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POINTLESS TINKERING
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
at the Harold Pinter

POINTLESS TINKERING

Creating a premise that allows for a cast of all older actors doesn't add anything to Oscar Wilde's masterpiece.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
IN THE BARD'S DAY
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
at the Noel Coward

IN THE BARD'S DAY

While made for the screen, this ode to the stage works best, well, on the stage.

Reviewed by: KATE BASSETT READ MORE
NO COMPARISON
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
at the Noel Coward

NO COMPARISON

There were several reasons not to turn this Oscar-winning film into a play, and yet they did it anyway.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
WRONG KIND OF REVOLUTION
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
at the Young Vic

WRONG KIND OF REVOLUTION

In trying to make a contemporary version of Streetcar, Benedict Andrews' production falls apart.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
STUCK BETWEEN GENRES
PORGY AND BESS
at Regent’s Park Open Air Theater

STUCK BETWEEN GENRES

This new adaptation is something of a hybrid of productions past.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
COMPETING GENIUS
AMADEUS
at the Chichester Festival Theatre

COMPETING GENIUS

Chichester has another hit on its hands, with Rupert Everett and Joshua McGuire squaring off as rivals.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
HEAD FULL OF NIGHTMARE
THE CRUCIBLE
at the Old Vic

HEAD FULL OF NIGHTMARE

Yael Farber's production grips and terrifies, executed by a cast that delivers unforgettable ferocity.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
BURIED TRANSGRESSIONS
DAYTONA
at the Haymarket

BURIED TRANSGRESSIONS

With a more experienced playwright, this might have been a much more gripping play.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
MURDER WITH A SHRUG
TITUS ANDRONICUS
at Shakespeare's Globe

MURDER WITH A SHRUG

The mood is tense in Lucy Bailey's bloody and barbarian production.

Reviewed by: MICHAEL COVENEY READ MORE
TABLOID TRASH
GREAT BRITAIN
at the National (Lyttelton)

TABLOID TRASH

Richard Bean’s irreverent satire riffs on the phone-hacking scandal that caused the demise of The News of the World.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
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