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Helen Hawkins

Articles By Helen Hawkins

Past Lives review - poignant story of a long-maturing love

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The Woman in the Wall, BBC One review - deliciously dark murder mystery with a tragic hinterland

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Next to Normal, Donmar Warehouse review - terrific cast in a punchy musical

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The Odyssey: The Underworld, National Theatre review - community effort with real heart and a great staging

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Fool's Paradise review - unfunny stab at making fun of Hollywood

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L'immensità review - enigmatic portrait of a trans teen in an unhappy family

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Matthew Bourne's Romeo + Juliet, Sadler's Wells review - exhilarating dancing, inventive moves

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Jewels, The Australian Ballet, Royal Opera House review - a sparkling parade of great dancing

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The Beanie Bubble review - an under-stuffed, misshapen product saga

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Carlos at 50, Royal Opera House review - lovingly designed gala from a still impressive star

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Grenfell: In the Words of Survivors, National Theatre review - verbatim theatre delivered to wrenching effect

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Barbie review - uneasy blend of farce and feminism

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A Playlist for the Revolution, Bush Theatre review - idealism meets reality head-on

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Song from Far Away, Hampstead Theatre review - gentle monologue from a man grappling with grief

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A Strange Loop, Barbican review - Black queer musical with confusing concept but an excellent lead

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La Syndicaliste review - a star outshines her conspiracy thriller script

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