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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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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Time Is Love/Tiempo Es Amor review – betrayal in the barrio
January, 7 2019
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Pinter Five and Six review – starry cast bring shorter works into the spotlight
January, 6 2019
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Nativity! The Musical review – season's greetings from Dani and Danny Dyer
December, 21 2018
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Sweat review – breathtaking drama about life in the American rustbelt
December, 20 2018
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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second review – Simon Russell Beale's king sold short
December, 19 2018
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Top 10 theatre shows of 2018
December, 17 2018
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Timon of Athens review – Kathryn Hunter lays waste to wealth worship
December, 14 2018
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The Cane review – Mark Ravenhill's provocative look at power abuse
December, 13 2018
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The Double Dealer review – sly schemers, randy wives and foolish cuckolds
December, 12 2018
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Snowflake review – Mike Bartlett's Christmas drama for a divided Britain
December, 11 2018
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Sleeping Beauty review – futuristic panto for the Fortnite generation
December, 10 2018
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Uncle Vanya review – Terry Johnson brings brutality to Chekhov country
December, 7 2018
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The Producers review – Brooks's bonfire of good taste still burns brightly
December, 6 2018
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Hole review – history of female empowerment with heavy gravity
December, 5 2018
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Burke and Hare review – a very merry romp about murder
December, 3 2018
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Jeannie review – return of a spirited Scottish Cinderella
December, 3 2018
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Love-Lies-Bleeding review – Don DeLillo play is a matter of life and death
November, 15 2018
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Hadestown review – musical Orpheus myth is a beguiling fable for today
November, 14 2018
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Pinter Three and Four review – terror from Tamsin Greig, and a hilarious Lee Evans
November, 11 2018
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The Hoes review – Essex girls in Ibiza search for sex and security
November, 9 2018
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The Watsons review – Austen heroine brought stunningly back to life
November, 8 2018
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Zoo review – soulmates, sloths and slutty penguins
November, 7 2018
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Michael Billington is a writer who has produced content for theguardian.com
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New Play, National Theatre, New York, West End, Arthur Miller, Harold Pinter, David Suchet, Jamie Lloyd, Lloyd Webber, Tucker Green
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