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TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER
THE HERETIC
at the Royal Court

TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER

Richard Bean’s climate-change rom-com succeeds in making political dialectic heartwarming, human and hugely entertaining

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
JUGGLING KNIVES
BECKY SHAW
at Almeida Theatre

JUGGLING KNIVES

Sharp this play may be, with its whiplash dialogue and cutting witticisms, yet in the end a lack of substance also means a lack of edge.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
IF IT AIN'T BROKE
THE WIZARD OF OZ
at the London Palladium

IF IT AIN'T BROKE

Unless there is a way to add something original or present it in a fresh light, a work of perfection should not be moved from the screen to the stage. 

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
TWO TALES OF ONE CITY
CLYBOURNE PARK
at Wyndham’s Theatre

TWO TALES OF ONE CITY

In the play's two acts, which are separated by 50 years, blacks and whites experience a bit of a role reversal.

Reviewed by: MICHAEL COVENEY READ MORE
LEARNING TO LIE
FRANKENSTEIN
at the National (Olivier)

LEARNING TO LIE

Although not without its flaws, Danny Boyle's production makes brilliant use of the lavish resources at the Olivier's disposal.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
HE SHOOTS, HE MISSES
TWELFTH NIGHT
at the National (Cottesloe)

HE SHOOTS, HE MISSES

Odd casting choices deflate one's expectations as Sir Peter Hall's production moves along.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
CRIME OF SUPPOSITION
THE CHILDREN’S HOUR
at the Comedy Theatre

CRIME OF SUPPOSITION

A very talented cast pulls the audience in, showing in the most visceral way what the characters themselves cannot see.

Reviewed by: ALLEN ROBERTSON READ MORE
NOT THE HOT TICKET
GREENLAND
at the National (Lyttelton)

NOT THE HOT TICKET

For the enormity of the subject matter and the firepower of the production, this play about global warming could have left much more of an impression on the audience.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
SAD CLOWNS, HAPPY POETS
AS YOU LIKE IT
at Roundhouse

SAD CLOWNS, HAPPY POETS

As it should be with the Royal Shakespeare Company, director Michael Boyd lets his actors do the shining.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
DUELING LOVERS
THE RIVALS
at Theatre Royal Haymarket

DUELING LOVERS

The West End has hit a hot streak, and Peter Hall carries this 1775 comedy through at a contemporary gallop.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
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