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Come From Away

Come From Away was a sleeper hit across North America, Broadway included, but this adaptation in spite of its charm and energy has perhaps too little to say.

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Jesus Hopped the A Train

A pumping, pounding play that alternately blazes and freezes its way through the stories of two men incarcerated in the infamous Rikers Island prison. Laurence Green reviews.

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The American Clock

Laurence Green reviews a new three-hour production of Arthur Miller's The American Clock (directed by Rachel Chavkin), at the Old Vic Theatre.

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Tintin: as the eternal youth turns 90, he's still teaching children about the world

Paul Aleixo looks at the enduring appeal of Hergé's comic book hero Tintin: one of Belgium’s great gifts to the children of the world.

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The Cane

This moral examination of corporal punishment should have been insightful and thought-provoking but lacks the necessary depth and passion to make us really care. Writes Laurence Green.

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Disobedience

Sebastian Lelio's Disobedience starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams asks searching questions about religious transgression and individuality but ultimately disapppoints, writes Laurence Green.

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The Inheritance

A production of the acclaimed The Inheritance (directed by Stephen Daldry) turns out to be a major disappointment despite the best efforts of its ensemble cast, writes Laurence Green.

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I'm Not Running

The rise of single-issue politics and the difficulty of staying true to your beliefs form the basis of David Hare's I'm Not Running. Laurence Green reviews.

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BFI London Film Festival 2018

Laurence Green picks out his top choices ahead of the BFI London Film Festival 2018 including Jon Baird's Stan & Ollie.

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Poet in da Corner

Debris Stevenson's energetic coming of age tale Poet in da Corner is a heady mix of grime music, physicality, dance and biographical, if fractured storytelling. Laurence Green reviews.

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Underground Railroad Game

A flawed drama about slavery that lacks the necessary engagement and emotional depth to convince, writes Laurence Green.

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Aristocrats

Despite the best efforts of its cast to inject some much-needed conviction into the show, this abstract production of Brian Freil's 1989 play Aristocrats lacks any sense of consequence or emotional clout and ultimately falls flat writes Laurence Green.

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Little Shop of Horrors

This camp, funny and sometimes sinister show is without a doubt the best production of the summer season writes Laurence Green.

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Exit the King

A fine central performance from Rhys Ifans, as the manic, self-obsessed monarch in Ionescu's Exit the King, cannot prevent the show from disappointing, writes Laurence Green.

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Othello

A stylish but rather safe production of Othello is saved by Mark Rylance's portrait of the impotence, provincialism and bitterness of the scheming Iago. Laurence Green reviews.

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The Jungle

Laurence Green reviews Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson's "patchwork of the dispossessed", The Jungle

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Two For The Seesaw

Laurence Green is pleasantly surprised by Gary Condes' rendition of William Gibson's 60-year-old romantic drama, Two For the Seesaw.

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Allelujah!

84-year-old Alan Bennett has done it again! "Allelujah!" is a play driven by affection, compassion and rage, finishing on a heartfelt plea: “Open your arms before it's too late!” Laurence Green reviews the playright's state of the nation opus.

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Ex-Libris: New York Public Library

"The film emerges as a thought-provoking, beautifully shot love letter to the model of inclusion and knowledge sharing and a topical reminder of the preciousness of libraries everywhere" writes Laurence Green.

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The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Terrorism is no laughing matter but Martin McDonagh actually makes it both funny and thought-provoking by satirising the more demented forms of political extremism in his biting, blood-strewn 1994 comedy, The Lieutenant of Inishmore.

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Imperium

Superlative two-part epic of ancient Roman intrigues is a magnificent triumph for the RSC and is rightly cheered as one of the theatrical highlights of the year, writes Laurence Green.

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Path of Blood

"Jonathan Hacker's latest documentary provides a revelatory insight into the daily life of jihadis at war and makes us question the nature of good and evil" writes Laurence Green.

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Julie

This new, updated production of August Strindberg’s 1888 tragedy, Miss Julie, promises more than it fulfils, writes Laurence Green.

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

An impressive central performance from Lia Williams as the calculated, manipulative school teacher in this ultimately uninspiring reworking of the classic The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

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Machinal

An illuminating insight into a woman’s desperate soul is provided by Sophie Treadwell in her 90-year-old masterpiece Machinal, given a fresh lease of life in Natalie Abrahami’s compelling new stage production at the Almeida Theatre.

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Tartuffe

Laurence Green can’t escape the feeling that Moliere’s wit and wisdom has been squandered in an attempt to give Tartuffe a 21st century relevance.

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The Writer

A much-hyped exploration of the purpose of art and the gender bias facing women in a society governed by fixed, male-determined rules, leaves Laurence Green feeling cold towards it.

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The Moderate Soprano

Stately and slow-paced first half inhibits Doris Hare's play about a monumental folly that became a temple of opera on the Sussex Downs. Laurence Green reviews.

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Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories makes the leap from stage to screen in this enjoyable but horror-lite movie. Joe Hargreaves reviews.

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The Great Wave

Francis Turnly brings a shocking story of abduction, derived from real events, to the fore in his new play: The Great Wave, directed by Indhu Rubasingham, says Laurence Green. The play is now being shown in the National Theatre's Dorfman Auditorium.

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