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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Donmar’s production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is faultless. It will inspire actors to perform, directors to create, playwrights to put pen ...
2.0★ ★
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The Seagull

Applying a fresh lick of paint to any Old Master is a tall order. Taller still when the Old Master is rejuvenated again and again, necessitating origi...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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San Domino

The time: 1939, the place: Mussolini’s Italy, the crime: homosexuality. A group of gay men from Catania are exiled to the prison Island San Domino. Ou...
3.0★ ★ ★
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A Little Princess

“Anyone can be a princess,” chirps Sara Crewe. The moral of the Southbank’s A Little Princess couldn’t be timelier, just a week after the Royal Weddin...
Under the Skin The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Under the Skin

Yonatan Calderon’s powerful 2013 play about Holocaust survivor Charlotte Rosner is lyrical, though it fails to reach its full dramatic potential. Firs...
Humble Boy_Orange Tree Theatre_photo by Manuel Harlan
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Humble Boy

Sunshine, bees and flowers. An idyllic scene. Yet Humble Boy is a comedic drama that explores grief, guilt and grudges. Felix Humble returns to his fa...
3.0★ ★ ★
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A Princess Undone

I’m a fly on the wall in a regal living room with cream coloured chairs and a lavish fire place. There’s a picture of the Queen mother lying face down...
Frozen at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London. Photo Tristram Kenton
3.0★ ★ ★
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Frozen

The revival of the 1998 Bryony Lavery’s Frozen, nominated for 4 Tony awards in 2004, leaves me unsatisfied. The play pieces together events following ...
Girls and Boys
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Girls and Boys

I could describe Carey Mulligan’s performance in Girls and Boys as enthralling, unstoppable, a tour de force. But that rhetoric misses the mark. Mulli...
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Ken

The sweet smell of incense invites me into the ‘cloud of stage haze’ that is Ken. This play is Terry Johnson’s celebration of Ken Campbell’s life, a t...