Clare Brennan

Reviews theatre throughout the UK for The Observer

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The Model Apartment review – outrageously funny and breathtakingly horrifying
December, 9 2018
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Billionaire Boy review – bring on the Mintybumfresh
December, 2 2018
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The Maids review – Genet’s poetry breaks free
November, 25 2018
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They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! review – Dario Fo's farce for our times
November, 18 2018
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The Madness of George III review – Mark Gatiss is sensational
November, 11 2018
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Close Quarters review – a brave battle of preconceptions
November, 4 2018
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Clear White Light review – Edgar Allen Poe meets the NHS
October, 28 2018
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Europe review – David Greig’s Yugoslav war play still resonates
October, 21 2018
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Mother Courage and Her Children review – shockingly contemporary
October, 14 2018
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Rebus: Long Shadows review – Rankin’s dour detective takes to the stage
September, 30 2018
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Steel review – sisters beaten by the system
September, 23 2018
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Better Off Dead review – an elegy for the written off
September, 16 2018
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The Habit of Art review – Alan Bennett’s profound play within a play
September, 9 2018
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Huff review – into Canada’s heart of darkness
August, 26 2018
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The Approach review – a stunning study of everyday relationships
August, 19 2018
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Swallows and Amazons review – sadly lacking the magic of the original
August, 12 2018
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Joking Apart review – Ayckbourn’s delicate balance
August, 5 2018
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Block review – deconstructing city life with dance and acrobatics
July, 29 2018
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a joyful twist on the classic swashbuckler
July, 22 2018
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Astley’s Astounding Adventures review – the first circus reimagined
July, 15 2018
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The Reason I Jump review – a revelatory insight into autism
June, 17 2018
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Summer Holiday review – a joyous interchange of stage and coach
June, 10 2018
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Happy Days review – a pragmatic rejig
June, 3 2018
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Othello review – a contemporary conundrum
May, 6 2018
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The Big Corner review – universal tales of Bolton life
April, 29 2018
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Tremor review – an aftershock not fully realised
April, 22 2018
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Hard Times review – Dickens goes to the circus
April, 15 2018
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The Damned United review – Brian Clough drama is a game of two halves
April, 8 2018
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Votes for Women review – vintage suffrage play with topical weight
March, 18 2018
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Circle Mirror Transformation review – naturalism without the social context
March, 10 2018
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The Shadow Factory review – Southampton’s wartime spirit
March, 4 2018
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Dead and Breathing review – tense question of life or death
February, 18 2018
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Dublin Carol review – an undertaker battles with the bottle
February, 11 2018
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Bold Girls review – a woman’s hard-hitting view of the Troubles
February, 4 2018
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Black Men Walking review – compelling study of identity
January, 28 2018
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A Passage to India review – committed but stilted
January, 21 2018
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Fauna review – a mixed-bag menagerie
January, 14 2018
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The Secret Seven review – seven go north
December, 31 2017
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The Wizard of Oz review – follow this yellow brick road
December, 17 2017
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Guys and Dolls review – larger than life, but with a core of grit
December, 10 2017
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe review – full-spectrum winter spectacle
December, 10 2017
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The Arabian Nights review – a thing of wonder
December, 3 2017
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A Christmas Carol review – top-quality humbug
November, 26 2017
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We are the Lions, Mr Manager review – powerful tale of workers’ rights
November, 19 2017
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The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca review – Maxine Peake’s tribute to Hull’s headscarf revolutionaries
November, 12 2017
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Under Milk Wood review – sure-footed shapeshifting
November, 5 2017
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The Cherry Orchard review – all change for Chekhov
October, 22 2017
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Dirty Laundry review – dark truths unearthed in the Potteries
October, 15 2017
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(the fall of) The Master Builder review – knock it down and start again…
October, 8 2017
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Flood review – a sadly submerged parable
October, 1 2017
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