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Nick Curtis is Chief Theatre Critic of the Evening Standard, a feature writer, columnist and award-winning interviewer. For the paper he has reported on mayoral campaigns, terror attacks and the 2012 Olympics, recreated the first scheduled commercial flight in a biplane, and opened Tower Bridge.... MORE

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Nick Curtis is Chief Theatre Critic of the Evening Standard, a feature writer, columnist and award-winning interviewer. For the paper he has reported on mayoral campaigns, terror attacks and the 2012 Olympics, recreated the first scheduled commercial flight in a biplane, and opened Tower Bridge.

Theatre

John Gabriel Borkman at the Bridge Theatre: dour Ibsen is hard going

The three central performances are focused and intense, but even Simon Russell Beale can’t leaven the gloom

Sep 30, 2022
Theatre

Juliet Stevenson on ‘role of a lifetime’ in West End show The Doctor

The delayed transfer from the the Almeida starts previews this week

Sep 29, 2022
Theatre

The Crucible at the National review: Erin Doherty lights up the stage

Lyndsey Turner’s production of a bona fide classic rolls over us with remorseless, implacable intent

Sep 29, 2022
Theatre

Jews. In Their Own Words: no-one who needs to see it will actually go

This muddled act of public atonement on the part of the Court is a salutary watch but who is it for?

Sep 29, 2022
TV

This England review: splendid television, history distilled on screen

A methodically damning drama about the government’s response to the Covid crisis

Sep 28, 2022
Theatre

Eureka Day at the Old Vic review: Helen Hunt is superby understated

The Oscar-winning actress has chosen a collegiate unstarry vehicle where the star is the incisive script

Sep 26, 2022
Theatre

The Wonderful World of Dissocia: deliciously free, bordering on random

This play of two halves offers witty jokes and a profound second act

Sep 23, 2022
Theatre

The Apology at Arcola Theatre: a story that needs to be told

Though far from subtle, this hard-hitting play packs some surprises

Sep 21, 2022
Theatre

Handbagged, Kiln Theatre: history repeats itself in a timely revival

This long-planned revival finds itself carrying even more posthumous weight

Sep 16, 2022
Theatre

The Snail House at Hampstead : Richard Eyre’s debut play disappoints

The eminent director’s first play would have benefited from a more rigorous edit

Sep 15, 2022
Theatre

The Two Popes at Rose Theatre: sparring pontiffs decidedly undivine

The script leaves little room for nuance in this old-fashioned piece of work

Sep 14, 2022
Theatre

The Clinic at the Almeida Theatre: both fascinating and frustrating

Dipo Baruwa-Etti’s latest play could be more finessed but it’s got lots to chew over

Sep 13, 2022
Theatre

Playwright Dipo Baruwa-Etti on his new play The Clinic at the Almeida

One of the most prolific and original talents working in theatre today, he’s grappling with big questions, and how to effect change

Sep 13, 2022
TV

The Suspect review: Ridiculously twisty and pretty darn dramatic

It’s diverting enough, and will surely give Aidan Turner fans more to swoon over

Sep 6, 2022
Theatre

I, Joan at Shakespeare’s Globe: this joyful play may be a game-changer

Charlie Josephine’s play is too subtle for a hot culture-war take

Sep 2, 2022
Theatre

Elizabeth Fry; ‘The Angel of Prisons’: hyper-local play with heart

This story is compelling and informative though clumsily told

Aug 25, 2022
TV

Who Murdered Meredith Kercher? on Paramount+: pointless and prurient

One comes away from this documentary feeling slightly soiled

Aug 25, 2022
Insider

‘Brad Pitt wore a skirt, but can I get away with it in London?’

A wave of Hollywood stars have won praise for mixing up their wardrobes — but what happens when men who aren’t A-listers wear a skirt? Nick Curtis drops his trousers to find out

Aug 19, 2022
TV

House of the Dragon review: mo dragons mo problems - I’m hooked again

There’s little to disappoint or surprise fans in this prequel but it’s huge fun as ever

Aug 19, 2022
Theatre

Two Ukrainian Plays at Finborough Theatre: a protest against Putin

The Finborough showcases the very culture that Vladimir Putin wants to destroy

Aug 12, 2022