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BALLET NIGHTS

★★★★

Lanterns Studio Theatre

BALLET NIGHTS at Lanterns Studio Theatre ★★★★ “a unique experience to get up close to some of the most high-profile and promising dancers of the moment” Jamiel Devernay-Laurence is back this spring with another programme of emerging and established dance talent at the Lanterns Studio Theatre. With the format now

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COWBOYS AND LESBIANS

★★★★

Park Theatre

COWBOYS AND LESBIANS at the Park Theatre ★★★★ “Pilkington and Vyvyan have amazing chemistry – their friendship and shy flirting seems entirely natural” Cowboys and Lesbians, written and directed by Billie Esplen, is a queer romantic comedy about 17-year-old best friends Nina (Julia Pilkington) and Noa (Georgia Vyvyan). In their

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JAB

★★★★

Finborough Theatre

JAB at the Finborough Theatre ★★★★ “a lot is packed into this emotionally raw production” There are two trains of thought about the pandemic. One that it is still too raw to explore in dramatic form; the other that it is old hat, and nobody wants to hear any more

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SHIFTERS

★★★★

Bush Theatre

SHIFTERS at the Bush Theatre ★★★★ “There are some lines of devastating simplicity that do a huge amount of emotional heavy lifting, showing off Lombe’s accomplishment and skill” This hugely charismatic commission from the Bush Theatre toys and teases audiences’ hearts, not least down to the sparkling performances from actors

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WISH YOU WEREN’T HERE

★★★

Soho Theatre

WISH YOU WEREN’T HERE at the Soho Theatre ★★★ “strong representation of modern mother and daughter relationships with beautifully honest and down-to earth delivery” Wish You Weren’t Here, written by Katie Redford, tells the story of a mother and daughter from Sheffield going on a weekend getaway to Scarborough. Mila

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HADESTOWN

★★★★★

Lyric Theatre

HADESTOWN at the Lyric Theatre ★★★★★ “Hadestown is the West End musical you’ll want to see this year. And next year. And the year after.” Hadestown is that remarkable thing: an adaptation of a tragic Greek myth that isn’t an opera or a film, or a series of elegiac poems,

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HIR

★★★★

Park Theatre

HIR at the Park Theatre ★★★★ “Felicity Huffman making her UK stage debut is mesmeric as Paige” HIR pronounced “here” is a story about place, and in Pulitzer and Tony-nominee Taylor Mac’s darkly absurdist play it is about home, in this shockingly good production. The brilliant cast is led by

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DOUBLE FEATURE

★★★★

Hampstead Theatre

DOUBLE FEATURE at Hampstead Theatre ★★★★ “Each performer reveals the layers of these complex characters with a skill that stretches beyond the mere words on the page” Can you separate the artist from the man? Now there’s a question. One that has been around for a very long time, but

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JUST FOR ONE DAY

★★★★

Old Vic Theatre

JUST FOR ONE DAY at the Old Vic Theatre ★★★★ “high-energy, high-power, dynamic staging that pays tribute to what was possibly one of the greatest events in music history” A decade before the Live Aid concert, David Bowie was holed up in a studio in West Berlin with a three-chord

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NELKEN

★★★★★

Sadler’s Wells Theatre

NELKEN at Sadler’s Wells Theatre ★★★★★ “This revival of Nelken honours its roots, while embracing the experiences of a new generation of dancers” Pina Bausch’s Nelken, created in 1982 for her company Tanztheater Wuppertal, was first performed at Sadler’s Wells in 2005. Nelken now returns for a triumphant revival under

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THE GREAT GATSBY

★★★

Theatre Royal Windsor

THE GREAT GATSBY at the Theatre Royal Windsor ★★★ “Fans of F Scott Fitzgerald and afficionados of ‘The Great Gatsby’ will not be disappointed” ‘On Air’ productions have become a popular staple of Theatre Royal, Windsor over the past few years, with their adaptations of classics read in an authentic

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REPARATIONS

★★★

Soho Theatre

REPARATIONS at the Soho Theatre ★★★ “Garad has created interesting, deeply layered characters in this impressive show” Maryam Garad presents a compelling debut show as part of the Soho Rising season showcasing new talent. She has a commanding stage presence, navigating the audience deftly through an intricate tale of growth

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