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The Painkiller

Laurence reviews Sean Foley's hilarious adaptation of Francis Veberʼs classic French farce, starring Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon.

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Women the losers in pension reforms

Women born after April 1951 the big losers in changes to the state pension age.

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Nell Gwynn

Nell Gwynn is a warm-hearted and generous piece of theatrical history brought vividly to life. An immensely enjoyable show! Laurence Green reviews.

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Battlefield

Battlefield asks profound questions about life and death in a world riven with conflict. Based around the classic Mahabharata, it seems both contemporary and timeless, writes Laurence Green.

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Escaped Alone

Laurence reviews Caryl Churchill's new dark black comedy Escaped Alone at Royal Court Theatre.

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Evening at the Talk House

Laurence Green reviews Wallace Shawn's latest work Evening at the Talk House at the National Theatre.

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wonder.land

A radical modern makeover of Alice in Wonderland is provided in Rufus Norris's spectacular production of wonder.land (Oliver auditorium at the National) with music by Blur's Damon Albarn and book and lyrics by Moira Buffini.

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Laurence Green reviews Josie Rourke's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, adapted from Choderlos de Laclos's scandalous novel by Christopher Hampton.

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Sherpa

Sherpa is a majestic-looking documentary charting the disproportionate share of risks allocated to the Himalayan mountain guides on Everest. By Laurence Green.

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Grandma

Grandma provides a funny, thought-provoking and poignant insight into the choices we make and how we come to feel about them through the prism of time, writes Laurence Green.

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Henry V

Gregory Dolan's traditional take on Henry V lacks atmosphere or the feeling of an epic but wil still please some, writes Laurence Green.

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As You Like It

A strange, modern-day makeover has been given to Shakespeare's comedy of love and change in Polly Findlay's production of As You Like It (NT Olivier Auditorium).

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Giacometti Pure Presence

National Portrait Gallery opens a collection of works by Alberto Giacometti that reveals his lifelong passion for portraiture.

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Medea

Laurence Green rues an updated version of Medea, which turns Euripides' powerful tragedy of female vengeance into a rather mundane domestic drama.

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Future Conditional

Rob Brydon and debutante Nikki Patel redeem this inconsistent docu-drama about the UK education system playing at the Old Vic.

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Photograph 51

Nicole Kidman gives a compelling performance as scientist and DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin in a play that encapsulates the ecstasy of scientific discovery.

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Our Country's Good

Laurence reviews the revival of Timberlake Wertenbaker's 1988 play Our Country's Good at the National Theatre.

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The Wolfpack

Truth proves stranger than fiction in Crystal Moselle's debut documentary feature The Wolfpack (selected cinemas).

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Dear Lupin

In spite of reservations, Dear Lupin, proves to be a sad but essentially life-affirming look at the things that bind us together as human beings, writes Laurence Green.

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The Heresy of Love

Laurence Green finds a rich revival of Helen Edmondson's Heresy of Love a rich and stimulating evening in the theatre.

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Bakkhai

Euripides's greek classic, Bakkhai, comes to the Almeida Theatre. Laurence Green reports.

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Richard II

Laurence reviews Simon Godwin’s production of Richard II at the Shakespeare’s Globe.

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The Mentalists

Laurence Green reviews The Mentalists directed by Abbey Wright at the Wyndham’s Theatre.

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The Trial

Laurence Green reviews the adaptation of Franz Kafka's The Trial at the Young Vic.

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The Motherf***er with the Hat

Stephen Adly Guirgi's atmospheric, piercing study of addiction puts humour and pain hand in hand. Laurence Green finds plenty of food for thought.

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Hang

Laurence Green savours an impassioned performance by Marianne Jean Baptiste in Hang, Debbie Tucker Green’s drama on the corrosive effects of crime and punishment.

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Nick Hornby’s Funny Girl: Delicious 1960s nostalgia

Michael Edwards peers between the pages of Funny Girl, Nick Hornby's loving paean to the London of the Swinging, but rather sordid, Sixties.

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The Beaux Stratagem

Laurence Green finds a deliciously modern comic sensibility and mischievous feminist agenda in George Farquhar's 1707 play The Beaux Stratagem.

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Queen and Country

John Boorman's Queen and Country is beautifully shot portrait of 1950s Britain and a perfect companion piece to his much-loved Hope and Glory.

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Peter Pan

Laurence Green enjoys a summer’s evening performance of the JM Barrie classic at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

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