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Rachel Halliburton

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Articles By Rachel Halliburton

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Gillian Lynne Theatre review - the puppetry is all part of the magic

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Prom 9, Finch, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Matiakh review - thrilling, conceptually fascinating evening

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Prom 7, Dido and Aeneas, La Nuova Musica review - bold and original from the start

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Patriots, Almeida Theatre review - a brilliant drama from Peter Morgan about rampant Russian power games

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The Making of Pinocchio, LIFT 2022, Battersea Arts Centre review - witty, ingenious exploration of gender transition

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King Lear, Shakespeare's Globe review - eviscerates emotionally while illuminating a society rotten with lies

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The Wedding, Gecko Theatre, Barbican review - eccentric, ebullient exploration of our contract with society

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Henry VIII, Shakespeare's Globe review - unashamedly vulgar take on our last split with Europe

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The House of Shades, Almeida Theatre review - Anne-Marie Duff blazes in Beth Steel's excoriating new drama

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The Breach, Hampstead Theatre review - profoundly uncomfortable work that burns like ice

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Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare's Globe review – a perfect piece of escapism for our uncertain summer

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Punchdrunk's The Burnt City, One Cartridge Place review - thrilling, discombobulating vision of an ancient world

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Scandaltown, Lyric Hammersmith review - Restoration-comedy-style take on 21st Century shamelessness

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Persuasion, Alexandra Palace Theatre review - graphic-novel-style Austen

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The 47th, Old Vic review - ambitious Trump satire doesn't quite hit its target

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Small Island, National Theatre review - visually ravishing tale with an epic sweep

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