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‘Exhausting & strangely invigorating’: LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT – West End ★★★★★

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Lesley Manville, whose wrenching, delicately controlled pain scorched through Richard Eyre’s unforgettable production of Ibsen’s Ghosts a while back, now shines in an extraordinary performance under the same director in A Long Day’s Journey Into Night.






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‘Political dynamite’: MARY STUART – West End ★★★★

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In Robert Icke’s arresting adaptation of Mary Stuart, the scene opens with a sober-suited group of men watching two women in identical black velvet suits and white shirts, while a coin is spun to see which will be Queen Elizabeth I. One is Juliet Stevenson, one Lia Williams. They know no more than we do; they will obey the coin.