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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 Country Wife, Southwark Playhouse review – knowing Restoration update

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Brief Encounter, Empire Cinema review – poignant, hilarious revival

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Dear Brutus, Southwark Playhouse review - a judicious mix of comedy and sadness

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Saint George and the Dragon, National Theatre review – a modern folk tale in the Olivier

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Nikki Amuka-Bird interview: 'There’s huge enthusiasm among actors of colour'

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The Mentor, Vaudeville Theatre review - having fun with artistic integrity

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Life of Galileo, Young Vic review - shared-experience Brecht is powerful, timely

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The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, Theatre Royal Haymarket review - 'Damian Lewis devastates'

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Anna Maxwell Martin: 'I like playing baddies' - interview

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Harold Pinter Theatre

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10 Questions for Director Ellen McDougall

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Peter Pan, National Theatre

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10 Questions for Actor David Troughton

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King Lear, Old Vic

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'I am dismayed by the tone of the debate'

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theartsdesk in Venice: Shylock comes home

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Elbow and New Order, Lucca Summer Festival review – a meetin...

Thirty-three years ago, at Manchester's Festival of the Tenth Summer, I fumed that New Order had been given top billing over The...

Whitewash, Soho Theatre review - a wild-at-heart linguistic...

This witty street-smart play about a white-skinned...

CD: Sum 41 - Order In Decline

Sum 41 were one of those light-weight punk-ish bands in unfeasibly...

Django Bates Belovèd Trio, Evan Parker, Wigmore Hall review...

"Genius" is a word to be used sparingly, but Django Bates surely is one. “A musical polymath and prodigiously gifted composer” went the citation...

Don Giovanni, Longborough Festival Opera review - Mozart in...

One of the features of the converted barn that forms the theatre at Longborough is a trio of statues that tops the front pediment of the building...

Bob Dylan and Neil Young, BST Hyde Park review - flat-out br...

It was billed as a moment of musical history: two of the great icons of rock'n'roll sharing a double-headline. A dream ticket. Except, of course,...

Robin Ince, Soho Theatre review - fun among the chaos

How to describe a show that by Robin Ince’s own admission doesn’t have a narrative strand, and for which he has written several pages of notes...

Florence + the Machine, BST Hyde Park review - mastering the...

It’s a rare thing that musicians sound better live than they do on Spotify. But Florence Welch sings a note perfect set – even when jumping up and...

CD: Sabaton – The Great War

It’s been 20 years since Sabaton’s formation in 1999, and the Swedish power...