The National Theatre’s new temporary space, The Shed, is a cheery-looking red structure with an intimate interior. Its first offering is this meditative epic by Tanya Ronder, which explores loss, inherited trauma and the consequences of finding oneself fatherless.
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Charles Spencer enjoys an inventive, deeply felt production at the National Theatre's new venue
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A notebook that shows Laurence Olivier preparing for his last role in regional theatre before his career took off in London...
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The latest in a series of Russian dramas directed by Howard Davies at the National Theatre made Charles Spencer feel he was watching the work of a master.
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Adrian Lester is a charismatic, dignified Othello. When jealousy grips him he seethes with the sort of fury that causes him to flip a table with a single flick of his wrist. But he brings a delicate grace to the role, and the crispness of his verse-speaking is admirable – a reminder, as if we needed one, of his great quality as a Shakespearean actor.
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This Othello, at the National Theatre, has all the hallmarks of Hytner at his best, writes Charles Spencer.
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Dame Helen Mirren, Billie Piper, James McAvoy and Mark Rylance are among the top theatrical names nominated for Olivier Awards.
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Stars of the stage will gather in London later for the annual Olivier Awards - the biggest night in the theatre awards calendar with Helen Mirren and James McAvoy among the nominees.
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time wins seven awards, with Top Hat and Sweeney Todd victorious in musical categoriesThe categories in fullBest actorLuke Treadaway for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre, Cottesloe)Best actressHelen Mirren for The Audience (Gielgud theatre)MasterCard best new playThe Curious Incident of the Dog...
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