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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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The Bay at Nice

A small gem that says more in its 80 minutes than many plays more than twice its length and certainly makes for essential viewing. Laurence Green reviews The Bay at Nice.

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1st Apr 2019
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At Eternity's Gate

Willem Dafoe stars as Vincent van Gogh in Julian Schnable's biopic but a sluggish, labouring script that labours not so much on the life of the painter or even his work but on the never ending question of “why”.

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1st 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
Laurence Green
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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
Laurence Green
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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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If Beale Street Could Talk

Laurence Green reviews Barry Jenkins' angry, assured and distinctive drama which asserts that even in a world of corruption and prejudice, love and dignity can prevail.

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6th 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
Laurence Green
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Out and about: Tabac

In need of post-festive pick me up or a treat to kick the January Blues, Kentish Town's newest drinking nook - the charming and French bar Tabac - provides as the perfect winter hideaway.

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9th 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
Laurence Green
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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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The Wild Pear Tree

A sobering, beautifully shot film of dashed hopes and inter-generational relationships (directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan) that implants itself on the mind. Laurence Green reviews.

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3rd 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
Laurence Green
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ear for eye

Debbie Tucker's 'ear for eye' is a dense and at times, deliberately alienating vision of race, language and power structures which dispenses with a traditional story line to concentrate on ideas, writes Laurence Green.

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12th 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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The Wild Duck

The brutality of truth-telling is explored by Ibsen in his 1884 classic The Wild Duck, which returns to the London stage in a stripped-down, ponderous production, directed by Robert Icke, at the Almeida Theatre. Laurence Green reviews.

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7th 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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Highlights of bfi London Film Festival 2018

Laurence Green rates his top picks from bfi London Film Festival 2018 including the brilliant semi-autobiographical Roma by Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron.

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26th Oct 2018
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The Height of the Storm

Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins star in this compassionate, deeply moving play that teases the mind, while touching the heart. Laurence Green reviews The Height of the Storm.

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17th Oct 2018
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