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Theatre & Dance

Reviews

Pinter Three and Four, review: 'Surprisingly joyous'

Jamie Lloyd's six month season celebrating the complete corpus of Pinter's short plays continues

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King Kong on Broadway reviews round-up

The new show, which opened on Thursday night, is based on the 1933 film – and involves a giant gorilla puppet

News Ian McKellen to celebrate 80th birthday next year with one-man tour Reviews White Teeth, Kiln Theatre review: First adaptation of Smith's novel Reviews La Bayadère, Royal Opera House review: A night of blazing dancing Home News White theatre director given job meant for black person Reviews ear for eye review: An impassioned play about stalled progress News DUP’s anti-gay comments to be showcased in new Belfast opera Reviews Fire & Fury, Birmingham Royal Ballet review: Lacks theatrical weight Features The all-female play striking an uncanny chord a year on from #MeToo News Yoko Ono, Skepta and Idris Elba to perform at Manchester festival Reviews Review: Martin McDonagh’s new play lacks intellectual nuance

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The collective spreading cheer to Brexit-weary Brits

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Company review, Gielgud Theatre, London: Patti LuPone steals the show

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New Porgy and Bess production valiantly honours Gershwin’s ambition

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'I'm Not Running', National Theatre: An absorbing, flawed evening

Play starring Sian Brooke and Alex Hassell is a bemusing work that seems to be operating in a kind of vacuum or alternative past

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Mayerling review: A plunge into glittering darkness

Kenneth MacMillian's 40-year-old show tells the story of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, who died in a murder-suicide

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Reviews Pinter at the Pinter review: A remarkable endeavour Reviews Antony and Cleopatra review: Ralph Fiennes offers blazing star power Features Ralph Fiennes interview: 'The film world is too horrendous' Theatre & Dance William Forsythe, A Quiet Evening of Dance: Introspective and playful Features Bryony Kimmings interview: Imagine if we were living in a matriarchy? Reviews Carlos Acosta: A Celebration, review: An uneven group of dances

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News What do we know about The Greatest Showman on Broadway? Features Stephen Sondheim’s most fascinating female characters Features Why superstar ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev was as big as Mick Jagger News Gillian Anderson to star in West End version of All About Eve Features From Hamilton to Sylvia: The new wave of woke musicals Reviews Natalia Osipova: Pure Dance review: A slight selection of short works Reviews

Is this jollied-up version of Heathers sufficiently unsettling?

Some of the satire and bite of the cult high school movie has been replaced by snark and camp in this otherwise vivacious musical

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Why are there no middle-aged women in musicals?

The 53-year-old lead character in 'Flowers for Mrs Harris' – being revived at Chichester Festival Theatre after a triumphant first run in Sheffield – might be unique in the annals of musical history

Reviews Holy Sh!t, Kiln Theatre, review: A vigorously funny production News Who was the Scottish poet and playwright Joanna Baillie? Reviews

The Humans, Hampstead Theatre review: A remarkably daring production

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Play: Beyoncé's dancer is a deft and flexible performer

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Harold Pinter was a harbinger of our age of threat

News National Theatre boss steps in for ailing actor 30 mins before show Reviews Velvet Petal, Purcell Room: 'Sensuous and powerfully theatrical' Reviews Love's Labour's Lost review: Enchantingly daft and dexterous News A Mrs Doubtfire musical is finally happening Reviews Pericles, National Theatre, London, review: 'An uplifting achievement' News Celebrated playwright Neil Simon dies aged 91 Reviews Tamburlaine, Swan Theatre, review: Vivid and incisive Reviews Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018: Lyn Gardner on international shows

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The Prisoner, Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh review: A limp, wafer-thin show

It would be a crying shame if this listless tale of family abuse and penance were to bring down the curtain on Peter Brook’s long and influential career

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'La Maladie de la Mort' review: Provocative and controversial

A work that speaks to how an inability to emotionally connect turns us into vampires, offering insight into the violence that men commit on themselves and women

Reviews Emilia, Shakespeare's Globe, London, review: feminist call to arms News Proms 2018, Prom 44: Debussy, Ravel & Boulanger review Features What it's like performing at the Fringe as a mother daughter duo Reviews Backbone, Royal Festival Hall, London, review: Circus without sequins Reviews The Merry Wives of Windsor, Royal Shakespeare Theatre: A delight Reviews Edinburgh Fringe: A roundup of shows putting women centre stage Reviews Secret Cinema's Romeo + Juliet review: Glastonbury for cinephiles Reviews Edinburgh Fringe: A roundup of shows about toxic men Reviews A fresh and arresting revival of Brian Friel's Aristocrats Reviews Jamali Maddix casts a disgruntled eye over society – Fringe review Features Edinburgh Fringe: A round-up of shows at Paines Plough Features Why drag queen Vicky Vox is starring in Little Shop of Horrors Reviews Little Shop of Horrors, Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, review Reviews Little Shop of Horrors, Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, review

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Edinburgh Fringe: A roundup of Scottish shows at the festival

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Nigel Slater’s Toast, Edinburgh, review: A bitter-sweet show to love

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Waiting for Godot, Edinburgh: Puts pleasure and pain into the waiting