THEATRE REVIEW: The Doctor starring Juliet Stevenson at the Almeida

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE? Almeida Theatre RUNTIME: 170 minutes (with 20-minute interval)

WHEN? 12/8, opens 20/8 and runs to 28/9/19

STOP PRESS: The Doctor transfers to the Duke Of Yorks in the West End from April 2020 Tickets

Welcome to writer/director Robert Icke’s final production as Associate Director at this venue in a remarkable run which has seen 3 West End transfers at 5 attempts.

  • Read on for reasons including how Stevenson sits on the end of the stage with her legs hanging immediately in front of us

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THEATRE REVIEW: The Wild Duck at the Almeida

WORTH A LOOK?: ****1/2

WHERE? Almeida Theatre RUN TIME: 2 hours and 35 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)

WHEN?: 25/10, runs to 17/11/18

Andrew Scott won our Best Theatre Actor monsta last year for his titular role in Robert Icke’s re-imagining of Hamlet which transferred into the West End from the Almeida.

  • Read on for reasons including how Icke consistently brings fresh eyes to classic work and re-imagines it memorably

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9 reasons why we can’t wait for February

  1. Charlotte Perrelli returns to Melodifestivalen

Europe’s premiere Eurovision selection show launches on 4/2 at 7pm English time with the return of 1999 winner Charlotte Perrelli, who also won Melodifestivalen in 2008, MF favourites Ace Wilder, Dinah Nah and Boris Rene. 2012 Eurovision winner Loreen also competes in heat 4 25/2. Prime-time Saturday nights in February sorted.¬†Picture via YouTube from the Take Me To Your Heaven performance in 1999’s Eurovision.

  • Read on for reasons including what Imelda Staunton did next, Sherlock goes Hamlet and the pick of the awards season

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THEATRE REVIEW: Mary Stuart starring Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE: Almeida

WHEN: 9/12, runs to 21/1/17

‘A majority does not mean a thing is always in the right’. There aren’t many laughs in this but it’s a moment of hilarity for this north London audience.

  • Read on for reasons including why this insight from Elizabeth I advisor Lord Talbot sparked laughter

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THEATRE REVIEW: 1984

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Playhouse Theatre

WHEN: 17/6 runs to 29/10

Robert Icke won the 2016 best director Olivier for Oresteia and there’s much from that in this 2014 Almeida production which is back in the West End for another run.

  • Read on for the reasons why this George Orwell literary classic works on stage

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