sat 13/07/2024

Helen Hawkins

Articles By Helen Hawkins

Infinite Life, National Theatre review - beguiling new comedy about a world of pain

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Lyric Theatre review - adult panto delivered as jolly chaos

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Trevor Noah: Off the Record, O2 review - welcome return to standup for the polyglot motormouth

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The Eternal Daughter review - tricksy ghost story with a poignant emotional core

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A Stitch in Time review - feelgood Aussie indie with an undernourished script

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The Crown, Season 6, Netflix review - royal epic in a vain search for authenticity

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How to Have Sex review - compelling journey of a vulnerable teen

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Clyde's, Donmar Warehouse review - high-octane comedy with a soft-centre

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The Confessions, National Theatre review - rich mix of the personal and the epic

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Dear England, Prince Edward Theatre review - still a winner in its new West End home

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The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from the Life of John le Carré, Apple TV+ review - outstanding, intriguing portrait of David Cornwell

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Meetings, Orange Tree Theatre review - three-hander that chews on big issues

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Hamnet, Garrick Theatre review - conventional adaptation of the bestseller drains its poetry away

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They had a good war: Powell and Pressburger's no-nonsense heroines

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The Reckoning, BBC One review - Savile saga that doesn't tell the whole story

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Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends, Gielgud Theatre review - exuberant gala of nonstop virtuosity

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