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Laura de Lisle

Articles By Laura De Lisle

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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The Rubenstein Kiss, Southwark Playhouse review - slick spy drama doesn't quite come together

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Eden, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs review - thoughtful commentary on people and principles

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Bodies, Southwark Playhouse review - shaky revival misses the mark

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Unexpected Joy, Southwark Playhouse review - fully predictable fun

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Emilia, Shakespeare's Globe review - polemic disguised as a play

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Othello, Shakespeare's Globe review - André Holland shines, Mark Rylance pursues laughs

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