right moment." Laurence Green reviews.

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13th May 2019
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Small Island

A passionate engagement with the past that is sure to resonate with audiences at a time when recognition and compensation for the Windrush generation is under such fierce scrutiny. Laurence Green reviews.

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8th May 2019
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All My Sons

Sally Field and Bill Pullman bring a real sense of authenticity to this production that is a testament to the enduring power of Arthur Miller's appeal to our collective conscience. Laurence Green reviews.

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30th Apr 2019
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I Spy With My Little Eye Something Beginning With Why Have You Been Sleeping With My Wife: A Play by Christopher Bliss

With dad jokes flying left right and centre and some nice physical comedy, this is a show for those who have never truly grown up and long may they remain! Gabriel Wilding reviews.

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26th Apr 2019
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Sweet Charity

A heart-pounding, foot-tapping ode to Broadway musicals which sees Anne-Marie Duff steal the show as the titular heroine. Laurence Green reviews.

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23rd Apr 2019
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Top Girls

Top Girls presents an argument for compassion, as well as a sharp look at social inequality in a country divided by its own ambitions, writes Laurence Green.

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12th Apr 2019
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Fiddler on the Roof

The resurgence in ant-Semitism ensures a timeless resonance to Trevor Nunn's revival of Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, writes Laurence Green.

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5th Apr 2019
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Emilia

Elements of pantomime and boisterous backchat make Emilia a rousing reminder of creative women who have been omitted from history or have had to fight to make themselves heard.

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5th Apr 2019
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Admissions

Alex Kingston and Andrew Woodall are perfectly cast in Joshua Harmon's satirical comedy skewering of the hypocrisies of the liberal left.

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25th Mar 2019
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Waitress

"A truly tasty treat, bringing an uplifting celebration of love and laughter to the West End stage." Laurence Green reviews Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre.

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20th Mar 2019
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Berberian Sound Studios

Cult 2012 film Berberian Sound Studios, playing at the Donmar Warehouse, is an example of how what works on celluloid can fall flat in the theatre.

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12th Mar 2019
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Only Fools and Horses

An affectionate, if lightweight, homage to the classic BBC sitcom with delightful performances from Tom Bennett (Del Boy) and Paul Whitehouse (Grandad). Laurence Green reviews.

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11th Mar 2019
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Tartuffe

This fresh, funny and thoughtful production shows that Tartuffe has lost none of its sparkle, writes Laurence Green.

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4th Mar 2019
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All About Eve

Ivo van Hove's unsettling re-imagining of the Mankiewicz classic about jealousy and ambition, which asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old. Laurence Green reviews.

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25th Feb 2019
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The Price

Arthur Miller's The Price is a powerful study of reunion and confrontation that yields a chest-full of pertinent and painful reflections on the forces that shape us, writes Laurence Green.

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25th Feb 2019
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Home, I'm Darling

Home, I'm Darling is a finely tuned, thought-provoking comedy about a mini revolution in deepest suburbia, with a superb central performance by Katherine Parkinson. Laurence Green reviews.

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11th Feb 2019
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Songs for Nobodies

A tour de force performance from Bernadette Robinson marks Joanna Murray-Smith's Songs for Nobodies as a glorious homage to many of the great voices that are no longer with us.

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28th Jan 2019
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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

Simon Russell Beale effortlessly holds the attention as Shakespeare's flawed monarch, but overall it is a production that lacks both clarity and insight, writes Laurence Green.

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2nd Jan 2019
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Sweat

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer prize winning 'Sweat' flits seamlessly between humour, heartbreak and trauma and emerges as a deeply profound and moving piece of work, writes Laurence Green.

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21st Dec 2018
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The Tell-Tale Heart

Laurence Green reviews a contemporary re-telling of Edgar Allan Poe's gothic chiller starring Tamara Lawrance and Imogen Doel at Dorfman Theatre.

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18th Dec 2018
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Theatre review of the year 2018

Laurence Green selects his top 10 theatre productions from a year which saw a resurgence of quality musicals and some memorable reworked classics.

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11th Dec 2018
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Switzerland

A twisting, chilling tale filled with razor-sharp dialogue as Phyllis Logan plays the esteemed crime novelist Patricia Highsmith in Joanna Murray-Smith's Switzerland at the Ambassadors Theatre. Laurence Green reviews.

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4th Dec 2018
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Hadestown

Laurence Green finds Anaïs Mitchell's Hadestown to be a tightly choreographed and genuinely inventive show that pitches romanticism against pragmatism and idealism against cold reality.

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27th Nov 2018
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Don Quixote

Andrew Jackson's RSC production of Don Quixote is overlong but achieves genuine poignancy while the clanky-armoured, straggly-haired David Threlfall looks born to play the role of the eccentric knight.

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19th Nov 2018
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Wise Children

Wise Children is a love-letter to the theatre, but Emma Rice's production at the Old Vic became submerged under a welter of confusion.

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12th Nov 2018
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Company

Marianne Elliott puts marriage under a contemporary microscope in this enjoyable re-imagining of Sondheim's Company. Indeed, this is company you should definitely keep, writes Laurence Green.

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31st Oct 2018
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Antony & Cleopatra

Antony & Cleopatra is both epic and intimate with shining performances from Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo as the titular leads showing that passion and politics are best kept apart. Laurence Green reviews.

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3rd Oct 2018
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Dance Nation

Clare Barron's award-winning Dance Nation is a frank and honest portrayal of adolescence, writes Laurence Green.

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24th Sep 2018
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Six

An exuberant, vivacious, highly original musical that is simply a joy to watch from start to finish! Laurence Green enjoys Six. a punkish romp with the wives of Henry VIII.

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5th Sep 2018
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