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Michael Billington

Simon Russell Beale 'brilliant' in Privates on Parade revival

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Thu 13 Dec, AT 07:41

Russell Beale stars as drag diva in 'gloriously entertaining' military musical farce

Goodnight Mister Tom: not a dry eye in the house

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Mon 3 Dec, AT 08:36

Enchanting adaptation of well-loved children's novel leaves critics reaching for the Kleenex

John Lithgow 'priceless' in Pinero's The Magistrate

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Mon 26 Nov, AT 07:16

The National Theatre's spirited, genial Victorian farce makes a great Christmas show

Billie Piper 'thrillingly good' in National Theatre's The Effect

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Thu 15 Nov, AT 07:32

Piper wows critics in new play on love, drugs and neuroscience from 'Enron' writer Lucy Prebble

Frances De La Tour shines in Alan Bennett's witty 'People'

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Mon 12 Nov, AT 07:39

History Boys writer back with a 'mordantly funny' take on the English heritage industry

Anna Friel shines in Chekhov's heartbreaking Uncle Vanya

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Tue 6 Nov, AT 07:31

Ken Stott falls for an exceptionally alluring Friel in Chekhov's melancholy masterpiece

Anne-Marie Duff is 'a marvel' in Donmar's updated Berenice

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Mon 8 Oct, AT 08:16

Shameless star is terrific as lovelorn heroine in Hollinghurst's revamped Racine tragedy

Rob Brydon 'magnificent' in Nunn's Chorus of Disapproval

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Mon 1 Oct, AT 08:30

Brydon's standout performance in Ayckbourn's classic comedy makes for a blissful evening

Jonathan Pryce's 'horrible, beautiful' Lear at the Almeida

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Mon 17 Sep, AT 08:02

Jonathan Pryce is thrilling and deeply moving in Shakespeare's great family tragedy

'London Road' musical relives Ipswich prostitute murders

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Tue 14 Aug, AT 08:30

Innovative show puts spotlight on community following 'Suffolk strangler' serial killings