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Rachel Halliburton

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Articles By Rachel Halliburton

Uncanny Valley, BAC review – fascinating robotic lecture on aspects of the self

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Hamlet, Shakespeare's Globe review - melancholy mash-up lacks chemistry

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Best of Enemies, Young Vic review – fast-paced portrait of a clash between two titanic egos

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The Book of Dust, Bridge Theatre review – as much intelligence and provocation as fleet-footed fun

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Life of Pi, Wyndham's Theatre review - visually ravishing show uplifted by astonishing puppetry

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Four Quartets, Harold Pinter Theatre review - brilliant Fiennes breathes air and physicality into Eliot's work

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Little Women The Musical, Park Theatre review - broad brush comedy redeemed by a talented cast

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The Shark Is Broken, New Ambassadors Theatre review - how Spielberg's first blockbuster almost didn't happen

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Documenting the unimaginable: photographer Sebastião Salgado talks about climate change, dodging caimans and changing perspectives

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Love and Other Acts of Violence, Donmar Warehouse review - snappy and tightly intelligent but flawed

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Metamorphoses, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse review - punchy, cleverly reworked classic

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Indecent, Menier Chocolate Factory review - cabaret-style depiction of a rapidly changing world

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Once Upon A Time In Nazi Occupied Tunisia, Almeida Theatre review - flawed theatre but a great experiment

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Mr and Mrs Nobody, Jermyn Street Theatre review – as comfortable as afternoon tea with jam puffs

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Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare's Globe review - unsatisfactory mix of clumsy and edgy

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Bach & Sons, Bridge Theatre review - humorous and deeply intelligent

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