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Articles By Tom Birchenough

Richard III, Shakespeare's Globe review - Michelle Terry riffs with punk bravado

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Something in the Air, Jermyn Street Theatre review - evocative London mood music

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Meeting Gorbachev review - Werner Herzog offers a swansong tribute

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Mad House, Ambassadors Theatre review - David Harbour is magnificent in Theresa Rebeck's family drama

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Jitney, Old Vic review - a directorial delight

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Lava, Soho Theatre review - silences, secrets and lies

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'Daddy' A Melodrama, Almeida Theatre review - production exuberance carries a new play of promise

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The Fever Syndrome, Hampstead Theatre review - ambitious family drama falls short

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Peggy For You, Hampstead Theatre review - comedic gold, and a splinter of ice, from Tamsin Greig

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Measure for Measure, Sam Wanamaker Theatre review - this problem play is a delight

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A Merchant of Venice, Playground Theatre review - Shylock supreme in a pared-down production

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'Night, Mother, Hampstead Theatre review - despair in sotto-voce

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The Winter's Tale, RSC, BBC Four review - post-war poise colours a solid production

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A Splinter of Ice, Original Theatre Company online review - Graham Greene and Kim Philby are friends reunited

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Blu-ray: I Was at Home, But...

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Blu-ray: Beginning

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There’s a fierce, dark energy to the Globe’s new Richard III that I don’t recall at that venue for a fair while. The drilled cast dances...

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