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Tom Birchenough

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Bio
Tom has been based largely in Moscow since 1991, from where he has written for a range of publications. He has contributed to Variety since 1993, and was for many years the film critic for the main English-language publication in Russia, The Moscow Times. He has been associate producer on a number of television documentaries on Russian subjects.

Articles By Tom Birchenough

Faith, Hope & Charity, National Theatre review - a grim compassion

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Torch Song, Turbine Theatre review - impressive return for Harvey Fierstein's seminal gay drama

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The Son, Duke of York's Theatre review - a piercing drama of depression

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Appropriate, Donmar Warehouse review - fraught family reunion blisteringly told

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DVD: Are You Proud?

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Peter Pan, Troubadour White City review - off to a flying start

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DVD/Blu-ray: Ash Is Purest White

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Varda by Agnès review - a richly moving film farewell

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Equus, Trafalgar Studios review - passionate intensity

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DVD/Blu-ray: A Case for a Rookie Hangman

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DVD/Blu-ray: Sauvage

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Three Sisters, Maly Drama Theatre, Vaudeville Theatre review - a Chekhov of luminous clarity

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Sweat, Gielgud Theatre review - searing drama of working life

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Bronx Gothic, Young Vic review - fervid intensity

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DVD: Sink

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The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Cheek by Jowl/Pushkin Theatre, Barbican review - theatre satire updated

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Werther, Royal Opera review - shadows and sunsets from an un...

Goethe’s Die Leiden des junges Werthers (The Sorrows of Young Werther) was a vital spark in the ignition of the German romantic...

The Kitchen review – more gangsters' molls taking over...

Three women decide to take over their husbands’ criminal...

Big the Musical - sweet if wildly overstretched

The work isn't finished on Big, if this stage musical...

Defending the Guilty, BBC Two review - trials and tribulatio...

This new legal comedy is based on a well-received book...

Faith, Hope & Charity, National Theatre review - a grim...

Alexander Zeldin continues his devastating analysis of modern Britain in this culminating play of a (very loose) trilogy that started with...

Love in the Countryside, BBC Two review - reaping a harvest...

If you’re a farmer who works round the clock to feed sheep, milk cows and so forth, how on earth do you make time to find a partner and reap a...

CD: Renée Zellweger - Judy

Renée Zellweger already has strong musical cinema form, Her role as...

Don Giovanni, Royal Opera review - laid-back Lothario

Kasper Holten left a mixed bag of productions behind at...

Brydon, Mack and Mitchell, Portsmouth Guildhall review - fam...

Rob Brydon, Lee Mack and David Mitchell are the host and team captains respectively of Would I Lie to You?, the long-running BBC One...

BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park review – Pet Shop Boys, Westli...

You might think that being first on the bill with a half-hour slot at 1.15pm would be an affront to a band who’d had a 12-times platinum album and...