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Review: 12 Last Songs at Transform Festival, Leeds Playhouse

Putting in a shift: Angelo Irving reviews Quarantine's 12-hour mass portrait of the workers of Leeds.

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How do we begin to heal from all this?

Artist the vacuum cleaner talks about his interviews with health workers in Newham, and how his new installation-performance EXPOSURE aims to create a space for exploring collective trauma.

12 October


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Review: I Stand For What I Stand On at Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Ghosts from the future: Lilith Wozniak reviews Strike A Light's show created with youth climate activists from Gloucester.

19 October

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Review: For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy at New Diorama Theatre, London

Containing multitudes: Angelo Irving reviews Ryan Calais Cameron's play about a group of Black men attending group therapy.

19 October

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Review: Road at Northern Stage, Newcastle

Snapshots from Thatcher's Britain: Lauren Vevers reviews Natalie Ibu's production of Jim Cartright's seminal 1985 play, relocated to the North East.

19 October

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Review: Yellowfin at Southwark Playhouse

Something fishy going on: Brendan Macdonald writes on Marek Horn's 'delightful' ecological satire exploring the human desire to know.

19 October

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Alice Saville

“Please, please, please wear your mask in the theatre”

An imaginary conversation between two theatregoers at a mostly-maskless West End show.

Natasha Tripney

Censor, censorship, and theatre’s 21st century video nasties

Following the release of new film Censor, Natasha Tripney traces the stories of screen violence, from Mary Whitehouse's outrage to today's horror theatre livestreams.

Alice Saville

Edinburgh 2021: An ending, a beginning

Alice Saville writes about the strangeness and specialness of 2021's smaller-than-ever fringe festival.

Holly Maples and Allie Young

Has the pandemic been a step back for working class inclusion in theatre?

"This is not a leveller": Holly Maples and Allie Young explore the pandemic's impact on working class artists, as part of the Freelancers in the Dark research project.

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Review: Hamlet at Young Vic

A conversation: Elete N-F reviews an intimate take on Hamlet, starring Cush Jumbo.

19 October

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Review: Love and Other Acts of Violence at Donmar Warehouse

Destruction and ruin: Farah Najib reviews Cordelia Lynn's bleak, mud-strewn story of a relationship.

18 October

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Review: The Tragedy of Macbeth at Almeida Theatre

Superb and surprising: Brendan Macdonald falls under the spell of Yaël Farber's take on Macbeth.

18 October

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Review: The Mountaintop at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Echoes in history: James Varney writes on hauntings in this revival of Katori Hall's play set on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death.

16 October


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The Edinburgh Fringe is in limbo: who’s going to secure its future?

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As theatres reopen, Adam Welsh thinks about how little has changed - and about the potential fpr digital theatre to signal a different future.


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