wed 24/07/2024

Mert Dilek

Articles By Mert Dilek

King Lear, Almeida Theatre review - Danny Sapani dazzles in this spartan tragedy

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Hadestown, Lyric Theatre review - soul-stirring musical gloriously revamps classical myths

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Stranger Things: The First Shadow, Phoenix Theatre review - formidable stagecraft unlocks new depths to the popular series

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King Lear, Wyndham's Theatre review - Kenneth Branagh helms a pared-down tragedy

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Sunset Boulevard, Savoy Theatre review - Nicole Scherzinger stuns in an exceptional production

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Brokeback Mountain, @sohoplace review - emotionally inert take on acclaimed tale of queer love

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Medea, @sohoplace review - Sophie Okonedo is commanding in a dated version of the Greek tragedy

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Mandela, Young Vic review - baffling bio-musical

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Orlando, Garrick Theatre review - Emma Corrin is incandescent in an underwhelming adaptation

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The Crucible, National Theatre review - visually stunning revival of Miller's classic drama

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Who Killed My Father, Young Vic review - Hans Kesting excels in this solo show

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My Fair Lady, London Coliseum review - tasteful revival powered by stirring performances

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Jerusalem, Apollo Theatre review - Mark Rylance blazes in this astonishing revival

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Prima Facie, Harold Pinter Theatre review - Jodie Comer sears the stage

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The Sugar House, Finborough Theatre review - appealing but uneven family drama

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albatross., Playground Theatre review - interconnected intimacies

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