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Heather Neill

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Heather Neill is a critic and theatre writer. She was Arts Editor of The Times Educational Supplement and has contributed features to The Times, Telegraph and theatre programmes. She reviews for The Stage, interviews for theatrevoice.com and has been a judge of the Offies and the Theatre Book Prize and an assessor for NT Connections.

Articles By Heather Neill

Being Mr Wickham, Jermyn Street Theatre review - the plausible, charming roué gives his version of events 30 years on

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Boys from the Blackstuff, National Theatre review - a lyrical, funny, affecting variation on a television classic

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Twelfth Night, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre review - burlesque overwhelms the darker notes in this mixed revival

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Underdog: the Other, Other Brontë, National Theatre review - enjoyably comic if caricatured sibling rivalry

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Red Pitch, @sohoplace review - the ebullient tale of teenage footballers gets a rollicking transfer

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The Enfield Haunting, Ambassadors Theatre review - muddled revisiting of famous paranormal events

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The Homecoming, Young Vic Theatre review - Pinter's disturbing masterpiece is given a low-key revival

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She Stoops to Conquer, Orange Tree Theatre review - much-loved classic rumbustiously updated

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Private Lives, Ambassador's Theatre review - classy revival lacking physical excess

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The Lehman Trilogy, Gillian Lynne Theatre review - a modern classic exuberantly revived

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As You Like It, @sohoplace review - music-filled, warm-hearted celebration

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Antigone, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre review - Sophocles rewritten with purpose and panache

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The Father and the Assassin, National Theatre review - Gandhi's killer puts his case in a bold, whirlwind production

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Hamlet, Young Vic review - Cush Jumbo flares in a low-key production

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Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall review - return of Agatha Christie's gripping courtroom drama

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The Dumb Waiter, Old Vic: In Camera review - more in sorrow than in anger

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More Than One Story review - nine helpings of provocative po...

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Album: Orange Goblin - Science Not Fiction

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Music Reissues Weekly: Atlanta - Hotbed of 70s Soul

Michael Thevis made his money from pornography. In the Seventies, his Atlanta warehouses were stuffed with most of America’s porn. Nationally,...

Visit from an Unknown Woman, Hampstead Theatre review - slim...

Who was Stefan Zweig? It's likely that it's mostly older folk who studied German literature at A-level who have encountered this superb...

Longlegs review - like its titular killer, this summer'...

Apparently when actress Maika Monroe first saw Nicolas Cage in his full Longlegs get-up, her heart-rate skyrocketed to...

Album: Chris Cohen - Paint a Room

Paint a Room is idiosyncratic, but it is an absolute joy. Accessible too. Permeated with a summery vibe, its 10 songs glisten like the...

theartsdesk at the Buxton International Festival - power and...

Buxton International Festival offers one thundering success, one uneasy compromise and one surprisingly enjoyable experience, in its three...

Sleep review - things that go bump in the night

The question Korean director Jason Yu is asking...

Album: Catherine Russell and Sean Mason - My Ideal

Voice and piano.The combination can have a simplicity, a conversational freedom, a rightness...