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Cherrelle Skeete interview: ‘Theatre reminds you that you’re alive’

The rising star tells Nick Clark how she stepped up to a lead role at Hampstead Theatre just days before this week’s opening night

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The Fellowship at Hampstead Theatre review: moving and hard-hitting

Roy Williams’ ambitious new play tackles the complexities of Black British identity

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A new Peaky Blinders immersive experience is coming to London

The TV show may be over, but fans can now get up close and personal with the Shelbys in a new immersive theatre show. We chat to the brains bringing 1920s Birmingham to life

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Mad House at the Ambassadors Theatre review: Both stars are brilliant

New West End play boldly cracks open the suffocating messiness of death, family, and mental health

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Sun & Sea at LIFT: the climate change opera that audiences adore

A smash-hit at the Venice Biennale, this unique performance is about to open in south London

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Fantastically Great Women... at Theatre Royal Stratford East review

This new British musical has all the energy of a girl band concert and enough history to inspire young people to read up on the real-life heroines

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Clean Break: putting the spotlight on women in the justice system

For four decades, the theatre company has kept the subject of women in prison on the cultural radar, with its new play tackling addiction and the criminal justice system in a working-class Pakistani family

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That is Not Who I Am at the Royal Court: enjoyably slippery

Weird marketing ploys aside, this play on the ambiguity of truth is pleasingly hard to pin down

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Sir Mark Rylance: West End shows pulled after star’s brother dies

Three shows across June 11 and 12 have been cancelled so the Oscar-winning actor can attend his brother’s funeral in California

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The Gunpowder Plot Immersive Experience: incredible VR, when it works

Once they’ve ironed out the technical issues this should be quite something

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Britannicus at the Lyric Hammersmith: Rarely revived for good reason

Some decent performances can’t drag any contemporary relevance out of this talky French classic

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The Glass Menagerie review: Amy Adams’ West End debut is unconvincing

As a West End star vehicle for the celebrated actress, The Glass Menagerie barely passes its MOT

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Dropped at Canal Cafe: a moving tale of sacrifice for dashed dreams

Alfie Cain’s debut play about being dropped by his football academy aged 18 reveals the emotional cost of early commitment

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Girl on an Altar, Kiln Theatre: bracingly good reworking of Greek myth

Marina Carr’s examination of the Trojan War through women’s eyes is gripping

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Legally Blonde, Regent’s Park review: A fizzy, fun musical night out

Lucy Moss’s exuberant production largely steamrollers over some of the show’s more dated moments

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We Started to Sing at the Arcola: an intriguing but exhausting ramble

Barney Norris has mined his family’s stories but its meandering structure gives it the air of an anecdote that goes on too long

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two Palestinians go dogging, Royal Court: a mess but it stays with you

Sami Ibrahim’s play is incredibly annoying but it doesn’t let you go either

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The Father and the Assassin: Heavy on exposition, short on drama

Watching this play about Indian independence feels like having history explained to you, rather than being immersed in it

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The best theatre to see in London this month from Prima Facie to Cock

Our guide to the best new shows to see in the capital this month, in the West End and beyond

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My Fair Lady at the Coliseum: fresh and sparky, with a bona fide star

Bartlett Sher’s production repackages this witty, well-crafted piece of work for a new generation

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House of Shades review: A jumble of family saga and political screed

A layered, expressive lead performance from Anne-Marie Duff can’t save this baggy production

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Lockdown gave time to write new play, says ‘stage addict’ Cush Jumbo

The Good Wife star says she has wanted to write the new show for a long time

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The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs: acerbic, moving and fun

Iman Qureshi’s cheerful comedy isn’t particularly subtle but there’s some really terrific writing here

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The Breach at Hampstead Theatre: headlong but ultimately unconvincing

It takes you on one hell of a journey, but doesn’t ring entirely true

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David Eldridge: Where are the suburban blue collar classes in theatre?

The Essex-born playwright asks why, as theatre diversifies, do the working class-made-good seem to remain invisible

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Understudies are the undervalued key to change in the theatre industry

Covid chaos has had a huge effect on theatre shows and understudies have held them together - it’s time to do more than applaud

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From Anne Boleyn to Elle Woods: What Tony nominee Lucy Moss did next

After becoming the youngest female director on Broadway for Six, Lucy Moss is putting her spin on Legally Blonde the Musical

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Middle review: David Eldridge’s marriage drama is a emotional workout

Claire Rushbrook and Daniel Ryan give heartfelt, nuanced performances as a late-fortysomething Essex couple in crisis

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Much Ado About Nothing review: A smart, stylish staging

Director Lucy Bailey’s production offers a purely pleasurable evening at the Globe

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Jerusalem review: 13 years on, time has deepened this modern classic

You could watch Rylance’s performance every night and still find new dimensions

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Prima Facie review: Jodie Comer is better than we’ve ever seen her

The Killing Eve star is what we’re here to see in this one-woman show about a barrister who is sexually assaulted - and she delivers

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Meet Oklahoma! star Anoushka Lucas: from skint singer to theatre queen

Anoushka Lucas spent her twenties trying and failing to get a record deal; in her thirties, she’s found a thrilling new career in theatre

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Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem still packs a mighty punch

Frequently deemed the best play of the 21st century, Nick Curtis explores the story of Jerusalem as it returns to the West End 13 years after it first opened