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Laura de Lisle

Articles By Laura De Lisle

Troy Story, RSC online review - biting off more than it can chew

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15 Heroines, Jermyn Street Theatre online review - putting the women back into Greek myth

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Harlots, BBC Two review – sublime, ridiculous, and always entertaining

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Sunnymead Court, Tristan Bates Theatre review - a lovely lockdown romance

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C-o-n-t-a-c-t, Musidrama review - a beautifully bonkers promenade

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Alice, A Virtual Theme Park review – down the technological rabbit hole

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The Merchant of Venice, BBC iPlayer review – a parable on the limits of tolerance

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Blueprint Medea, Finborough Theatre online review – well-meaning but clunky update

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Birdsong, The Original Theatre Company online review – a gutsy experiment

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, National Theatre At Home review – a mad delight

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Small Island, National Theatre At Home review – big-hearted story hits every beat

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Antony and Cleopatra, National Theatre at Home review – Fiennes and Okonedo triumph in dragging tragedy

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The Tyler Sisters, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs review – raucous celebration of sisterhood

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Mother of Him, Park Theatre review – lean domestic drama unsure where it stands

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For Services Rendered, Jermyn Street Theatre review – uneven revival of 1930s drama

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Wilderness, Hampstead Theatre review - stark portrait of modern divorce

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