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On Blueberry Hill

Laurence Green reviews the claustrophobic and atmospheric On Blueberry Hill, a drama in which immaculate performances help lift this powerful two-hander so vividly to life.

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16th Mar 2020
Laurence Green
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Shoe Lady

Katherine Parkinson shines in this satire on the disenchantment of modern life. Laurence Green reviews Shoe Lady at the Royal Court Theatre.

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11th Mar 2020
Laurence Green
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The Visit

A grotesquely funny, undeniably elegant (slightly overlong) visionary revenge play with star turns from Lesley Manville and Hugo Weaving. Laurence Green reviews.

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19th Feb 2020
Laurence Green
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Leopoldstadt

Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt is a measured and eloquent examination of the reality of history, its closeness and our shared humanity while illuminating urgent lessons from the past in the present with the recurrence of ancient prejudices. Laurence Green reviews.

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17th Feb 2020
Laurence Green
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Parasite

A deservedly Oscar-lavished poetic tragi-comedy about wealth, greed and class discrimination. Laurence Green reviews.

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17th Feb 2020
Laurence Green
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Talking About Trees

A love of cinema and film-making meets religious and political resistance in Suhaib Gasmelbari's affectionate documentary about the work of four veteran Sudanese directors trying to bring back cinema screenings to Sudan. By Laurence Green.

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7th Feb 2020
Laurence Green
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The Welkin

Science versus superstition, and an inadequate legal system against mob hunger for justice are two themes in Lucy Kirkwood's gutsy new play, The Welkin. Laurence Green reviews.

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31st Jan 2020
Laurence Green
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1917

Sam Mendes's 1917 - masterful cinematography and devastating storytelling combine in this a mesmerising and extraordinary hymn to the sacrifice of a generation.

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13th Jan 2020
Laurence Green
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Long Day's Journey Into Night

An enigmatic true original, Long Day's Journey Into Night is a film that will dazzle and baffle in equal measure long after the final credits have rolled. Laurence Green reviews.

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7th Jan 2020
Laurence Green
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Three Sisters

Inua Ellams new adaptation of Three Sisters is an imaginative but flawed take on a familiar work. Laurence Green reviews.

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3rd Jan 2020
Laurence Green
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Circus 1903

A show which creates a genuine feeling of nostalgia and is imbued with a similar sense of humour. If you are looking for true festive cheer, you could do no better than Circus 1903 writes Laurence Green.

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3rd Jan 2020
Laurence Green
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Joel Horwood's The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a production which will excite, unsettle and enchant in equal measure both adults and children, writes Laurence Green.

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19th Dec 2019
Laurence Green
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A Kind of People

Laurence Green reviews A Kind of People at the Royal Court and finds an uncompromisingly honest and thought-provoking account of life in modern multicultural Britain.

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16th Dec 2019
Laurence Green
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My Brilliant Friend

Two excellent lead performances from Niamh Cusack and Catherine McCormack define this two-part epic adapted from Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels. Laurence Green reviews.

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10th Dec 2019
Laurence Green
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Theatre review of the year 2019

50connect theatre critic Laurence Green selects his top productions from 2019, including the superb Jesus Hopped the A Train and Sally Field's excellent performance in All My Sons.

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4th Dec 2019
Laurence Green
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Dear Evan Hansen

A show that captures the dilemma of the alienated teen - but doesn't succeed in getting the viewer to surrender to its emotional involvement.

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25th Nov 2019
Laurence Green
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Marriage Story

Laurence Green reviews Marriage Story and finds an absorbing, balanced and moving movie about breaking up, while trying to keep it together.

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15th Nov 2019
Laurence Green
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On Bear Ridge

Rhys Ifans and Rakie Ayola conjure a tone of impending doom in this intriguing post apocalyptic drama, but despite their committed performances the result is cold, woolly and unmoving.

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11th Nov 2019
Laurence Green
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The Antipodes

A journey to the centre of America's dark heart is provided by Annie Baker in her latest play The Antipodes (Dorfman Theatre at the National) which is also directed by Baker, together with Chloe Lamford. Laurence Green reviews.

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5th Nov 2019
Laurence Green
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BFI London Film Festival 2019

Laurence Green selects his choices for the best films at BFI London Film Festival 2019.

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21st Oct 2019
Laurence Green
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A Very Expensive Poison

A blackly comic exploration of relationships overshadowed by the political furore surrounding the poisoning and murder of Alexander Litvinenko. Reviewed by Laurence Green.

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30th Sep 2019
Laurence Green
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bfi London Film Festival 2019

Laurence Green lists the films to look at for at bfi London Film Festival 2019 in this preview of the 12-day screen extravaganza.

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26th Sep 2019
Laurence Green
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Hansard

Alex Jennings and Lindsay Duncan elevate this satire on late-Eighties Toryism at the NT's Lyttelton Auditorium.Laurence Green reviews.

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20th Sep 2019
Laurence Green
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Downton Abbey

The TV favourite gets a welcome big screen outing and delivers cinematic structure, impeccable period detail and a well-paced story that offers us the chance to step through history - and into the gorgeous grounds of Downton Abbey.

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12th Sep 2019
Laurence Green
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The Doctor

'A timeless work, performed with great bravado, which manages to be both powerful and thought-provoking.' Laurence Green reviews The Doctor.

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5th Sep 2019
Laurence Green
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The Secret River

The Secret River is a shattering, astonishingly beautiful piece of contemporary theatre, one that speaks directly to a modern world riven by mistrust of the other, writes Laurence Green.

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30th Aug 2019
Laurence Green
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Edinburgh International Festival 2019

Laurence Green rounds up his pick of the best shows and performances at Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe 2019.

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28th Aug 2019
Laurence Green
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Pain and Glory

Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar's latest creation, Pain and Glory, is a film with slow-burn soulfulness that etches itself on the mind. Laurence Green reviews.

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14th Aug 2019
Laurence Green
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Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear - the Musical!

Laurence Green immerses himself in the psychedelic colours and sounds of this wisecracking, rib-tickling, side-splitting phantasmagoria.

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5th Aug 2019
Laurence Green
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Nicholas Hytner returns to the Bridge Theatre once again with another Shakespearn classic, this time venturing out of Rome and into the dream-forest outside of Athens in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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25th Jul 2019
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