sun 25/02/2024

Helen Hawkins

Articles By Helen Hawkins

Dalgliesh, Series 2, Channel 5 review - more gory cases for PD James's brooding poet-detective

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Operation Mincemeat, Fortune Theatre review - high-octane musical comedy hits the big time

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Brainwashed review - the toxic impact of the 'male gaze' in film

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August in England, Bush Theatre review - Lenny Henry monologue lands a painful one-two

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Colin from Accounts, BBC Two review - winning mix of great performances, nuanced writing and a cute dog

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A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction, Barbican Theatre review - eco-touring play doesn’t travel well

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry review - affecting tale of a late-life road trip

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Retrograde, Kiln Theatre review - powerful reworking of a pivotal moment for Black actors

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Rodéo review - heroine from the banlieues powers a rebel-teens saga

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The Secret Life of Bees, Almeida Theatre review - stirringly delivered musical about civil rights

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The Meaning of Zong, Barbican review - didactic tale based on the 1781 massacre of 132 slaves

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Loving Highsmith review - documentary focused on the writer's lighter side

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The Dry House, Marylebone Theatre review - fine performances in Irish three-hander

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Jungle Book reimagined, Sadler's Wells review - a doomy revision of the Kipling stories

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Hamlet, Bristol Old Vic On Screen review - faithful capture of a stage performance

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For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy, Apollo Theatre review - a turbo-charged, game-changing piece of theatre

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