THEATRE REVIEW: The Welkin starring Maxine Peake, Cecilia Noble, Haydn Gwynne and Ria Zmitrowicz

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE? Lyttelton Theatre, National RUNTIME: 170 minutes (including a 20-minute interval)

WHEN? 18/1/20, press night 22/1, runs to 23/5/20

We’re in rural Suffolk in 1759 where convicted murderer Sally Poppy claims to be pregnant and 12 women must assess whether she is, which would save her from execution.

  • Read on for reasons including how this cast has Olivier, BAFTA and Tony award nominations between them

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THEATRE REVIEW: The Way Of The World starring Haydn Gwynne, Geoffrey Streatfeild & Fisayo Akinade

WORTH A LOOK?: **

WHERE: Donmar

WHEN: 30/3, press night 3/4, runs to 26/5/18

We’re here for the casting of Linda Bassett, reviewed on this site in Escaped Alone at the Royal Court, as matriarch Lady Wishfort but she is replaced before previews begin.

  • Read on for reasons including how Bassett’s replacement Haydn Gwynne shapes up

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THEATRE REVIEW: The Threepenny Opera starring Rory Kinnear and Rosalie Craig

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: National (Olivier Theatre)

WHEN: 21/5, runs to 1/9

Rory Kinnear must be a dream of an actor to work with. Instead of dominating this adaptation of Brecht and Weill’s classic as Captain Macheath he takes a step back to allow the entire cast to shine.

  • Read on for why Rosalie Craig is the real reason to see The Threepenny Opera

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