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REVIEWS: Undercover comic James Acaster
James Acaster in tricksy comedy Recognise
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REVIEWS: Undercover comic James Acaster

Critics tip Acaster's 'superbly controlled' new show for the Edinburgh Comedy Award
19 Aug 2014
REVIEWS: Every Brilliant Thing wows Edinburgh
Every Brilliant Thing
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REVIEWS: Every Brilliant Thing wows Edinburgh

One-man play about child with depressed mother steers clear of mawkishness and delights critics
18 Aug 2014
REVIEWS: Guy Pearce dazzles in The Rover
Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in The Rover
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REVIEWS: Guy Pearce dazzles in The Rover

New feature from Animal Kingdom director David Michôd features a 'magnificent' central performance
15 Aug 2014
REVIEWS: The 'astonishing' James Plays trilogy
The stars of Rona Munro's trilogy of plays
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REVIEWS: The 'astonishing' James Plays trilogy

An enchanting trilogy illuminates the reigns of three little-known Scottish monarchs
13 Aug 2014
REVIEWS: My Night with Reg is 'wickedly funny'
My Night with Reg
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REVIEWS: My Night with Reg is 'wickedly funny'

A 'superb' revival of Elyot's sharp-witted modern classic about love and death
11 Aug 2014
SWAN LAKE: Reviews of 'sublime' Mariinsky Ballet
The Mariinsky Ballet's production of Swan Lake
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SWAN LAKE: Reviews of 'sublime' Mariinsky Ballet

Critics call 'magnificent' St Petersburg dance company's fairytale classic 'the very essence of ballet'
7 Aug 2014
IRAQI COMEDY: The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes
The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes
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IRAQI COMEDY: The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes

Black comedy about an Iraqi refugee trying to escape his past is 'witty, topical and devastating'
4 Aug 2014

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REVIEWS: RSC's 'delightful' Two Gentlemen
A dolce vita take on Shakespeare
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REVIEWS: RSC's 'delightful' Two Gentlemen

Dolce vita take on Shakespeare's rarely seen early romance has comic fizz and complexity
31 Jul 2014
REVIEWS: V&A protest art Disobedient Objects
Protest art exhibition at the V&A
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REVIEWS: V&A protest art Disobedient Objects

Critics call 'imaginative, thought-provoking' activist design show 'one of the best this year'
29 Jul 2014
REVIEWS: 'Joyous' Shakespeare in Love
Tome Bateman in Shakespeare in Love
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REVIEWS: 'Joyous' Shakespeare in Love

Oscar-winning historical rom-com finds its true home in Lee Hall's delightful stage version, say critics
28 Jul 2014
REVIEWS: Gilbert & George at White Cube 'brilliant'
Clad by Gilbert & George
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REVIEWS: Gilbert & George at White Cube 'brilliant'

Provocative art duo's new show about paranoia, drugs and religion is 'offensive, urgent and brilliant'
23 Jul 2014
REVIEWS: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 'superb'
Andy Serkis as Caesar in Dawn of the  Planet of the Apes
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REVIEWS: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 'superb'

Critics praise gripping, spectacular and 'impressively un-stupid' Apes franchise follow-up
18 Jul 2014
REVIEWS: Russian master Malevich at Tate Modern
Supremus No. 55
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REVIEWS: Russian master Malevich at Tate Modern

The Mona Lisa of modernism, Black Square, is the centrepiece of Tate Modern's compelling survey show
17 Jul 2014
REVIEWS: Intimate Apparel 'a serious delight'
Intimate Apparel
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REVIEWS: Intimate Apparel 'a serious delight'

Lynn Nottage's tale of a lonely black seamstress in early 1900s New York is 'a serious delight'
15 Jul 2014
REVIEWS: Digital Revolution 'vibrant' tech art show
will.i.am's Pyramidi in the Digital Revolution exhibit
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REVIEWS: Digital Revolution 'vibrant' tech art show

Ambitious whistle-stop tour of astonishing digital creations is best when it escapes the screen
14 Jul 2014
REVIEWS: Dead Dog in a Suitcase delights
Dead Dog in a Suitcase
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REVIEWS: Dead Dog in a Suitcase delights

A riotous update of The Beggar's Opera with a soundtrack from dub to disco, delights critics
3 Jul 2014
REVIEWS: Dennis Hopper's 'superb' Lost Album
Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney and Jeff Goodman, 1963, by Dennis Hopper
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REVIEWS: Dennis Hopper's 'superb' Lost Album

'Superb' photo show reveals Hopper's self-taught brilliance and quest for creative freedom
2 Jul 2014
REVIEWS: Carousel gets ‘exciting' reboot
The cast of Carosel
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REVIEWS: Carousel gets ‘exciting' reboot

Superlative revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein classic offers five-star fun in a small venue
1 Jul 2014
SUPERB: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? revival
Who's afraid of Virginia Wolf
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SUPERB: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? revival

Clare Higgins thrills in Edward Albee's great America drama about a desperate marriage
30 Jun 2014
REVIEWS: Open-air Hobson's Choice in Regent's Park
Hobson's Choice
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REVIEWS: Open-air Hobson's Choice in Regent's Park

Brilliant update of classic comic romance makes for a summery treat in Regent's Park
24 Jun 2014
Marina Abramovic 512 Hours – reviews of Serpentine show
Marina Abramovic
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Marina Abramovic 512 Hours – reviews of Serpentine show

Critics are mesmerised by Abramovic's strange, hypnotic new interactive performance
17 Jun 2014
DONMAR: 'Vivid' Fathers and Sons revival
Brian Friel's adaptation of Fathers and Sons
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DONMAR: 'Vivid' Fathers and Sons revival

Friel's soulful adaptation of Turgenev's tale of tension between the generations is deeply satisfying
16 Jun 2014
REVIEWS: Ai Weiwei's poignant new shows
Ai Weiwei, Iron Tree
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REVIEWS: Ai Weiwei's poignant new shows

Two powerful new shows by the dissident artist remind us of his fighting spirit, say critics
28 May 2014
REVIEWS: Fantastic return of X-Men to Days of Future Past
Jennifer Lawrence in X-Men: Days of Future Past
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REVIEWS: Fantastic return of X-Men to Days of Future Past

X-Men revisit their past in a 'fantastic', bewildering chapter that refreshes the series, say critics
23 May 2014
REVIEWS: Lily Cole in The Last Days of in Troy
Lily Cole in The Iliad
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REVIEWS: Lily Cole in The Last Days of in Troy

Critics 'fascinated' by Lily Cole's full stage debut as Helen in raw new Homer adaptation
19 May 2014
REVIEWS: hip hop dance festival Breakin’ Convention
Hip hop dance festival Breakin’ Convention
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REVIEWS: hip hop dance festival Breakin’ Convention

Exhilarating, disciplined urban dance festival has critics shouting ‘Hip Hop Hooray!’
8 May 2014
REVIEWS: Lily Allen's vibrant Sheezus tour
Lily Allen
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REVIEWS: Lily Allen's vibrant Sheezus tour

Recent controversy can't ruin Allen's 'sparkling' return to the stage to promote her new album, say critics
1 May 2014
REVIEWS: spine-chilling theatre, The Believers
Bryony Lavery's new stage thriller The Believers
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REVIEWS: spine-chilling theatre, The Believers

Bryony Lavery's 'deliciously spooky' new drama about belief is another hit for Tricycle, say critics
30 Apr 2014
REVIEWS: Mario Golf World Tour game 'addictive fun'
MARIO GOLF WORLD TOUR
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REVIEWS: Mario Golf World Tour game 'addictive fun'

You don't have to be a hardcore golf fan to get hooked on this charming new Mario game, say reviewers
29 Apr 2014
REVIEWS: from schoolboy to spy, Another Country
Will Attenborough and Rob Callender
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REVIEWS: from schoolboy to spy, Another Country

Revival of Mitchell drama about the boyhood of a Cambridge spy is 'funny, painful and relevant', say critics
8 Apr 2014
REVIEWS: Gemma Whelan is 'brilliant' and 'harrowing'
Dark Vanilla Jungle
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REVIEWS: Gemma Whelan is 'brilliant' and 'harrowing'

Game of Thrones's Gemma Whelan 'brilliantly harrowing' as teenage sex slave, say critics
3 Apr 2014
REVIEWS: X Factor musical spoof I Can't Sing
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REVIEWS: X Factor musical spoof I Can't Sing

'Wildly eccentric' X Factor spoof delights some critics, but doesn't go far enough for others
31 Mar 2014
REVIEWS: Berenice Bejo in family drama The Past
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REVIEWS: Berenice Bejo in family drama The Past

Berenice Bejo is 'a revelation' in tense family drama from the director of A Separation
28 Mar 2014
REVIEWS: BioShock Infinite gets 'mind-bending' finale
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REVIEWS: BioShock Infinite gets 'mind-bending' finale

BioShock game gets 'mind-bending send-off' to saga of existentialism and quantum mechanics
27 Mar 2014
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