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West End revival of Coward's Private Lives is 'comic bliss'

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Mon 8 Jul, AT 08:00

Anna Chancellor and Toby Stephens 'head-clutchingly funny' in Noel Coward's masterpiece

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a Globe crowd-pleaser

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Wed 5 Jun, AT 07:35

Shakespeare's magical rom-com gets a warm, comic staging, with an ‘irresistible Bottom'

Almeida's Chimerica: cracking US-China political thriller

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Mon 3 Jun, AT 07:29

Lucy Kirkwood's gripping newspaper drama might be the best play we see this year

Zoe Wanamaker 'riveting' in Peter Nichols's Passion Play

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Mon 13 May, AT 07:30

Play about infidelity and betrayal gets West End revival with a standout performance from Wanamaker

Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear 'superb' in Othello

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Thu 25 Apr, AT 07:40

National Theatre's gripping production is modernised Shakespeare at its best

Wallander star's West End debut Doktor Glass is 'riveting'

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Wed 24 Apr, AT 07:54

Krister Henriksson wows critics in one-man psychological thriller in Swedish

Black comedy Smack Family Robinson is shockingly funny

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Mon 8 Apr, AT 07:45

'One Man, Two Guvnors' writer Richard Bean reveals dark side in comedy about a drug-dealing family

Old Vic's revival of Rattigan's Winslow Boy is 'near flawless'

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Mon 25 Mar, AT 07:59

Rattigan's play about a family under the legal and media spotlight is 'startlingly topical'

Joe Wright's 'charming' stage debut Trelawny of the Wells

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Mon 4 Mar, AT 08:06

Atonement director stages Pinero's 'wonderfully funny and touching' ode to the theatre

Born to be Wilde: Rupert Everett excels in Judas Kiss

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Mon 28 Jan, AT 07:47

Touching, funny revival of David Hare's play finds its 'definitive star' in Rupert Everett