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Critics’ Circle Awards: Why theatre still needs experts too

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Now in their 28th year, the annual Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards take place tomorrow (Tuesday 31 January 2017) at the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre. The Awards, founded in 1989, are run by the Drama Section of The Critics’ Circle, which has existed since 1913 to protect and promote cultural criticism in the UK. Tomorrow’s ceremony is hosted by Drama …

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Diary of a Theatre Addict: 13 shows in London, 5 beyond, 11 in New York in April

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Across April I’ve duly seen 13 shows in London, one of them twice within the space of four days – namely the current revival of Guys and Dolls. I’d seen it twice before that, first when it originated at Chichester two summers ago and then when it transferred to the Savoy in January, and now again when it moved across town to the Phoenix with a substantially re-cast set of principals and I reviewed it for a third time. Then I returned to it yet again the same weekend to accompany a friend who was in town visiting from New York (yes, it’s that good!).