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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

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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A Doll's House, Lyric Hammersmith review - Ibsen tellingly transposed to colonial India

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The Girl on the Train, Duke of York's Theatre review - boozy psycho-thriller rolls clunkily into town

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theartsdesk Q&A: Lia Williams on the challenges of theatre

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Death of a Salesman, Young Vic review - new-minted revival of a masterpiece

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It kicks off with “No Easy Way Down.” First released on 1984’s mini-LP Explosions in the Glass Palace, it was an instant benchmark by...

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Every day this week I’m watching a football match, and now – after April’s production of Lydia Higman, Julia Grogan and Rachel Lemon’s Gunter...

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Out on the perimeters where there are no stars, in a void full of bong-smoke and synesthetic noise… there, in a greasy biker hovel full of...

The Bikeriders review - beer, brawls and Harley-Davidsons

The best-known book about motorcycle gangs is Hunter S Thompson’s Hell’s Angels, a classic foundational text of the so-called “New...