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In this Idris Elba-inspired play, the dialogue is sparse, the characters are sketchy, and the celebratory ending feels unearned and trite.
In the National Theatre's new play, Kelly is 27, a virgin and desperate to know what sex is like.
The all-black cast produces strong performances on their own merits, as well as investing the story with extra layers of meaning.
The National’s revival of the 1982 play reminds us of the compromises that women make to survive in a world built for men.
In her performance as John Proctor, Caoilfhionn Dunne’s gender felt irrelevant – wonderfully so.
Plus: I’m a Phoenix, Bitch by Bryony Kimmings.
Plus: Berberian Sound Studio at the Donmar.
Plus: Six, the musical about Henry VIII’s wives.
Cate Blanchett's National Theatre debut shows the difference between spank-me-harder clichés and words which are truly wounding.
From endless Arthur Miller to the National’s sell-out Cate Blanchett vehicle, the forthcoming year in theatre.
Hadestown turns the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice into a folk-opera with New Orleans jazz influences.