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Heather Neill

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Heather Neill is a critic and theatre writer. She was Arts Editor of The Times Educational Supplement and has contributed features to The Times, Telegraph and theatre programmes. She reviews for The Stage, interviews for theatrevoice.com and has been a judge of the Offies and the Theatre Book Prize and an assessor for NT Connections.

Articles By Heather Neill

Being Mr Wickham, Jermyn Street Theatre review - the plausible, charming roué gives his version of events 30 years on

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Boys from the Blackstuff, National Theatre review - a lyrical, funny, affecting variation on a television classic

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Twelfth Night, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre review - burlesque overwhelms the darker notes in this mixed revival

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Underdog: the Other, Other Brontë, National Theatre review - enjoyably comic if caricatured sibling rivalry

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Red Pitch, @sohoplace review - the ebullient tale of teenage footballers gets a rollicking transfer

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The Enfield Haunting, Ambassadors Theatre review - muddled revisiting of famous paranormal events

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The Homecoming, Young Vic Theatre review - Pinter's disturbing masterpiece is given a low-key revival

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She Stoops to Conquer, Orange Tree Theatre review - much-loved classic rumbustiously updated

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Private Lives, Ambassador's Theatre review - classy revival lacking physical excess

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The Lehman Trilogy, Gillian Lynne Theatre review - a modern classic exuberantly revived

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As You Like It, @sohoplace review - music-filled, warm-hearted celebration

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Antigone, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre review - Sophocles rewritten with purpose and panache

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The Father and the Assassin, National Theatre review - Gandhi's killer puts his case in a bold, whirlwind production

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Hamlet, Young Vic review - Cush Jumbo flares in a low-key production

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Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall review - return of Agatha Christie's gripping courtroom drama

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The Dumb Waiter, Old Vic: In Camera review - more in sorrow than in anger

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Blu-ray: Merry-Go-Round (Körhinta)

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Skeleton Crew, Donmar Warehouse review - slow burn that sati...

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The Turkish Detective, BBC Two review - a bad business in th...

Any show making its debut in the midst of Wimbledon and the Euro-football, plus a spectacular performance by Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone, is...