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Heather Neill

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Heather Neill is a critic and theatre writer. She was Arts Editor of The Times Educational Supplement and has contributed features to The Times, Telegraph and theatre programmes. She reviews for The Stage, interviews for theatrevoice.com and has been a judge of the Offies and the Theatre Book Prize and an assessor for NT Connections.

Articles By Heather Neill

Nora: A Doll's House, Young Vic review - Ibsen diced, sliced and reinvented with poetic precision

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The Duchess of Malfi, Almeida Theatre review - a radically original perspective on Webster's tragedy

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A Christmas Carol, Old Vic Theatre review - the festive favourite mixes gloom with merriment

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The Wind of Heaven, Finborough Theatre review - a welcome, if strange, Emlyn Williams rediscovery

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The Taming of the Shrew, Barbican review - different but still problematic

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Ian McKellen On Stage, Harold Pinter Theatre review - a master relishes the joy of theatre

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Blood Wedding, Young Vic review - inventive, poetic if over-stretched revival of Lorca's rural tragedy

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A Doll's House, Lyric Hammersmith review - Ibsen tellingly transposed to colonial India

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The Girl on the Train, Duke of York's Theatre review - boozy psycho-thriller rolls clunkily into town

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theartsdesk Q&A: Lia Williams on the challenges of theatre

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Death of a Salesman, Young Vic review - new-minted revival of a masterpiece

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theartsdesk Q&A: playwright William Nicholson

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Mary's Babies, Jermyn Street Theatre review - rollercoaster investigation of early fertility treatment

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Tartuffe, National Theatre review - morality-heavy version of the comedy classic

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Agnes Colander, Jermyn Street Theatre review - Naomi Frederick shines in 'new' Granville Barker

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Ralegh: the Treason Trial, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse review - gripping verbatim court case

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Reissue CDs Weekly: Hangman’s Beautiful Daughters

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DVD/Blu Ray: The Elephant Man

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One Man, Two Guvnors, National Theatre at Home review – blis...

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The Platform review - timely, violent and effective

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Album: Pokey LaFarge, Rock Bottom Rhapsody - a gourmet gumbo

Talk about a great big melting pot! The eighth studio album by the man born 36 ago as Andrew Heissler in Bloomington, Indiana, and known to the...

Lazy Susan, Soho Theatre On Demand review - sketch duo'...

You may have seen Lazy Susan's excellent BBC pilot last year; now a series has been commissioned from Freya Parker and Celeste Dring so we can...

ReMastered: Tricky Dicky and the Man in Black, Netflix revie...

Netflix’s ReMastered series is one of the streaming channel’s undersung gems. Launching in 2018, when Tricky Dick and the Man in...

The Turn of the Screw, Opera North, OperaVision review - cla...

Feeling stir-crazy right now? Imagine being confined to one room with a half-crazed housekeeper, two dysfunctional kids and two increasingly...

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema, BBC Four review - the...

Mirrors and windows, looking at ourselves or out into the world, reflecting the culture or making it: compare and contrast. This was the...