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Tony! review: Slapdash Blair musical feels like a student drama spoof

There’s not much satirical sophistication on show in this oddly-timed musical effort from Harry Hill and Steve Brown

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No Particular Order, Theatre 503: Suggests a burgeoning new talent

Even if it’s not entirely successful, this experimental show highlights just how boringly safe and naturalistic most theatre remains

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The Haunting of Susan A review: A sketchy, underdeveloped ghost story

New artistic director Mark Ravenhill’s spooky tale, inspired by the King’s Head itself, is ambitious but clumsily done

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Tinuke Craig on her new Old Vic show about a vanishing world

The director’s new prodution of Jitney opens at the Old Vic in June - it’s 40 years old but it still resonates today

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Britannicus at the Lyric Hammersmith: Rarely revived for good reason

Some decent performances can’t drag any contemporary relevance out of this talky French classic

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The Glass Menagerie review: Amy Adams’ West End debut is unconvincing

As a West End star vehicle for the celebrated actress, The Glass Menagerie barely passes its MOT

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Dropped at Canal Cafe: a moving tale of sacrifice for dashed dreams

Alfie Cain’s debut play about being dropped by his football academy aged 18 reveals the emotional cost of early commitment

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Girl on an Altar, Kiln Theatre: bracingly good reworking of Greek myth

Marina Carr’s examination of the Trojan War through women’s eyes is gripping

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My Fair Lady at the Coliseum: fresh and sparky, with a bona fide star

Bartlett Sher’s production repackages this witty, well-crafted piece of work for a new generation

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David Eldridge: Where are the suburban blue collar classes in theatre?

The Essex-born playwright asks why, as theatre diversifies, do the working class-made-good seem to remain invisible

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Understudies are the undervalued key to change in the theatre industry

Covid chaos has had a huge effect on theatre shows and understudies have held them together - it’s time to do more than applaud

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From Anne Boleyn to Elle Woods: What Tony nominee Lucy Moss did next

After becoming the youngest female director on Broadway for Six, Lucy Moss is putting her spin on Legally Blonde the Musical

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House of Ife at the Bush Theatre review: a sharp and sparkling debut

Beru Tessema’s first play is a family epic that captures the universal in the specific

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Oklahoma! review: stripped back version is the best revival yet

After triumphing at the Tonys, this pared-back production comes to London

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Middle review: David Eldridge’s marriage drama is a emotional workout

Claire Rushbrook and Daniel Ryan give heartfelt, nuanced performances as a late-fortysomething Essex couple in crisis

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Much Ado About Nothing review: A smart, stylish staging

Director Lucy Bailey’s production offers a purely pleasurable evening at the Globe

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Jerusalem review: 13 years on, time has deepened this modern classic

You could watch Rylance’s performance every night and still find new dimensions

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Prima Facie review: Jodie Comer is better than we’ve ever seen her

The Killing Eve star is what we’re here to see in this one-woman show about a barrister who is sexually assaulted - and she delivers

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Meet Oklahoma! star Anoushka Lucas: from skint singer to theatre queen

Anoushka Lucas spent her twenties trying and failing to get a record deal; in her thirties, she’s found a thrilling new career in theatre

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Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem still packs a mighty punch

Frequently deemed the best play of the 21st century, Nick Curtis explores the story of Jerusalem as it returns to the West End 13 years after it first opened

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Maria Callas – Letters and Memoirs review: A real Callas-tastrophe

Screen star Monica Bellucci is spectacularly wooden in this tedious meander through opera star Maria Callas’ personal scribblings, which make dull source material

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The Corn Is Green review: Dominic Cooke rejuvenates a dusty text

Nicola Walker is captivating in this play about the power of education and language

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Marys Seacole review: muddled drama about healthcare pioneer

Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play has a compelling and topical premise - but the result is haphazard

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Audrey who? Meet Amara Okereke, star of London’s new My Fair Lady

Bartlett Sher’s Broadway smash revival of My Fair Lady is coming to London - star Amara Okereke explains why Eliza Doolittle is a revolutionary figure

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The Burnt City review: Punchdrunk’s return is simply astonishing

Punchdrunk’s first major venture in London for eight years, inspired by the Trojan War, will blow you away

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The best shows to take kids and teens to in the Easter school holidays

Our guide to what to see with your family over the break

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A Nelson Mandela musical will open at the Young Vic later this year

The production promises to tell the story “of Mandela the man and Mandela the movement”

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Zorro the Musical review: Zorro? More like zero

This spoofy, wrong-headed version of the story of dashing vigilante Zorro should never have got this far

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Persuasion review: A riotous, ruthlessly 21st-century Austen retelling

Jeff James’s adaptation has voguing and a foam party - but doesn’t interrogate the novel’s more retrograde gender politics

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The 47th review: As Trump, Bertie Carvel is hideously transformative

Mike Bartlett’s blank-verse drama about Trump running for president (again) is eloquent and clever, but has surprisingly little to say

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For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide... review: pretty wonderful

There’s a surprising amount of joy in Ryan Calais Cameron’s play about the experience of young British black men

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Who you gonna call? How Danny Robins became the UK’s go-to ghost guy

He had a West End smash with 2:22 A Ghost Story and his Battersea Poltergeist podcast is being made into a TV show - but what’s haunting Danny Robins?

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“Daddy” A Melodrama review: A bold, audacious jolt

The Almeida’s long-awaited production features an on-stage swimming pool and full-frontal nudity