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Tom Birchenough

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Bio
Tom has been based largely in Moscow since 1991, from where he has written for a range of publications. He has contributed to Variety since 1993, and was for many years the film critic for the main English-language publication in Russia, The Moscow Times. He has been associate producer on a number of television documentaries on Russian subjects.

Articles By Tom Birchenough

Solaris, Lyric Hammersmith review - moving and finely cerebral

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Mephisto [A Rhapsody], Gate Theatre review - the callowness of history

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Catherine the Great, Sky Atlantic review - a glorious role for Helen Mirren only gets better

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Our Lady of Kibeho, Theatre Royal Stratford East review - heaven and hell in Rwandan visions

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Macbeth, Chichester Festival Theatre review - cosmic yet closely crafted

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Youth Without God, Coronet Theatre review - the chill control of nascent Nazism

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Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, Wilton's Music Hall review - klezmer revue is moving and inventive

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Faith, Hope & Charity, National Theatre review - a grim compassion

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Torch Song, Turbine Theatre review - impressive return for Harvey Fierstein's seminal gay drama

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The Son, Duke of York's Theatre review - a piercing drama of depression

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Appropriate, Donmar Warehouse review - fraught family reunion blisteringly told

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DVD: Are You Proud?

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Peter Pan, Troubadour White City review - off to a flying start

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DVD/Blu-ray: Ash Is Purest White

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Varda by Agnès review - a richly moving film farewell

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Equus, Trafalgar Studios review - passionate intensity

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