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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
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    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
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    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