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Samuel Anderson (Luke), Adam Deacon (Tony) and Yasmine Akram (Tara) in The Retreat
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Theatre review: The Retreat

Lack of back story makes for a disappointing comedy, says John Nathan

John Nathan

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Theatre review: The Retreat
    • Victoria Hamilton and Helen Schlesinger
      Theatre

      Theatre review: Albion

      Playwrights are these days holding a mirror up to Britain as if it were a patient breathing its last

      John Nathan

      Friday, October 27, 2017

      Theatre review: Albion
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      Smile Upon Us, Lord

      It’s not often that British audiences have the chance to see one of Russia’s greatest theatre companies on a UK stage, so a visit by the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre is not to be missed.

      The JC in Partnership with The Barbican

      Tuesday, October 17, 2017

      Smile Upon Us, Lord
    • Ian McKellan as Lear
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      Theatre review: King Lear

      John Nathan finds a message for our times in a modern dress King Lear

      John Nathan

      Wednesday, October 4, 2017

      Theatre review: King Lear
    • Oldie of the Year, Thelma Ruby
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      Ruby sparkles at 92

      Swimming and singing keep the years at bay for actress Thelma Ruby

      Claire Cantor

      Monday, October 2, 2017

      Ruby sparkles at 92
    • Peter Polycarpou (Ahmed Qurie) and Philip Arditti (Uri Savir) in Oslo
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      Theatre review: Oslo

      John Nathan has high praise for an award-winning play, but there's an elephant in the theatre

      John Nathan

      Tuesday, September 19, 2017

      Theatre review: Oslo
    • Imelda Staunton shines in Follies
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      Theatre review: Follies

      John Nathan applauds a new production of Stephen Sondheim's Follies

      John Nathan

      Thursday, September 7, 2017

      Theatre review: Follies
    • J T Rogers
      Theatre

      A play about peace

      As the Broadway hit Oslo comes to London, John Nathan meets the man who put the 1993 Middle East peace talks on stage.

      John Nathan

      Thursday, August 31, 2017

      A play about peace
    • Maureen Lipman
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      London’s cabbies hail their leading lady

      Maureen Lipman is all set to direct The Knowledge, her late husband Jack Rosenthal's classic play about London's cabbie trade. Janet Gordon met her in a cabbies' cafe

      Janet Gordon

      Thursday, August 24, 2017

      London’s cabbies hail their leading lady