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14+ shows most likely to make critics’ #theatre2016 list of lists

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, News, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Sticky, Touring by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

I rounded up my personal choices in a recent blog and have enjoyed reading and publishing the scores of Year in Review blogs (nearly 30!) from My Theatre Mates colleagues in recent weeks. As an addendum, I’ve now rounded up critics’ round-ups in other publications.

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Review: How To Hold Your Breath (Royal Court)

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Maxine Peake is a great young actress. Maxine Peake, now she’s shed the girth she sported as Twinkle in Dinnerladies, is a lithe and lovely young actress with a gamine haircut and both the features and stage presence to remind you of a young Julie Walters. Maxine Peake has a television profile Olivia Colman might […]

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HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATH Royal Court, SW1

In London theatre, Plays, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

EUROPE COLLAPSES, DEMONS ROAM FREE, WHO CARES? Capitalism, consumerism, the banking system, the transactional heartlessness of modern relationships, the illusory comfort of a deluded Europe. Dreadful. We have all had been screwed senseless by a pitiless demon with black semen … Continue reading →