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Rachel Halliburton

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Articles By Rachel Halliburton

This House, National Theatre at Home review – timely revival of brilliant House of Commons drama

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Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre at Home review - still lively after all these years

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The Seven Streams of the River Ota, National Theatre review - theatre at its transcendent best

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Not Quite Jerusalem, Finborough Theatre review - theatrical hit from 1980 now feels flat and stale

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Women Beware Women, Shakespeare's Globe, review – wittily toxic upgrade of a Jacobean tragedy

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On McQuillan's Hill, Finborough Theatre review - timely glance at Northern Irish myths and tensions

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Girl From The North Country, Gielgud Theatre review – poignant collaboration between Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan

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Swive, Shakespeare's Globe review – pacy, dagger-sharp rewriting of history

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane, National Theatre review - terrifying, magical coming of age story

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Bridge Theatre review – spellbinding narrative of parallel worlds

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Stray Dogs, Park Theatre review – no fire in this historic encounter

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Death of a Salesman, Piccadilly Theatre review - galvanising reinvention of Arthur Miller's classic

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As You Like It, Barbican review – uneven comedy lacks bite

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Translations, National Theatre review - stunning revival of poignant tragicomedy

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Either, Hampstead Theatre review - funny, ingenious investigation of gender and love

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The Permanent Way, The Vaults review – devastating resurrection of play tackling corporate greed

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