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Gerard McBurney

Articles By Gerard McBurney

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Grenfell: Value Engineering, The Tabernacle review - bruisin...

Grenfell: Value Engineering isn’t actually a play. It’s an edited version of the testimony heard by the Grenfell Tower Inquiry,...

Rufus Wainwright, London Palladium review - superb musicians...

Rufus Wainwright believes opera to be “the greatest art form that has...

Dave Chappelle: The Closer, Netflix review - race and class...

Say what you like about Dave Chappelle, but if nothing else he's an equal-opportunities offender, as his latest Netflix special, The Closer...

Love and Other Acts of Violence, Donmar Warehouse review - s...

This is simultaneously a love story and an archaeology of hate, a...

Rice, Orange Tree Theatre review - whip-smart, but unsure wh...

“Careful, there’s a hole in the floor.” The warning’s an unusual one, passed along conscientiously by the stewards at the door of the tiny...

Blu-ray: La Dolce Vita

One of those films weighed down by a considerable reputation, La Dolce Vita (1960) is rarely taken as seriously as it should be. From the...

Ridley Road, BBC One review - Jewish community fights Nazi n...

Neo-Nazis held a Trafalgar Square rally under the banner "Free Britain from Jewish Control" in the year of my birth; I had no idea until I watched...

The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Lyric Hammersmith review - matc...

“You can’t kick a cow in Leenane without some bastard holding a grudge for 20 years,” sighs Pato Dooley (Adam Best) prophetically...

Bernstein Double Bill, Opera North review - fractured relati...

Leonard Bernstein’s one-act opera Trouble in Tahiti enjoyed a relatively trouble-free gestation, at least compared to his other stage...

Clements Prize, Conway Hall review - newly-written string tr...

The Conway Hall in London has hosted chamber music concerts since it was built in 1929, and for 40 years this included a composition prize, in...