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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Swive [Elizabeth] review – a not so modern queen fights for absolute power
December 15th, 2019
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Teenage Dick review – Daniel Monks is a dazzling high-school Richard III
December 13th, 2019
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A Kind of People review – uncompromising look at modern Britain
December 12th, 2019
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Three Sisters review – Inua Ellams transfers Chekhov to Nigeria
December 11th, 2019
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Sorry Jake Gyllenhaal, but the British musical is alive and kicking
December 9th, 2019
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Cyrano de Bergerac review – James McAvoy is fierce in radical reboot of romantic classic
December 9th, 2019
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Ravens: Spassky vs Fischer review – game of chess is a cold war thriller
December 6th, 2019
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Fairview review – a daring challenge to the white gaze
December 5th, 2019
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Ten of my favourite shows in five decades as a theatre critic
December 4th, 2019
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What I've learned from 10,000 nights at the theatre
December 4th, 2019
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The Boy Friend review – an exuberant jaunt to the Riviera
December 4th, 2019
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The Wind of Heaven review – a bewitching tale of faith and guilt
November 29th, 2019
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The Boy in the Dress review – Robbie Williams has a ball with David Walliams
November 28th, 2019
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I saw Jonathan Miller in Beyond the Fringe – and I'm still dazzled
November 28th, 2019
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Candida review – Shaw's comedy of fizzing words and extreme passion
November 27th, 2019
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The Arrival review – fraternal reunion pits nature against nurture
November 26th, 2019
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe review – magical escape from the perils of war
November 26th, 2019
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Land Without Dreams review – the future gets stuck in the mud
November 21st, 2019
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& Juliet review – pop mogul Max Martin's bizarre jukebox bonanza
November 20th, 2019
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Dear Evan Hansen review – high-school musical captures agonies of youth
November 19th, 2019
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Touching the Void proves anything is possible in the theatre
November 15th, 2019
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Unknown Rivers review – Odimba is a writer to watch
November 14th, 2019
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Mary Poppins review – stageful of sugar is a rapturous delight
November 13th, 2019
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Spiderfly review – a tantalising tale of tangled relationships
November 12th, 2019
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What does the Piccadilly ceiling collapse mean for London theatre?
November 8th, 2019
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Reputation review – one woman's words against a Hollywood bully
November 7th, 2019
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Sydney and the Old Girl review – Miriam Margolyes excels as a mother at war
November 6th, 2019
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Murder in the Cathedral review – Eliot staged in a sacred space
November 5th, 2019
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High Fidelity review – Nick Hornby's vinyl nerd back in the groove
November 4th, 2019
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Mustapha Matura obituary
November 1st, 2019
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Chemistry review – a warm story of love in the face of mental illness
November 1st, 2019
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The Antipodes review – Annie Baker searches for the sting in the tale
October 31st, 2019
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Light Falls review – Simon Stephens' guilt-ridden love letter to the north
October 30th, 2019
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Hard talk: Broadway gets tough on America in crisis
October 29th, 2019
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Joan Plowright at 90: the star who spoke truth to British theatre
October 28th, 2019
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Vassa review – revolutionary attack on moribund politics
October 21st, 2019
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[Blank] review – Alice Birch's build-your-own-play experiment
October 18th, 2019
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A History of Water in the Middle East review – cheeky political lesson makes waves
October 15th, 2019
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The Ice Cream Boys review – an ambitious slice of South African history
October 14th, 2019
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Groan Ups review – school swots and bullies for life
October 10th, 2019
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The Man in the White Suit review – Stephen Mangan reinvents Ealing boffin
October 9th, 2019
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Shukshin’s Stories review – moving tales of Siberian village folk
October 8th, 2019
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State of the arts: 'Theatre is usually in tune with our volatile times'
October 5th, 2019
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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg review – Peter Nichols' classic has rare truth
October 3rd, 2019
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'Master Harold' … and the Boys review – a waltz for worldly harmony
October 2nd, 2019
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Sanditon and The Watsons: TV and theatre finish what Austen started
October 1st, 2019
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Macbeth review – John Simm excels despite much toil and trouble
September 29th, 2019
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My Beautiful Laundrette review – an iconic movie cleverly reimagined
September 27th, 2019
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Two Ladies review – presidents’ wives turn to violence
September 25th, 2019
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Youth Without God review – anti-Nazi drama calls out liberal bystanders
September 24th, 2019
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