Michael Billington

I'm the Guardian's theatre critic, biographer of Harold Pinter and author most recently of State of the Nation: British Theatre Since 1945

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Sweet Charity review – Anne-Marie Duff has the rhythm of life
April, 18 2019
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Three Sisters review – Frecknall and Ferran reunite for clannish Chekhov
April, 17 2019
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Sweeney Todd review – raging underdog adds politics to the pies
April, 16 2019
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A German Life review – Maggie Smith shines as Goebbels' secretary
April, 12 2019
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Rooms review – Enda Walsh's empty spaces are full of despair
April, 12 2019
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Little Miss Sunshine review – feuding family hits the road to a new tune
April, 2 2019
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Maggie May review – Lionel Bart's musical will show you a good time
March, 31 2019
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Grief Is the Thing With Feathers review – Cillian Murphy is a wonder
March, 29 2019
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Wolfie review – Sisters Grimm weave a fairytale with a social conscience
March, 26 2019
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Edmond de Bergerac review – France's hectic answer to Shakespeare in Love
March, 22 2019
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Downstate review – big-question drama on how we live with child abusers
March, 21 2019
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The Bay at Nice review – David Hare's battle of duty and desire
March, 20 2019
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Betrayal review – Hiddleston is superb in haunting drama of deception
March, 14 2019
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Admissions review – a harsh lesson for white liberals
March, 13 2019
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Strike Up the Band review – cheese-war satire roasts the American whey
March, 11 2019
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Waitress review – guilty passions served up with warmth
March, 7 2019
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Richard II review – women of colour's blazing show reflects our current chaos
March, 7 2019
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Alys, Always review – stylish staging of Harriet Lane's thriller
March, 6 2019
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Counting Sheep review – feverish show recreates Kiev uprising
February, 28 2019
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The Son review – Florian Zeller's frightening tale of teen depression
February, 27 2019
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Equus review – Peter Shaffer's homoerotic classic is exhilarating
February, 25 2019
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Tartuffe: The Imposter review – a radical Molière for an era of inequality
February, 22 2019
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Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train review – faith and horror on Rikers Island
February, 21 2019
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Shipwreck review – vital political drama takes Trump seriously
February, 20 2019
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Bodies review – deft revival for adultery neurosis comedy drama
February, 19 2019
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Come From Away review – relentless niceness in tale of post-9/11 Canadian kindness
February, 18 2019
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9 to 5 The Musical review – slick and stylish Dolly Parton period piece
February, 17 2019
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Berberian Sound Studio review – aural sex-drenched horror hits its targets
February, 15 2019
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The American Clock review – Arthur Miller's snapshots of the 1930s
February, 14 2019
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All About Eve review – classic Hollywood updated with technical wizardry
February, 13 2019
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Rutherford and Son review – passion and power in Githa Sowerby's classic
February, 12 2019
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Albert Finney on stage: that indefinable quality called 'weight'
February, 8 2019
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Dracula review – Stoker's chiller returns to library where it was written
February, 8 2019
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Pinter Seven review – Danny Dyer and Martin Freeman on fire in glorious double bill
February, 7 2019
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Cougar review – breathless scenes of sexual power games in luxury hotels
February, 6 2019
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Beast on the Moon review – portrait of a marriage and a massacre
February, 4 2019
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Cost of Living review – Adrian Lester dazzles in stirring portrait of poverty
February, 1 2019
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The Orchestra review – Jean Anouilh's band clash over sex and politics
January, 31 2019
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Cuzco review – romance left in ruins on the Inca trail
January, 29 2019
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Welcome to the UK review – fancy a game of Home Office bingo?
January, 28 2019
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Leave to Remain review – spirited gay-marriage musical from Kele Okereke
January, 25 2019
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When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other review – it's explicit but hardly shocking
January, 24 2019
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Dear Elizabeth review – poets bare their souls in a lyrical show
January, 23 2019
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Violet review – Fun Home duo's road trip gets lost in music
January, 22 2019
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Our Lady of Kibeho review – startling story of a heavenly 'visitation'
January, 17 2019
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Rosenbaum's Rescue review – riveting clash about escaping the Nazis
January, 16 2019
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Aspects of Love review – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most beguiling score
January, 14 2019
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Coming Clean review – revival of pioneering play of a gay love triangle
January, 13 2019
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The War of the Worlds review – smart take on today's 'fake news' invasion
January, 11 2019
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Paradise review – Sara Kestelman is superb in sunset drama
January, 8 2019
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