sat 24/07/2021

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

The Dumb Waiter, Old Vic: In Camera review - more in sorrow than in anger

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Romeo and Juliet, Creation Theatre online review - game version falls between stools

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Romeo and Juliet, National Theatre online review - a triumphant hybrid

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Romeo and Juliet, Palace Theatre, Manchester online review - futuristic and timely

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Love in a Wood, Jermyn Street Theatre review - stars gather remotely for a lively online presentation

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's Globe online review - a seasonal treat

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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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Off the Rails review - go for the scenery, not the script

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Reclaiming Amy, BBC Two review - Winehouse family and friend...

“My worst fear? What am I scared of?” Amy Winehouse ponders. She pauses thoughtfully: “Myself.”

Ten years to the day since she died, ...

Album: Anne-Marie - Therapy

Anne-Marie Nicholson is a hard-working young woman from Essex whose career description is “Global Girl-next-door Pop Star”. She has incrementally...

Le Comte Ory, Garsington Opera review - high musical style a...

Play it straight and you’ll get more laughs: that’s the standard advice on great operatic comedies like the masterpieces of the Gilbert &...

Album: Jackson Browne - Downhill From Everywhere

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost 50 years since I splurged a day’s Saturday pay on For Everyman, Jackson Browne’s second...

Lava, Bush Theatre review - poetic writing, mesmerically per...

What’s in a name? In Benedict Lombe’s incendiary...

Riders of Justice review - revenge, coincidence and the mean...

All events are products of a series of preceding events. Or is life just a chain of coincidences? And if so, what’s the point in anything?...