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Rachel Halliburton

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The Boy with Two Hearts, National Theatre review - poignant yet humorous story of family forced to flee Afghanistan

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Igor Levit, Wigmore Hall review - titanic talent shows his lighter side

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The Snail House, Hampstead Theatre - perplexing new drama that lacks bite

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Prom 61, Cabell, Chineke! Voices and Orchestra, Edusei review - a thrilling, fiercely rational Beethoven 9

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I, Joan, Shakespeare's Globe review - a non-binary retelling that's as ebullient as it's irreverent

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Gillian Lynne Theatre review - the puppetry is all part of the magic

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Prom 9, Finch, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Matiakh review - thrilling, conceptually fascinating evening

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Prom 7, Dido and Aeneas, La Nuova Musica review - bold and original from the start

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Patriots, Almeida Theatre review - a brilliant drama from Peter Morgan about rampant Russian power games

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The Making of Pinocchio, LIFT 2022, Battersea Arts Centre review - witty, ingenious exploration of gender transition

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King Lear, Shakespeare's Globe review - eviscerates emotionally while illuminating a society rotten with lies

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The Wedding, Gecko Theatre, Barbican review - eccentric, ebullient exploration of our contract with society

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Henry VIII, Shakespeare's Globe review - unashamedly vulgar take on our last split with Europe

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The House of Shades, Almeida Theatre review - Anne-Marie Duff blazes in Beth Steel's excoriating new drama

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The Breach, Hampstead Theatre review - profoundly uncomfortable work that burns like ice

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Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare's Globe review – a perfect piece of escapism for our uncertain summer

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Blu-ray: Nitram

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The title of Andrew Murray’s new book poses a question that also vexed...

Album: The Cult - Under the Midnight Sun

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