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Theatre Review: Belleville (Donmar Warehouse)

Belleville Donmar Warehouse by Amy Herzog Directed by Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Tom Baker Playwright Amy Herzog understands the rhythms, vocal sparring, and awkwardness of good dialogue as nobody else...
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Theatre Review: The Lady from the Sea (Donmar Warehouse)

The Lady from the Sea Donmar Warehouse by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version by Elinor Cook Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah Reviewer: Tom Baker How long can the truth...

Theatre Review: Enter Stage Write (Birmingham Rep)

Enter Stage Write Transition Stage Company The Birmingham Repertory Theatre Featuring writing from Stephanie Perry, Lynda Lewis, Abraham Adeyemi, Rebecca de Fargues, and Kevin Powis. Directed by Hannah Jones...
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Book Review: After Kathy Acker – A Biography by Chris Kraus

Kathy Acker, a writer perhaps better known by reputation than from her actual writing, was in many ways a pioneer of the kind of...
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Theatre Review: Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare’s Globe by William Shakespeare Directed by Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Tom Baker Turns out, a Latin setting makes for good Shakespeare. It was true for...

London is brilliant, but absurd: why I won’t be moving back

This is perhaps the most difficult articles I've ever sat down to write - Yorkshire tea firmly gripped in hand. Firstly, I feel obliged...

Theatre Review: Travesties (Apollo Theatre)

Travesties By Tom Stoppard Apollo Theatre Reviewer: Andy Millward Travesties is, typically for our greatest artistic import from the then Czechoslovakia via India, Sir Tom Stoppard (aka Tomáš Straussler), a dazzling achievement.  It...

Theatre Review: Amadeus (National Theatre)

Amadeus By Peter Shaffer National TheatreReviewer: Andy Millward Taking on a production of the late and great Peter Schaffer‘s masterpiece Amadeus is an act of bravado, not something to be...

The Small Stagey Boy: To Be, or Not To Be

Welcome to a new regular series for The Daily Spectacle. This is a sister series to my Mindfulness 101 series which will soon be restarting....

The End of the Triple Threat

In a recent article by ‘American Theatre’, Maggie Gilroy talks about modern musical theatre students in the USA building on their much coveted triple...