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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

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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Romeo and Juliet, Creation Theatre online review - game version falls between stools

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Romeo and Juliet, National Theatre online review - a triumphant hybrid

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Romeo and Juliet, Palace Theatre, Manchester online review - futuristic and timely

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Love in a Wood, Jermyn Street Theatre review - stars gather remotely for a lively online presentation

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's Globe online review - a seasonal treat

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Nora: A Doll's House, Young Vic review - Ibsen diced, sliced and reinvented with poetic precision

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The Duchess of Malfi, Almeida Theatre review - a radically original perspective on Webster's tragedy

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A Christmas Carol, Old Vic Theatre review - the festive favourite mixes gloom with merriment

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The Wind of Heaven, Finborough Theatre review - a welcome, if strange, Emlyn Williams rediscovery

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The Taming of the Shrew, Barbican review - different but still problematic

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Ian McKellen On Stage, Harold Pinter Theatre review - a master relishes the joy of theatre

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Blood Wedding, Young Vic review - inventive, poetic if over-stretched revival of Lorca's rural tragedy

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First Person: Christina McMaster - seeking musical cures for...

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Album: Yama Warashi - Crispy Moon

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Between Two Worlds review - Juliette Binoche, maid in Franc...

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Samson et Dalila, Royal Opera review - from austerity to exc...

Words and situations are one-dimensional, but the music is chameleonic, if not profound, and crafted with a master’s hand. What to do about ...

Henry VIII, Shakespeare's Globe review - unashamedly vu...

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Luzzu review - a Maltese fisherman struggles with modernity

In Maltese-American Alex Camilleri’s debut feature, it’s a case of follow the swordfish. This terrifically atmospheric, almost documentary-like...