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  • Theatre
  • Drama
  • Seven Dials

This bad-ish taste comedy from US playwright Theresa Rebeck stumbles between misanthropic yucks and a desire to say something more sensitive and profound about the human condition…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Theatre
  • Experimental
  • Deptford

‘Durational Lithuanian climate-change opera’ isn’t perhaps the single sexiest show description of all time – it sounds intimidatingly highbrow and esoteric…

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Theatre
  • Drama
  • Sloane Square

‘That Is Not Who I Am’ was publicised as being written by a first-time playwright apparently called ‘Dave Davidson’. But people rightly suspected that it was actually authored by a big-name writer…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Theatre
  • Drama
  • Seven Dials

In an age where we’re still suckers for a sentimental ending, Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 classic ‘A Doll’s House’ retains one of the most shocking climaxes in theatre history, wherein heroine Nora simply abandons her marriage and walks out of the front door, leaving her husband and kids behind…

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Theatre
  • Drama
  • Waterloo

Set in an unlicensed taxi office 1970s Pittsburgh, August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ – the first in his great Pittsburgh Cycle of plays – explores life through the lens of a group of Black cab drivers, trying their best to make do with the hand they’ve been given and find a way to get by…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Theatre
  • Children's
  • Tower Bridge

Next to the virtuosic stagecraft of the Unicorn’s recent smash ‘Gulliver’s Travels’, ‘Marvin’s Binoculars’ is an almost startlingly traditional piece of kids’ theatre…

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Theatre
  • Children's
  • Canonbury

Nemesis; hubris; redemption; headgear. Those are pretty much the main themes of Jon Klassen’s wonderous trilogy of picture books that kicked off in 2011 with the seminal ‘I Want My Hat Back’…

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Theatre
  • Drama
  • Covent Garden

Amy Adams is a great actor but not a flashy one, an important distinction that’s seen her somewhat farcically lose out on each of her six Oscar nominations, and not even bag one for her greatest role as a troubled linguist in Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival’…

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