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Tom Birchenough

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Articles By Tom Birchenough

Lava, Soho Theatre review - silences, secrets and lies

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'Daddy' A Melodrama, Almeida Theatre review - production exuberance carries a new play of promise

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The Fever Syndrome, Hampstead Theatre review - ambitious family drama falls short

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Peggy For You, Hampstead Theatre review - comedic gold, and a splinter of ice, from Tamsin Greig

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Measure for Measure, Sam Wanamaker Theatre review - this problem play is a delight

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A Merchant of Venice, Playground Theatre review - Shylock supreme in a pared-down production

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'Night, Mother, Hampstead Theatre review - despair in sotto-voce

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The Winter's Tale, RSC, BBC Four review - post-war poise colours a solid production

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A Splinter of Ice, Original Theatre Company online review - Graham Greene and Kim Philby are friends reunited

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Blu-ray: I Was at Home, But...

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Blu-ray: Beginning

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, SHAKE Festival livestream review - a star turn from Luisa Omielan makes this 'Bottom's Dream'

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Memories of My Father review - the richness of childhood, the cruelty of history

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My Father and Me, BBC Two review - Nick Broomfield's moving voyage around his family

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Verdict review - social realism and court procedural combine in powerful Manila drama

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Deutschland 89, Channel 4 review - the Wall comes down, what next?

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Only 36 years later, Tom Cruise is back with his eagerly-awaited Top Gun sequel (it was delayed a couple of years by Covid), and there...

The Father and the Assassin, National Theatre review - Gandh...

The young Indian man stepping towards us on the vast Olivier stage is unremarkable enough, slight and boyish in manner. When he speaks he is...

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I have to confess, it’s a long time since I’ve thought about the Nitty Gritty Dirty Band and a new...

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One effect of the film I Get Knocked Down, a playfully constructed journey around the life of Chumbawamba vocalist Dunstan Bruce, is to...

Berrut, ECO, Guzzo, Cadogan Hall review - Schubert with a sm...

I came for the Schubert and it didn’t disappoint. Which was...