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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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The Importance of Being Earnest

Laurence Green enjoys one of the most immaculately crafted stage comedies of all time as The Importance of Being Earnest concludes a year-long celebration of the work of Oscar Wilde.

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9th Aug 2018
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Spamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Spamilton is a clever and entertaining send up of last year's Broadway and West End smash, Hamilton. Laurence Green reviews.

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1st Aug 2018
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The King and I

The King and I, the 60-year-old Rogers and Hammerstein classic redressed with gorgeous sets and needle sharp choreography, is a sensory treat writes Laurence Green.

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11th Jul 2018
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Pressure

David Haig's debut play expertly combines elements of excitement, drama and self doubt as crucial decisions are made in the hours leading up to the pivotal D-Day landings.

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25th Jun 2018
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Red

Alfred Molina is 'stunning' as American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko in Michael Grandage's Red. Laurence Green reviews.

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30th May 2018
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Nightfall

A rural farm is the backdrop for Barney Norris's slow burn study in grief, heartbreak and betrayal. Laurence Green reviews.

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18th May 2018
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Nine Night

"Nine Night is a moving and very funny play with a rich emotional depth that gives firm voice to the Windrush generation" writes Laurence Green.

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15th May 2018
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Chess

A musical spectacle but one which is dramatically malnourished, Laurence Green reviews Laurence Conner's production of the 80s musical, Chess.

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15th May 2018
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Mood Music

"Joe Penhall's play, Mood Music, asks questions of the music industry - specifically how can two people claim credit for one song - but falls short in terms of both tension and depth" writes Laurence Green

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15th May 2018
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Tina

A performance of power and finesse brings this biopic of rock icon Tina Turner to life and is a celebration of the singer's triumph over adversity, writes Laurence Green.

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25th Apr 2018
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